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Local Politics

August 25th, 2014
‘VIP encouraging youth participation’ – Pres. Carvin Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – President of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Mr Carvin Malone said that the growth of the party’s youth cohort is encouraging and it is hoped that this trend continues as the party places attention on future leaders.

August 24th, 2014
VIP to host community meeting in the 3rd District on Wednesday

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) will be hosting its third community meeting this time in Sea Cows Bay in the Third District at the Valerie O. Thomas Community Centre on August 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm as it continues to introduce to the Territory the new Executive Body.

August 23rd, 2014
NHI won’t cover ‘Bush Medicines’ – Hon Ronnie W. Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton said there is currently no coverage under the National Health Insurance (NHI) for ‘bush medicines’ even though he acknowledges their use among the people of the Virgin Islands, admitting that he himself uses them.

August 23rd, 2014
Virgin Islands media: friend or foe – part 2

By Dickson Igwe

A section of the Virgin Islands establishment appears weary of the media. This weariness is especially so with the online blogs. However, in this Old Boy’s opinion, it is good politics to allow the media free reign, within the acceptable social and legal parameters.

August 22nd, 2014
‘Minister’s answer was malicious!’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “I found the Minister’s answer to be rather malicious because I cannot see where he can find where any paperwork was done to the Ministry of Finance asking them to transfer money from the Ministry of Education in 2010 to the seniors’ programme,” First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie said in an exclusive interview with Virgin Islands News Online.

August 20th, 2014
‘Important for Governor to quickly decide on COI’ - Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio commentator Douglas Wheatley said that it is important that new Governor of the Virgin Islands His Excellency Mr John S. Duncan OBE makes a decision quickly on launching a Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the cruise pier project.

August 20th, 2014
‘Cruise pier project an Embarrassment to the Territory’ - Hon Fraser

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Third District Representative Honourable Julian Fraser RA insists that the flawed cruise pier project is an embarrassment to the Territory and is pleased that the new Governor to the Virgin Islands His Excellency Governor John S. Duncan, OBE has immediately begun to intervene.

August 17th, 2014
Hon J. Alvin Christopher shocked @ Speaker’s absence

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Second District Honourable J. Alvin Christopher is perplexed that Speaker of the House of Assembly Honourable Ingrid A. Moses was away from the House without giving any notification that she would have been absent for the sitting of August 14, 2014.

August 16th, 2014
Opposition letter outlines breach of Parl. rules by Hon Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A letter to Speaker of the House of Assembly Ingrid A. Moses written and signed by the four Opposition Members of the House of Assembly outlined the breaches allegedly committed by Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn when he read and distributed letters from witnesses to the Public Accounts Committee without permission.

August 15th, 2014
‘No man is an Island’ – HE Governor John S. Duncan, OBE

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “The role and task of the Governor is to strike a balance between the views of Her Majesty’s Government of the United Kingdom, those of the government of the Virgin Islands Government, your elected representatives and the aspirations of the people of the Virgin Islands,” said newly sworn in Governor to the Virgin Islands His Excellency Governor John S. Duncan, OBE.

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