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Local Politics

October 1st, 2014
‘Protest if you have to!’ – Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio commentator Douglas Wheatley urged Virgin Islanders not to take lightly their right to protest if they are dissatisfied with Government over any issue and that they should not be dissuaded from doing so for fear of bringing ruin to the Territory’s tourism and financial services sectors and he pointed to Hong Kong as an example.

September 30th, 2014
‘People are afraid to speak!’ – PEP Chairman Hon J. Alvin Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Second District and Chairman of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Honourable J. Alvin Christopher believes democracy in the Virgin Islands is being undermined and people are afraid to express their democratic right to speak or to be associated with any group of their choice.

September 29th, 2014
‘Tourist Board useless in marketing Festival’ - 2013 Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - When it comes to the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee reports, they take no prisoners and in a candid way they tell it like they see it.

September 27th, 2014
HoA removes Legal Profession Act 2012 from Order Paper

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith on Thursday September 25, 2014 moved a motion to have the Legal Profession Act 2012 removed from the Order Paper and the House of Assembly (HoA) approved the motion.

September 27th, 2014
Visionary Politics and 2016

By Dickson Igwe

The following article is part of a series of stories on Virgin Islands politics and economics. It asks the question: what is the long term vision for the Virgin Islands in the run up to general elections in early 2016?

September 26th, 2014
HoA passes Bill to allow for equality in child maintenance

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The House of Assembly yesterday September 25, 2014 passed the Magistrate’s Code of Procedure (Amendment) Act 2014 eliminating discrimination against men in the court and ensuring that when it comes to the maintenance of children there is equal responsibility.

September 25th, 2014
Hon O’Neal, Hon Fraser skip today’s HoA sitting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Two prominent members of the Opposition were today September 25, 2014 absent from the Tenth Sitting of Third Session of the Second House of Assembly.

September 25th, 2014
HoA will meet today September 25, 2014

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While few media houses have carried the information, the House of Assembly will be meeting today September 25, 2014.

September 24th, 2014
‘It's time to make some demands of the UK!’ – Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio Talk Show host Doug Wheatley believes that it is up to the people of the Virgin Islands and not the political directorate as to whether the Virgin Islands wants a Referendum for Independence.

September 24th, 2014
‘Fraser lives to bat another day!’ – Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Doug Wheatley believes Third District Representative and Chairman of the VIP Honourable Julian Fraser RA may not have ‘scored any runs’ during his lengthy speech in the House of Assembly on the Sea Cow’s Bay Harbour Development Project but he was able to ‘keep the ball out of his stumps which means he can bat another day’.

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