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Local Politics

November 25th, 2014
Premier breaks silence on bank breaches!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith in breaking Government’s silence on the recent spate of security breaches at Scotiabank BVI and others said that there are plans to introduce legislation to protect account holders from crimes of this very nature.

November 25th, 2014
‘VI Govts not thinking of the future!’ – Caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A caller into the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) lambasted both the incumbent National Democratic Party (NDP) and the previous government led by the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) for not doing enough to bring into reality an upgraded airport capable of handling long haul flights given the importance of tourism to the Territory.

November 24th, 2014
EXCLUSIVE: 'A COI will go deeper than the AG’s probe’ - Gov

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Governor of the Virgin Islands John S. Duncan OBE said that he still intends to make his announcement before the end of the year 2014 on whether there will be a Commission of Inquiry (COI) on the Cruise Pier Development Project.

November 24th, 2014
‘Who to pay for Cruise Pier Project delays?’ – Hon. Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Unavoidable questions surrounding the execution of the multi-million dollar Cruise Pier Expansion Project continue to circle over the heads of legislators and First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie continues to demand answers which are not being provided.

November 22nd, 2014
‘I read the online news!’ – Governor John S. Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Confirming that he pays attention to the online news sites, newly arrived Governor of the Virgin Islands His Excellency John S. Duncan said that he intends to remain in the Territory for the four year duration of his time here during which he will be working to address the many challenges faced.

November 20th, 2014
EXCLUSIVE: ‘I am no racist!’ – Governor Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – New Governor of the Virgin Islands His Excellency John S. Duncan OBE said that he abhors racism and that persons have sought to misrepresent what he said about growing up in Africa when he first came to the Territory.

November 20th, 2014
‘NDP Govt. must better control expenditure!’ - Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Talk show co-host and political activist Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru said that the Territory has not done a very good job in controlling expenditure and this he feels is a better strategy than trying to raise revenue on the backs of people already suffering.

November 19th, 2014
'Economy not booming!’ – Hon Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Second District Honourable J. Alvin Christopher strongly disagrees with Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith who in his budget said that the economy was doing well because of government projects.

November 18th, 2014
‘SFC will reveal the truth!’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has debunked statements made by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith during the reading of the 2015 Budget, saying that the Standing Finance Committee (SFC) will reveal the truth in the not too distant future.

November 18th, 2014
'Budget speech politically charged!' – Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In giving an initial reaction to the budget presentation yesterday November 17, 2014, Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and Representative for the Third District Honourable Julian Fraser RA said that the budget speech contained nothing that stood out.

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