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Local Politics

April 12th, 2021
‘I had some concerns about the vaccine’ @ first- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Premier and Minister of Finance of the Virgin Islands (VI), Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has revealed that before getting vaccinated for COVID-19 on February 24, 2021, he had some concerns about the AstraZeneca jab; however, after research and assurance, he decided to take the shot out of the need to do what is right for his family and the territory.

April 10th, 2021
VI mourns Prince Philip’s death with 21-Gun Salute

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In a short ceremony this afternoon Saturday, April 10, 2020, the Virgin Islands (VI) has marked the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh with a 21-Gun salute staged by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

April 7th, 2021
‘I do not believe I’m a racist in any shape or form’- CoP Matthews

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Outgoing Commissioner of Police, Mr Michael B. Matthews has broken his silence regarding comments he made over the unexplained wealth of some Virgin Islanders, which he connected to nefarious activities like the drugs trade and money laundering.

April 6th, 2021
Opposition Leader calls for COVID-19 testing labs on VG

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Leader of the Opposition Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has called for COVID-19 testing labs on the Sister Island of Virgin Gorda. He said the labs would be needed when the seaports reopen to international operations.

April 3rd, 2021
UK’s latest race report ‘gives green light to racists’- Mother of slain black teen

LONDON, UK - Doreen D. Lawrence OBE, the mother of black youth Stephen Lawrence who was murdered by UK racists in 1993, has condemned a Johnson government-commissioned report that claimed the UK no longer had a system rigged against minorities.

April 1st, 2021
The 'Global Britain' agenda is just another form of colonialism- Cromwell Smith

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Umoja radio talk show host Cromwell Smith aka Edju En Ka has placed the spotlight on the ‘Global Britain’ agenda, referring to the relationship with the Overseas Territories (OTs) as a facade rather than a relationship that is beneficial to OTs.

April 1st, 2021
UK Gov’t disregards law to cut aid spending

LONDON, UK - British MP, Dominic R. Raab, who serves as Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State in the United Kingdom Government of Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, has been warned that he is breaking the law from Thursday, April 1, 2021, when a cut to the UK’s international aid budget comes into force without being approved by Parliament.

March 31st, 2021
VI ‘dead in the water’ if faced with another lockdown– Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the Virgin Islands (VI) currently at 9 active COVID-19 cases and aggressive contact tracing on the way following a possible super-spreader event, local health authorities have called on citizens to voluntary vaccinate against the virus.

March 27th, 2021
‘Undemocratic & secretive’ VI CoI blasted in regional media report

PROVIDENCIALES, TCI - The secretively launched Virgin Islands (VI) Commission of Inquiry (CoI) announced by embattled Ex-Governor, Augustus J.U. Jaspert continues to face widespread criticism from across the region regarding how it was established.

March 25th, 2021
Royal Family goes on subtle PR defense against racist accusations

LONDON, UK – Following accusations of racism against the British Royal Family by Duke Harry and wife Duchess Meghan in a Sunday, March 7, 2021, interview with Oprah G. Winfrey, the palace instead of directly addressing those concerns have gone into defence mode with a bid to downplay the ruthless tell-all by the Sussexes.

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