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Local Politics

May 24th, 2015
VIP had governed in 'patch & go fashion' – Hon Delores Christopher

HUNTUMS GHUT, Tortola, VI – In the midst of laying out her plans and speaking about her “accomplishments” in the Fifth District, Honourable Delores Christopher described the governance of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) while in power as ‘patch and go fashion’

May 23rd, 2015
Biwater disappointed over Hon Vanterpool's comments on plant

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Project Director of Biwater BVI, Richard F. Smith said he was heart-broken at comments made by Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool that the Biwater plant at Paraquita Bay had encountered difficulties but not explain what had really occurred at the plant since the Works Ministry and Water and Sewerage Department were informed of the problem encountered and that it was quickly rectified.

May 23rd, 2015
‘Victimisation fears kept people in’ – Dion M. Jennings

BELLE VUE, Tortola, VI – Independent candidate for the Sixth District Dion M. Jennings blamed the ongoing culture of victimisation for the low numbers at his public meeting held last night May 22, 2015 at the Belle Vue junction.

May 23rd, 2015
Nomination Day should end @ noon – Juliette Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After evaluating and tabulating the nomination day process of yesterday May 22, 2015 Supervisor of Elections Mrs Juliette Penn recommended that nominating of candidates for general elections be closed at noon in future.

May 22nd, 2015
UPDATE: 42 nominated; record 12 women!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – 42 candidates have been nominated for the 2015 General Election with 26 for District seats and 16 for Territorial At Large. 43 candidates were nominated for the 2011 General Election.

May 22nd, 2015
‘I am ready!’- ‘Roxie’ Romney declares

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Assuring that she has learnt much from her father the late Chief Minister Cyril B. Romney, Virgin Islands Party candidate for the Fourth District JoAnn ‘Roxie’ Romney declared that she is ready to step up to the challenge and become the next Representative.

May 22nd, 2015
‘I am proud to have rich white friends’- Hon Kedrick D. Pickering

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – The Stickett area was filled to capacity last night May 21, 2015 as it was the occasion of the campaign launch of Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering who, while outlining some of the areas of development for his district, stood up to his critics.

May 22nd, 2015
‘Let’s have a woman represent the 4th District’ – Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Ninth District Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE said there are many issues to be looked after in the city of Road Town on the main island of Tortola and he is sure that under the guidance of JoAnn ‘Roxie’ Romney those issues will be attended too.

May 21st, 2015
‘We have to stop this runaway train’- Stephanie I. Faulkner-Williams

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – “As your representatives in the House of Assembly, we will ensure that resources are evenly distributed and allocated to assist persons desiring to set-up and run their own companies. We need to stop this runaway train where the rich continue to become unseemly richer while the poor become destitute.”

May 21st, 2015
‘Give us your vote for our integrity & record’ – Irene F. Penn-O’Neal

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – At Large candidate for the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Irene F. Penn-O’Neal called on voters of the Sixth District to give the party’s candidates their votes as the party is one they could trust – having integrity and a record of development in the country, unlike the alternatives.

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