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Local Politics

November 27th, 2015
Premier Smith boasts of election victory @ just concluded OECS Meeting!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The recent Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Heads Of government meeting held in the Commonwealth of Dominica from November 18 to 19, 2015 saw the attendance of the Virgin Islands’ Premier and Minister for Regional Affairs Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith.

November 25th, 2015
Employment dipped in 2012 & 2013 in VI; Were we misled?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In 2011 the National Democratic Party of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith was elected to office and in the two years that followed, 2012 and 2013, Premier Smith was talking up the Virgin Islands (VI) economy and claiming that it was “robust.” The statistics, however, proves that he was misleading the public.

November 24th, 2015
Syrian refugees heading to the Caribbean! Should VI take some?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – According to a recent CNN online article, the terrorist attacks in Paris showed the world just how vulnerable a free society can be. The attacks have also caused Europe and the United States to rethink their refugee programmes. The refugees fleeing armed conflict in places such as Iraq and Syria among others may now be eyeing the open doors of the Caribbean.

November 24th, 2015
Economy doing well! – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – We remember very well when Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith became the butt of jokes in 2013 when he claimed that the economy was robust, before back pedaling on his own statements. Now again, contrary to reports on the ground and from the ordinary man, Premier Smith has claimed that the Virgin Islands economy is “doing well” even while acknowledging that there were delays in some persons being paid.

November 23rd, 2015
‘Hon Skelton-led committee still examining NHI petition’ – Dr Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has broken weeks of silence on the National Health Insurance (NHI) petition, currently being considered by the Government to say the proposals are still being examined.

November 18th, 2015
After 11 years still no Civil Aviation Department restored in the VI!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was in 2004 under a National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration [2003-2007], some 11 years ago, that the Virgin Islands lost its Civil Aviation Department and some say went backwards to the colonial days.

November 17th, 2015
Archibald C. Christian In! As second Junior Minister

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Reports just reaching our newsroom from sources within the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration is that Territorial At Large Member Hon Archibald C. Christian has been named the second Junior Minister.

November 16th, 2015
‘Honourable O’Neal placed country before politics’ – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith said Honourable Ralph Tilford O’Neal, OBE was about putting country ahead of politics.

November 15th, 2015
Legacy of Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE celebrated in style

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was a night to remember for former Premier and former Leader of the Opposition Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE, Member Emeritus of the House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands, who finally got the Gala Dinner promised to him and which had been put off twice.

November 13th, 2015
‘Are we being used as a bunch of monkeys?' – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro has slammed Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn for remaining silent on what some are calling Government’s abuse of persons’ constitutional rights by forcing the National Health Insurance (NHI) on the population in a compulsory manner.

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