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Local Politics

October 31st, 2014
Paul A. Hewlett named Acting Director of Youth Affairs & Sports

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following the accurate report by this news site on October 1, 2014 that acting Director of Youth Affairs and Sports Mr Patrick O. Harrigan had been forced out of the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports (DYAS) and sent into retirement a new Acting Director has been named.

October 29th, 2014
'VI must talk about same-sex marriage!' – Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Doug Wheatley last night October 28, 2014 stoked controversy by saying that sooner or later the Virgin Islands will have to confront the question of same-sex marriage.

October 21st, 2014
‘Stop calling yourselves the VI; We are the VI!’ – Donald E. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Popular talk show host Mr Donald E. de Castro staged a protest by angrily walking out of the Democratic Candidates for Governor and Lt. Governor of the United States Virgin Islands Honourable Donna M. Christensen and Basil C. Ottley Jr.’s press conference held at Maria’s By The Sea yesterday October 20, 2014.

October 21st, 2014
‘Broken trust a major issue in the USVI’ – Hon Donna M. Christensten

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “The USVI is not in a good place, I live on St Croix, things are very, very low there so we realize that as we prepare to take the realm of government in the US Virgin Islands we have many challenges,” said United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Candidate for Governor Honourable Donna M. Christensen who was in the company of her running mate for Lt. Governor Mr Basil C. Ottley Jr.

October 18th, 2014
National visions and national development plans

By Dickson Igwe

A national vision is a grand idea. It is a panorama of the national mindset. It is a picture in the heart of the citizen and resident, of El Dorado, the land of milk and honey. And the national vision is often best expressed in art, poetry, song, dance, and colorful prose.

October 17th, 2014
‘Speaking your mind a waste of time!’ – Talk show caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A caller to the Speak Your Mind television talk show last Saturday October 11, 2014 believes it is a waste of time to speak out in the Territory because of the lack of action on Government’s part with regards to complaints by the public and the perceived unfairness of the justice system.

October 17th, 2014
Is Ag. CIO Guy Hill being forced out?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - There continues to be whispers inside the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration about the future of the Acting Chief Immigration Officer Guy Hill.

October 15th, 2014
Who will be the next Att Gen? Will Locals be overlooked?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the days count down for the ending of the Virgin Islands’ Attorney General Dr the Honourable Christopher P. Malcolm’s contract, the search is on for his replacement.

October 11th, 2014
King Vision & Queen Infrastructure

By Dickson Igwe

The following narrative argues that vision is crucial to deciding on a national infrastructure model. Understanding a country’s physical and social infrastructure requirements begins with having an overarching national vision. The national vision is a grand idea.

October 10th, 2014
‘Labour Minister needs to be replaced!’ – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio Talk Show host Edmund G. Maduro has sworn to take the fight for a woman, who he believes was unfairly dismissed, to as far as the Governor if he does not get any response from Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering.

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