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October 2nd, 2019
Reject the 'crabs in a barrel' mentality'- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - The ZBVI 780 AM 'Honestly Speaking' radio moderator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has accused some Virgin Islanders of having a 'crabs in a barrel' mentality as, according to him, they have a tendency to wish failure for each other and exhibit an oppressive mindset.

October 1st, 2019
Speaker Willock leads VI delegation @ Parliamentary Conference in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda - Speaker of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Julian Willock led a Virgin Islands delegation to a Parliamentary Conference in Kampala, Uganda, on September 22 to 29, 2019.

September 30th, 2019
Breached ‘hope & trust’ were reasons for leaving NDP- Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – ZBVI 780am ‘Honestly Speaking’ radio show host Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline in taking some credit for the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) 2019 elections win, said it was due to breached ‘hope and trust’ exhibited by the National Democratic Party (NDP) that caused him to shift gears and throw his support behind Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

September 25th, 2019
Gov’t unconventional but ‘going good’– Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- One Member of the Opposition, although probably breaking party protocol, has been brave and honest enough to publicly praise the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government for its work since taking office some seven months ago.

September 21st, 2019
'VI stands prepared to assist with Bermuda's recovery'- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says the territory stands ready to assist with the recovery of the Hurricane Humberto hit Bermuda, following some amount of devastation from the storm.

September 18th, 2019
'Sign that document, borrow the money & lets get on with it'- Hon Vanterpool

MEYERS ESTATE, Tortola, VI - Even as Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in a press conference yesterday afternoon, September 17, 2019, had called his trip to the UK a success on behalf of the territory, Opposition Member Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) is still pushing for the UK Loan Guarantee agreement to be signed as is, so that the territory can move forward with its rebuilding.

September 18th, 2019
'Don't make UK Loan Guarantee issue political'- Ray A. George

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - "It didn't seem like I missed much," were the words of former BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) Director, Mr Ray A. George while commenting on a series of Opposition sponsored meetings on the United Kingdom (UK) Loan Guarantee issue facing the territory.

September 16th, 2019
'Let us come together & focus on development'- Hon Turnbull

EAST END, Tortola, VI - Opposition Member and Second District Representative, Hon Melvin M. Turnbull aka 'Mitch', in accusing the current and former administrations of acting in contravention to the law regarding the functions of the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA), has urged the Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led Government to focus on the development of the territory instead of the politics surrounding the stipulations of the United Kingdom (UK) Loan Guarantee.

September 15th, 2019
VI can't 'lay down & play dead' with UK- Hon Maduro-Caines

EAST END, Tortola, VI - Sixth District Representative Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines at a September 10, 2019, Opposition-led meeting in the East End/Long Look Community has said the territory should not 'lay down and play dead' when it comes to its relationship with the United Kingdom (UK).

September 14th, 2019
'Quite an experience as Deputy Premier' - Hon Rymer

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) speaking on his recent stint as Deputy Premier of the Virgin Islands (VI) has called it 'quite an experience,' to be given the opportunity to perform in the role at such an early stage in his political career.

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