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Local Politics

December 8th, 2018
Another taxpayers trip by 'lame duck' Premier, what was accomplished?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Outgoing and 'lame duck' Premier of the Virgin Islands (VI), Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), has concluded yet another overseas trip on taxpayers money on his last days in office.

December 8th, 2018
‘Ronnie’ under fire at PVIM launch

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI – The official launch of the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM), on Friday, December 7, 2018, saw its Leader, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), immediately coming under fire, for his role as a Cabinet member—as such was a party to the plethora of misgivings under the National Democratic Party (NDP) government.

December 7th, 2018
Wade N. Smith In! as PVIM D5 Candidate; resigns as Commissioner of Customs

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI - Commissioner of Customs in the Virgin Islands (VI), Wade N. Smith, announced tonight, December 7, 2018, that he has resigned from his post at Customs, and is now perusing a political career via a District 5 Candidacy with the new Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) party.

December 7th, 2018
R. Dancia Penn In! to run with PVIM; Hon Fraser subbed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) can confirm that former Deputy Premier, Attorney General and Deputy Governor R. Danica Penn QC, will run At-Large with National Democratic Party 2 (NPD 2), breakaway group called, Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM).

December 7th, 2018
‘Mitch’ cites frustration in abandoning NDP Gov’t

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2), aka ‘Mitch,’ of the new Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) party, continues to vocally berate his former allegiance, the National Democratic Party (NDP), citing frustration amongst several reasons why he ultimately decided to abandon the party.

December 6th, 2018
Hon Walwyn's politics is 'wicked' & 'divisive'-Claude O. Skelton-Cline.

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Honestly Speaking’s host, Mr Claude O. Skelton Cline, has ‘called out’ National Democratic Party (NDP) Chairman, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), over what he calls his, “wicked” and “divisive” politics.

December 6th, 2018
‘Mitch’ confesses: I asked to be a minister in the next Govt’

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI – Former National Democratic Party (NDP) Chaplain, Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull (R2), aka ‘Mitch,’ has confirmed that prior to his resignation from the party recently, he held a two-hours long meeting with Leader, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), where he requested to be seated as a Minister should the party be successful at the next elections.

December 5th, 2018
PVIM without a full slate to contest elections

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI – Fired Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) today, December 5, 2018, faced the press for the first time since having to vacate the government benches in the House of Assembly (HoA) and being relieved of his ministerial portfolio.

December 5th, 2018
‘Honestly Speaking’ is no VIP mouthpiece – Claude O. Skelton Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Popular talk show “Honestly Speaking” came under scrutiny by members of the local press corps regarding its apparent ‘party slant’ favouring the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), a notion that was strongly rebuffed by host, Mr Claude O. Skelton Cline and VIP Chairman, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

December 4th, 2018
Hon Walwyn publicly bashes NDP detractors

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Honourable, Myron V. Walwyn (AL)), has now publicly condemned the actions of several party detractors, who in recent weeks resigned publicly, owing to differences in ideologies with the newly elected party leader.

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