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Local Politics

March 13th, 2019
Fraser Attacks: 'Tell us where the money for the Plane went'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The territory of the Virgin Islands (VI) was reminded that with the heated elections campaign season over, there are major issues that the present government must deal with as matters of urgency, to the extent that Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) should currently be in the United Kingdom (UK).

March 12th, 2019
Opposition pledges support for new Gov’t

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Opposition Members of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA), have pledged to support and work in cooperation with the newly elected Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government, under the aegis of Premier and Minister of Finance and Tourism, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

March 12th, 2019
4th HoA gets down to business under VIP leadership

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Twelve Candidates elected to serve in the 4th House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands (VI) were today, March 12, 2019, ‘duly’ sworn-in at the First Sitting, under the recently elected Virgin Islands Party (VIP).

March 12th, 2019
Julian Willock sworn in as new HoA Speaker

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Businessman, former Permanent Secretary and son of the soil, Mr Julian Willock was this morning, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, sworn in as the new House Speaker of the Virgin Islands (VI) during the First Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Road Town, Tortola.

March 11th, 2019
2019 Elections: Entire Ex NDP Cabinet wiped out!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The five Cabinet Members for the National Democratic Party (NDP) are all in the history books.

March 11th, 2019
Progress of women has been incremental - Hon Carvin Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Under the theme, “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change,” International Woman’s Day was celebrated with global appreciation for the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women worldwide.

March 10th, 2019
UK Gov’t support of OTs welcoming - E. Benito Wheatley

WESTMINSTER, London, UK – Even with mounting pressure from the United Kingdom (UK) to regulate British Overseas Territories (OT’s) in areas like removing belongership status, legalising same-sex marriages and implementing the public beneficial ownership registries, former UK Representative for the Virgin Islands, E. Benito Wheatley says it is welcoming that the UK Government remains committed to the recovery of Caribbean OTs.

March 10th, 2019
No recounts in D2 & D6; VIP accepts loss

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Word was circulating that following the 2019 election results and the defeat of two Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidates in Districts 2 and 6, they had requested and were pursuing recounts.

March 8th, 2019
HoA to meet March 12, 2019; Who will be Speaker?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) spokesman, Linton V. Leonard has confirmed that the First Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth HoA will commence on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

March 8th, 2019
New Gov’t faces challenging times - Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government taking up the helm of leadership of the Territory, His Excellency the Governor, Augustus J. U. Jaspert says they are doing so in especially challenging times.

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