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Local Politics

March 25th, 2015
‘There was no lease to Earl Fraser’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) has hit back at Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) for allegations made regarding the alleged leasing of land to Earl Fraser some years ago under the previous administration.

March 25th, 2015
EE family upset over NDP land grab

EAST END, Tortola, VI- An East End family has made it public that they are not pleased over the recent Motion that was moved in the House of Assembly for the compulsory acquisition of a family-owned piece of land for a sewerage pumping station opposite the East End Police Station.

March 24th, 2015
‘Indigenous farmers being run over!’ – Lorie A. Rhymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Public Relations Officer of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Lorie A. Rhymer said local farmers are being run over by persons selling imported produce far cheaper than local produce and that this situation must be corrected if agriculture in the territory is to go anywhere.

March 24th, 2015
Works Minister goes @ length to assure 'Govt deserves a clap'

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) yesterday March 23, 2015 delivered a campaign style address to the workers of the BVI Electricity Corporation and other officials on the launch of Phase 5 development programme, extolling the efforts of the Government and urging the audience to clap at the achievements.

March 23rd, 2015
VI Parliament passes tough Gun Bill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the House of Assembly passed tough legislation aimed at combating gun crimes, Territorial Member of the House of Assembly Honourable Archibald C. Christian said that such crimes have risen and therefore tougher sentences are necessary to address them.

March 23rd, 2015
‘Statutory body argument is a cover’ – Attorney Stephen R. Daniels

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Prominent Attorney at Law Stephen R. Daniels has waded in on the controversy as it relates to the law firm Orion Law owned by controversial Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn and Speaker of the House of Assembly Honourable Ingrid A. Moses doing business indirectly with the BVI Health Services Authority, which is a government owned body.

March 20th, 2015
UPDATE: ‘Orion Law indirectly engaged with BVIHSA’ – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith said Orion Law Firm was engaged indirectly with the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) through a third party, who was engaged with the BVIHSA as a collecting agency and that they engaged Orion Law to provide legal advice.

March 20th, 2015
'VIP prepared for early elections!' – President Carvin Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - President of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Carvin Malone said the party is ready for the eventuality of early elections should the National Democratic Party (NDP) decide to call them.

March 19th, 2015
‘Sewage outfall @ Slaney a national disgrace!’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Third District and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA called the sewage outfall situation in Slaney a national disgrace and blamed the current National Democratic Party (NDP).

March 19th, 2015
‘Studies needed on medical marijuana’ – VIP Top Brass

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) said his party has not sat to discuss the ramifications of decriminalising the use of marijuana for medical purposes but acknowledged that such a topic requires careful study.

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