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Local Politics

December 10th, 2016
Virgin Islands Party 3

Dickson Igwe

The Grand Old Party appears to have finally settled into a mould ready for governance. The next [British] Virgin Islands General Election is in two years. That is a very long way off. The transition from Honourable Ralph Telford O’Neal OBE to Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), a leader more “liked” by members of the Virgin Islands Party, and the wider country, has certainly not gone smoothly.

December 6th, 2016
Is the NDP Gov’t too broke for a 2017 Budget Day?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word around social media, the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP), talk show hosts and civil society is that the ruling National Democratic Party’s (NDP) raiding of the public treasury to win the 2015 snap elections is still coming home to roost.

November 30th, 2016
Fahie In, Fraser Out: Big upset in VIP elections

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) has a new Chairman in First District Representative Hon Andrew A. Fahie, who moments ago, November 30, 2016 unseated Opposition Leader and Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA at the party’s internal elections held at Maria’s by the Sea in Road Town.

November 24th, 2016
I am a humble person, not power hungry- Dr Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Dr Natalio D. 'Sowande Uhuru' Wheatley has dismissed talk that he is power hungry, a rolling stone and opportunist following his announcement that he was moving from the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP), where he was President, to the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) just over a week before its elections.

November 23rd, 2016
Natalio D. Wheatley throws hat in ring for VIP President

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Two days after announcing that he was resigning from the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) to join the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP), political candidate in the last two general elections of the Virgin Islands, Mr Natalio D. Wheatley has indicated he will be vying for the position of President of the VIP when its elections is held on November 30, 2016.

November 21st, 2016
Natalio D. Wheatley joins VIP!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With just over a week before the elections of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), there comes the news that talk show host, college lecturer and former People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) President, Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru has left that party to join the VIP.

November 21st, 2016
It’s a fact Dr O’Neal has no ‘reach’- Julio S. Henry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Maybe he has a good chin or a wicked counter punch but talk show host Julio S. Henry has dared come to the support of Opposition Leader Hon Julian Fraser (R3) and also agreeing that Ninth District Representative Dr The Hon Hubert O’Neal has no “reach.”

November 11th, 2016
New group emerges; Could turn into new political party!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our newsroom after months of investigation is that a new group has emerged and has been meeting for the last four to five months.

October 10th, 2016
Honeymoon’s over! Deputy Premier Pickering to face tough questions in HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- History was created when between 2011 to 2015- the first of the two consecutive four year term of the Ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Government- that the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) had zero questions for the Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), who is also the territory’s Deputy Premier.

October 5th, 2016
House of Assembly to meet on October 13, 2016

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI:- The Virgin Islands’ Parliament, known as the House of Assembly (HoA), will meet again on Thursday October 13, 2016, according to a senior National Democratic Party (NDP) source.

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