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Local Politics

July 28th, 2016
Hon Vanterpool accused of scaremongering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Communications and Works and Fourth District Representative, Hon Mark H. Vanterpool, who used the platform at the opening of Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival on July 25, 2016 to tell the people that the British Government is coming to impose direct rule, has been accused of scaremongering by radio talk show host Mr Doug Wheatley.

July 26th, 2016
‘One BVI or Not?’ Hon Fahie blasts Hon Walwyn’s decision

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Letting his disappointment known following the decision by Culture Minister Hon Myron V. Walwyn to deny Opposition Leader Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) to speak at the opening of Virgin Islands (VI) Festival 2016 even though Hon Fraser was slated to speak, Opposition Member Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said Government missed a golden opportunity to show how much the VI had matured as a people and as a territory in a manner that respects the freedom their ancestors fought for them to enjoy.

July 25th, 2016
Hon Fraser kicked off Festival Opening Programme by Hon Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a shocking announcement, Leader of the Opposition and Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA has claimed on his Facebook wall that he was "kicked off" the programme for the Opening of Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival this evening, July 25, 2016 by controversial Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn.

July 23rd, 2016
Julian Willock calls for divisive politics to stop!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former Permanent Secretary and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Advance Marketing and Professional Services, Julian Willock, has called on the “political class” to end the divisive politics and stop the rhetoric that is causing the country to be divided.

July 11th, 2016
Hon Fraser accuses Premier Smith of lying to public again!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Opposition Leader Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has accused Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith of misleading the public on the controversial BVI Airways agreement.

July 3rd, 2016
VI has nothing to lose @ next ‘Constitution negotiations’ with UK- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Noting that the time has passed when he is prepared to accept the status quo as being ‘ok’, Opposition Leader and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has stated that the Virgin Islands must state clearly to their leaders what is it they should demand of the United Kingdom at the next round of ‘Constitution negotiations’.

July 2nd, 2016
Hon Walwyn tells VIslanders to not sell out lands! Is he being hypocritical?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Arguing that ownership of land is part and parcel of the state and economic control of the economy of the Virgin Islands, Education Minister Hon Myron V. Walwyn said Virgin Islanders need to be vigilant that they do not lose ownership of their lands.

June 28th, 2016
Blame BVI Electricity Corporation for water woes- Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Lack of water continues to be a serious issue in the Virgin Islands, particularly on Tortola and Virgin Gorda. Residents continue to cry out as the Virgin Islands' Government cannot fulfill the mandate of a continuous supply of potable water to all citizens.

June 28th, 2016
Edmund G. Maduro gives Rajah A. Smith ‘10/10’ for chiding VIP leaders

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Noting that it is everyone’s right to freedom of expression, according to the Constitution, talk show host Edmund G. Maduro has showered Rajah A. Smith with praise for recently calling out the senior members of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) to step up their game and stop the infighting.

June 27th, 2016
More details emerge of giveaways to Chinese Company in airport contract

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The National Democratic Party (NDP) Government headed by Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith came to power in 2011 on the rhetoric that the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) of then Premier Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE had chosen a foreign company, Biwater, for a water purchase agreement over a local company, Ocean Conversion (BVI) Limited.

East End/Long Look 2016 Festival artistes 31 July to August 3

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