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Local Politics

February 13th, 2016
High Voltage Cable Laying Project poorly planned- Hon Fraser

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - Leader of the Opposition and Representative for the Third District Honourable Julian Fraser RA said that there was poor planning surrounding the excavation works in areas, including the Third District, where the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) is laying a high-voltage cable underground as part of its Phase 5 upgrade.

February 12th, 2016
Flip flopping again? Premier Smith admits BVI Airways owes nothing to BVIAA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has confirmed that nothing else is owed by BVI Airways to the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) following a court case in 2014 which resulted in the outstanding balance being resolved after $70,000 had been paid.

February 12th, 2016
NDP Politicians rake in thousands from Ports Development Project!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI- With Governor John S. Duncan OBE not committed to good governance and transparency, according to his critics, and with his new interpretation of section 67 of the Virgin Islands Constitution, it seems that elected members of the House of Assembly (HoA) with businesses are now free to “get theirs” directly or indirectly with any Government body without needing permission from the HoA or declaring their interests.

February 12th, 2016
Premier Smith admits giving wrong information to public

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Often criticised by members of the Opposition and the media of giving inaccurate information to the public, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has admitted to doing so.

February 11th, 2016
Donald E. de Castro blasts Gov't for owing locals but investing in foreign airline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Radio talk show host and social commentator Donald E. de Castro has blasted the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government for failing to pay monies owed to numerous contractors and service providers but yet finding money from the Consolidated Fund to invest in BVI Airways, a foreign owned entity.

February 11th, 2016
Hon Walwyn blames wrong information given by Premier Smith on his $1M ‘Wall’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was first and accurately reported by our newsroom that the controversial Minister for Education and Culture, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn, spent well over One Million and Seventy-eight Thousand Dollars ($1,078,000.00) on a wall at the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) in 2015. Many teachers and parents after hearing this were disgusted and outraged, especially since the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration has left the country broke and public schools cannot get basic items

February 11th, 2016
No fireworks for Tortola Pier Park opening - Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has stated that there will be no fireworks for the opening of the controversial Tortola Pier Park on February 16, 2016.

February 11th, 2016
Joseph M. Rosan accuses Quito Rhymer of unfair dismissal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former band member of Quito’s Joseph Mathieu Rosan believes he was unjustly fired from his position as a drummer because of a post made on social media regarding Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool and the cruise pier development project.

February 10th, 2016
VIP did it too! Premier Smith on justifying purchase of new luxury vehicle

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has hit back at critics of his for the purchase of a new Cadillac Escalade at a cost of $92,500, saying that during the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government, the spending on Government owned vehicles was much higher.

February 10th, 2016
Like this NDP Gov’t gone mad!- Radio caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “When you guys ready to march you guys let me know. This is madness,” said an obviously frustrated radio caller who admitted he voted for the National Democratic Party (NDP) at the June 8, 2015 elections but is since regretting his decision.

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