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Local Politics

January 2nd, 2020
Premier Fahie's private bodyguards replaced by RVIPF officers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that the security of Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1)—that was handled by a private firm—has now been taken over by ranks of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

January 1st, 2020
'Use athletes as face of VI Tourism' - Hon Fraser to BVITB

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following recent stellar performances by Virgin Islands' athletes at major international sporting events, Opposition Member Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) believes the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board (BVITB) is not doing enough to capitalise on the popularity of local athletes to promote the Virgin Islands' tourism products.

December 31st, 2019
VIP Gov't working to do more with less $$ - Hon Rymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) says the Government of the Virgin Islands is now working with less to do more.

December 28th, 2019
'With love I am your continuous servant'- Hon Maduro-Caines to D6

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With a barrage of promises for the 2020 new year, Sixth District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6) says she is looking forward to a new year of renewed friendship and partnerships in her district.

December 26th, 2019
Old year or New year – Will the difference be good?

Alred C. Frett

Leaving the past behind:

This has been a turbulent year of high drama - We saw the passing of a 1st Premier, the election of a Brexit advocate as Prime Minister, a US President impeached for being unfit for office and the hasty alienation of 1500 VI Rights and Privileges… For better or worse, each of these events can and will affect many of us individually and collectively; positively or negatively; in the short term or in the long term.

December 19th, 2019
‘Learning period over, time to work’- Hon Neville A. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA) and Territorial At-Large Representative, Honourable Neville A. Smith (AL) said he is now ready to roll up his sleeves and get to work as his feet-wetting period is now over.

December 18th, 2019
Monitor the importation of 'cheap, right hand driving' vehicles- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- With an increased number of vehicles on the Territory's roads, commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has raised concerns about air pollution and the quality of vehicles being brought into the Virgin Islands.

December 17th, 2019
Hon Vanterpool defends Skelton-Cline's consultancy contract

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Fourth District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Mark H. Vanterpool, in responding to the question on the contract extension of Government consultant, Claude O. Skelton-Cline, said Government has the right to issue consultancies to push forward their agenda.

December 16th, 2019
'Let some asphalt & concrete leak over to 2nd District'- Hon Turnbull to Hon Rymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Second District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Melvin M. Turnbull aka 'Mitch' says potholes in the VI highlights a growing need to have a holistic approach to the management of the Territory's road network.

December 13th, 2019
AG Baba F. Aziz out by 2020; Hon Fahie says VIslander should hold post

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Ahead of the February 2020 end of contract for current Attorney General (AG), Mr Baba F. Aziz, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has signalled that the contract may not be renewed and for his replacement, the government is looking to have the position filled by a Virgin Islander.

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