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April 19th, 2014
UPDATE: Skelton says NHI needs startup of $15M to $25M

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Ronnie W. Skelton said that the National Health Insurance (NHI) system will need a start up financing from Government of between $15 million and $25 million.

April 17th, 2014
UPDATE: Vanterpool denounces PAC ports project report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool today April 17, 2014 denounced the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Interim Report on the Ports Project as being devoid of facts to substantiate claims made therein.

April 16th, 2014
Fraser to question Premier during tomorrow’s HoA sitting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Third District Hon Julian Fraser RA will tomorrow April 17, 2014 pose a number of questions to Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon D. Orlando Smith in the House of Assembly during the Sixth Sitting of the Third Session of the Second House of Assembly.

April 15th, 2014
‘People need to rise up!’ - Sam Henry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Talk show host Julio S. Henry has argued that Representatives be given at least a million dollars each to execute projects in their districts and said residents should rise up to prevent neglect.

April 11th, 2014
‘We need more NDP must go t-shirts!’ – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The subject of mentally ill persons being made to wear t-shirts bearing the political slogan, ‘NDP must go’ was again brought to the fore, this time when talk show host, Edmund G. Maduro turned his attention to the issue.

April 10th, 2014
'VI becoming a very political society' – Hon. Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands is becoming a very political society according to Minister for Education and Culture Hon. Myron V. Walwyn.

April 9th, 2014
“NDP Must Go!” t-shirts vex Minister Walywn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It seems like at least one Politian will need the new National Health Insurance legislation that was passed in the House of Assembly late last night April 8, 2014 for he is yet again upset and in shock according to him.

April 9th, 2014
Hon. Fahie chided for comments against hospital service

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First District Representative Hon. Andrew A. Fahie came in for some criticism in the House of Assembly (HOA) from Deputy Premier Dr The Hon. Kedrick D. Pickering yesterday, April 8, 2014 after voicing concerns about the way persons are treated at the Peebles Hospital.

April 1st, 2014
‘PEP’ a wakeup call for ‘VIP’ – Hon J. Alvin Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the ‘People’s Empowerment Party’ (PEP) Honourable J. Alvin Christopher fearlessly withstood the grilling of reporters at his party’s launch last Saturday March 29, 2014 when he declared that PEP may be a wakeup call to the VIP.

March 31st, 2014
Hon Fraser throws hat into ring for VIP Chairman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Further to the recent announcement by Leader of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Hon Ralph T. O’Neal, OBE that the party will on April 23, 2014 hold a congress meeting to have internal elections, seasoned member of the party, Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has told Virgin Islands News Online that he intends to accept a nomination for the position of VIP Chairman should one be put forward in his favour.



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