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Local Politics

April 25th, 2016
Hon Fraser’s ‘mistrust’ of NDP Gov't offends HoA Members

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Chiding the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government for not coming to the House and “leveling” with the people and that it was tantamount to deception, Leader of the Opposition Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) said he was given no choice but to not support the Government’s bid in the House of Assembly to secure a $25M line of credit to keep Government afloat.

April 20th, 2016
FS legislation 'systematically eliminating' middle class in VI- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) called on the Government to reclassify small businesses and local companies so that they can be free of the heavy burdens placed on international companies moving large amounts of money through the various vehicles in the territory’s financial services sector.

April 20th, 2016
NDP doing 'foolishness' with taxpayers money' – Donald E. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Often controversial talk show host Donald E. de Castro lambasted Government for what he called “doing a lot of foolishness” with public monies when things are not well with the territory.

April 20th, 2016
Is NDP afraid of an investigation if they had kept Ports MD? - Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Senior Opposition member Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has dared Government to keep embattled former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) Claude O. Skelton-Cline at his post and face any investigations that may result.

April 19th, 2016
Premier Smith blasts international media coverage of Financial Services Sector!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Coming out in his strongest defense ever of the Financial Services Sector since the so called Panama Papers data leak, Virgin Islands’ Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith took to the Parliament, also known as the House of Assembly (HoA), to set the record straight on the sector.

April 19th, 2016
Speaker, Opposition Leader clash on Standing Orders

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA and Speaker of the House of Assembly Honourable Ingrid A. Moses clashed over a procedural issue which concerned his bringing a motion to the House to debate a notice that the Government had tabled in regard to a loan from the CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank.

April 19th, 2016
‘Close this House up' if the rules mean nothing- Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA told the House of Assembly yesterday April 18, 2016 that while the Opposition had no issues with the significance or importance of the Cruise Pier Development Project, the process cannot be breached in the name of expediency.

April 18th, 2016
Hon Fahie exposes NDP financial wrongdoing

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Senior member of the Opposition Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has exposed the wrongdoing of the National Democratic Party (NDP) with their diversion of funds meant for the East End/Long Look sewage treatment plant to the controversial Cruise Pier Development Project without the approval of the House of Assembly.

April 18th, 2016
Skelton-Cline snubbed; No contract renewal –Governor John S. Duncan OBE

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After a live press conference held by the former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority Claude O. Skelton-Cline on April 12, 2016, to what he said was a ‘clear my name’ event, the same day the United Kingdom appointed Governor John S. Duncan OBE held his own interview with a local radio station.

April 16th, 2016
NDP to finally establish Register of Interest Committee

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After almost ten years and counting and many “say games” played by both political parties, the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration will form the Register of Interests Standing Select Committee of the House of Assembly, which is a critical component of the Register of Interest Act of 2006.


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