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Local Politics

October 1st, 2015
Edmund G. Maduro 'needs to read the Constitution!' – Gov John S. Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Governor of the Virgin Islands His Excellency John S. Duncan OBE has fired back at talk show host Mr Edmund G. Maduro who alleged that the Governor was being silent on the matter of the National Health Insurance (NHI).

September 29th, 2015
Gov’t snubs D1 Rep @ reopening of WE Police Station

WEST END, Tortola, VI – Representative for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie had reason once again to blast the current National Democratic Party (NDP) Government for continuing on a path of disrespect, especially when it comes to effecting works in his community, but said is he none-the-less grateful that the cries of the people he represents are being addressed by Government.

September 29th, 2015
Is National Health Insurance really Social Security?

By Alred C. Frett

Practice makes perfect even to those skilled in Deceit & Destruction:

If we lose ourselves it’s impossible to lead others – However, as indoctrinated Descendants of Slaves we are conditioned to accept wrong as right and regard ourselves as Lazy & Violent when Historical Facts show Europeans as the ones who stole America from Mexicans & Indians, robbed the Resources of others, enslaved Africans, slaughtered Indians, Muslims, Blacks & Japanese.

September 25th, 2015
'Don't expect miracles!’ - Hon Turnbull tells constituents

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- Second District Representative Honourable Melvin 'Mitch' Turnbull gave it to residents straight when he told them not to expect miracles from him to solve all their problems at once as it will be a team effort from all parties. Hon Turnbull was speaking at the Cane Garden Bay Community Centre last evening, September 24, 2015.

September 24th, 2015
CGB meeting tonight to discuss 1st year priorities – Hon Turnbull

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – New Second District Representative Honourable Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull will tonight September 24, 2015 hold his third community meeting since becoming District Representative, this time in Cane Garden Bay having held meetings in Meyers and Jost van Dyke earlier this week.

September 24th, 2015
UPDATE:– Natalio D. Wheatley urges Premier Smith to show leadership

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Social commentator and talk show regular Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru is pleased with the statements by Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith on the petition to send the National Health Insurance (NHI) back to the drawing board.

September 22nd, 2015
‘I’ll stand up to Gov't whether VIP or NDP’- Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Social commentator, college lecturer and member of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru said he does not discriminate when it comes to representing the interests of the people, regardless of which Government is in power.

September 17th, 2015
UPDATE: Govt will implement 'most' of Observers recommendations – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith said Government will be taking seriously the recommendations of the Commonwealth Elections Observer Mission on the June 8, 2015 general elections.

September 16th, 2015
UPDATE: ‘Persons concerned about losing their jobs over petition’ - Sowande

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The proposer of a petition against the National Health Insurance (NHI) Natalio D, Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru said that while the gathering of signatures is going well both online and on paper, some persons have expressed fear over losing their jobs if they signed voicing their concerns over the health scheme which fully comes on stream from January 2016.

September 16th, 2015
Freedom of Information Bill still on the back burner for Gov't

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier of the Virgin Islands Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith yesterday, September 15, 2015, said Government has placed no timeline on the bringing of the Freedom of Information Bill to the House of Assembly for passage.

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