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Local Politics

September 25th, 2017
HoA to meet soon to consider removal of State of Emergency

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Almost three weeks after Hurricane Irma devastated the Virgin Islands (VI), leaving death, homelessness, chaos, looting and confusion, with no one clear as to who is in charge, the House of Assembly (HoA) is to meet.

August 29th, 2017
The flood that cancelled our Emancipation celebrations

Alred C. Frett

Mommy is the World really coming to an End?

As the World turns we continue to be burdened globally by Social and Climatic Changes - Typhoon in China, Hurricane in Texas, Floods in the West Indies, Wars in the Middle East, Lies and Deceit in Politics and a Total Eclipse of the Sun – None of these individually guarantee the end of the World but rather than work to make it better too many are giving up in despair and are preparing for Imaginary Heaven.

August 23rd, 2017
Boycott? 8 Members & Speaker snub Governor's swearing in!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was a quiet, short and unassuming ceremony for the newly appointed senior civil servant in the British Overseas Service to hold the title of Governor.

August 21st, 2017
Letters emerge of nasty fight to keep Governor out of HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- More information has come to light on the stand by the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP)Government of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) to block the new Governor of the Virgin Islands from being sworn in at the House of Assembly (HoA).

August 5th, 2017
Shady response by Premier as 'Rome burns & Pharoahs party' – Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R3) described the move by Premier Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) to make a statement on Fahie’s No Confidence motion after the sitting of the House of Assembly (HoA) on August 2, 2017 as “shady”.

August 2nd, 2017
Tit-for-tat in the HoA!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When Speaker of the Virgin Islands (UK) House of Assembly (HoA) Ingrid A. Moses-Scatliffe put members of the Opposition, Leader Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and Honourable Julian Fraser, RA (R3) on notice about her intolerance as it relates to the excessive amount of supplementary questions they have been putting to Ministers of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP), they were not going to let her words fall without firing back.

August 1st, 2017
UPDATE: Elected Leaders putting VI at a disadvantage - Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In a brief statement following the decision of the No Confidence Motion today August 1, 2017, Leader of the Opposition Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said, "Everyone who wants to be honest and fair must realise that our Territory's finances are going down a slippery slope and so is our economy."

August 1st, 2017
Political appointees are ‘a bunch of crooks’- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – Representative of the Third District and former Opposition Leader Hon Julian Fraser, RA (R1) lashed out at political appointees to any commission describing such appointees as “a bunch of crooks”.

July 28th, 2017
VI on the verge of ‘direct rule’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Leader of the Opposition, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has warned the British Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands (VI) that if the Minister of Finance continue to mismanage his portfolio, that "someone will police us in a manner we will all regret."

July 28th, 2017
Premier “too busy” to be Minister of Finance – Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), Leader of the Opposition, stated his reasons for a No Confidence Motion against Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, Minister of Finance on Thursday July 27, 2017 which will be addressed in the House of Assembly on August 1.

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