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Local Politics

July 24th, 2014
Hon Walwyn again attacks online media sites!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Known for his hostility towards online media sites, Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn again launched a scathing attack on the free press, making disparaging comments in the House of Assembly while contributing to the debate on the Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) final report on the cruise pier project.

July 24th, 2014
Stadium ground breaking ceremony – Govt. duty or political campaign meeting?

EAST END/LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – Sarcasm, mockery and cynicism were rife among Ministers of Government yesterday evening July 23, 2014 at an event which was expected to be one where the government would have been acknowledging its obligations to its people.

July 23rd, 2014
Hon Vanterpool denies divesting Investment Club shares to relative

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie and Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool squared off in the House of Assembly yesterday July 22, 2014 during a speech by the former on the Final Report of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on the cruise pier development project.

July 23rd, 2014
‘Bring the AG report on SCB project’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA yesterday July 22, 2014 challenged Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool in the House of Assembly to bring forward whatever report he might have on the Sea Cow’s Bay Marina project done under the previous administration.

July 23rd, 2014
'TPP were bankrupt yet got pier contract' – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie said that whenever tender processes are circumvented due to expediency the project always ends up in chaos and he is not surprised that Tortola Pier Partners (TPP) was unable to come up with the money for the cruise pier development project, since companies in their group were not only broke but being sued.

July 22nd, 2014
‘Be in the Room’ – Hon Fraser tells youths

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost Van Dyke, VI – “You don’t have to join the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) to ensure that a VIP Government pays the kind of attention that you might deserve,” Chairman of the VIP Honourable Julian Fraser, RA (R3) said to a young man who posed a question to him.

July 21st, 2014
NDP Media Censor Bill back on HoA agenda for July 22 Sitting!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Media freedom under a National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration continues to be under attack as the Virgin Islands (VI) is on the verge of losing its democratic way of life.

July 21st, 2014
Hon Fraser demands FATCA answers from Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Third District Representative Honourable Julian Fraser RA is demanding answers from Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith on the recently signed intergovernmental agreement between the United States and the Virgin Islands on the United States foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

July 21st, 2014
Electricity woes suppressing for JVD residents

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost Van Dyke, VI – Residents of the Sister Island of Jost Van Dyke (JVD) feel left out in the wilderness claiming that they are being treated with scant regard when it comes to the issue of electricity generation and distribution for both commercial and domestic purposes.

July 18th, 2014
Greenhouse & Ports Project Audits to go Public Tuesday!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In an attempt to deflect much public attention from the damaging Auditor General Report on the Ports Development Project authored last year by Ms. Sonia M. Webster, the National Democratic Party (NDP) will be laying on the Table on the House of Assembly (HoA) at its Eight Sitting of the Third Session an Audit of the Greenhouse Project.

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