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Local Politics

March 1st, 2015
UPDATE: Ready Committee’s car wash a success despite rain

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Despite showers of rain throughout the day yesterday February 28, 2015, the Ready Committee's fundraiser was deemed successful.

February 26th, 2015
Anguilla Governor dissolves HoA; elections by April 24

THE VALLEY, Anguilla, WI – Governor of Anguilla Christina Scott yesterday February 25, 2015 dissolved that Territory’s House of Assembly in advance of the forthcoming election in accordance with the British Overseas Territory’s Constitution.

February 26th, 2015
‘Corruption must be more broadly defined’ – Hon J. Alvin Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Honourable J. Alvin Christopher (R2) said that corruption must be more broadly defined so that it could include the failure to follow the country’s laws so that someone benefits, for example in the awarding of contracts.

February 26th, 2015
Premier Smith charges OCTs to get into the ‘global hub’

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – Setting the pace for the commencement of caucusing at today’s, February 26, 2015 Overseas Countries and Territories Association (OCTA) Ministerial Conference, Co-Chairman and Premier of the Virgin Islands Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith was quick to admonish his colleagues in OCTA to strive to become established in the “global hub” of things.

February 25th, 2015
‘Hon Vanterpool must accept responsibility for water woes!’ - Hon Fraser

SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) has dismissed a statement by Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) in response to his radio show comments on the water situation as "childish tit for tat."

February 25th, 2015
‘Governor would be a fool not to appoint COI’ – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro last night February 24, 2015 renewed his call for Governor His Excellency John S. Duncan OBE to be sent home for not convening a Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the cruise pier project, insisting that he must do what the Public Accounts Committee recommends.

February 25th, 2015
‘Some Ministers’ answers were embarrassing’ – PEP’s Julia Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Member of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Ms Julia Christopher said she was embarrassed as a Virgin Islander to hear some of the answers that Government Ministers gave in the House of Assembly to questions by members of the Opposition on Tuesday February 17, 2015.

February 24th, 2015
Under Hon. Walwyn Prison challenges getting worse - 2013 HMP Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the growing voices saying that the controversial Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn has done nothing under his Ministry for three years, another of his portfolios is under fire for inaction.

February 24th, 2015
‘PEP ticket to be revealed at the right time’ – Hon Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Honourable J. Alvin Christopher (R2) said that the party will at the right time make an announcement with regards to who its candidates are for the upcoming elections.

February 23rd, 2015
‘Premier’s statement on HoA Q&A illiterate & ignorant!’ – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro has strongly condemned a statement by Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith which said that Opposition questions in the House of Assembly (HoA) must take a back seat to other Government matters.

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