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Local Politics

June 23rd, 2018
NDP Showdown looms: Hons Skelton vs Walwyn & Turnbull vs Penn

TREASURE ISLE HOTEL, Tortola, VI – Campaigning for top posts in the National Democratic Party’s (NDP) Convention, today June 23, 2018, winded up with nominees on both sides pulling out the stops, with last minute calls and even providing transportation for Delegates voting in the ‘first of its kind,’ internal election for a new President and Vice President, among other posts.

June 22nd, 2018
Skelton throws shot; ‘We need leadership that puts VIslanders/Belongers first’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - National Democratic Party (NDP) co-founder, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) says the Saturday June 23, 2018, Convention, represents “an important juncture and a new chapter, not only for the party but in the development of the Virgin Islands (VI) and that this new chapter will in fact require calm, courageous, consistent and experienced leadership.”

June 21st, 2018
House of Assembly meets on June 28, 2018, after 2 months

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands’ (VI) House of Assembly will meet again on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at the Chambers in Road Town, the Capital City.

June 21st, 2018
Pastor Melvin A. Turnbull Sr, supports ‘self-determination’ for VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Senior Pastor of the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church, on Tortola, Pastor Dr Melvin A. Turnbull, told the public that he “supports self-determination” for the British Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands (VI).

June 21st, 2018
Hon Ronnie W. Skelton wants Premier ‘formally recognised’ for devoted service to VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Co-founder of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Health and Social Development Minister, the Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), has called for Premier of the Virgin Islands (VI), Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, to be formally recognised at an appropriate time in the near future for his service to the Territory.

June 19th, 2018
Who will it be: Ronnie or Myron?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), out of the race for Presidency of his ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) and the upcoming General Elections, the political landscape is now wide open.

June 18th, 2018
‘I will not seek’ another term in office- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands News Online first and accurately reported on June 15, 2018 that Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) would announce early this week whether he would contest the upcoming internal elections of the National Democratic Party (NDP).

June 9th, 2018
Opposition Leader to meet Anegada residents on June 10, 2018

SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI - Opposition Leader Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), has announced that he will meet with residents of Anegada, as part of his meetings around the Territory. The meeting is scheduled for Sunday, June 10, 2018, at the Anegada Library at 5:00 PM.

June 7th, 2018
Claude Skelton-Cline lambasts Walwyn as 'unfit for leadership'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Less than 48 hours after Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), the Education and Culture Minister, released a video clip announcing that he will be seeking the Presidency of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP)—at its June 23, 2018, internal elections—sections of the public are condemning the decision.

June 7th, 2018
‘I support the peoples’ march & will be there’-Opposition Leader

LITTLE HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI - Opposition Leader, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has publicly declared his support for the ‘Peoples’ March,’ set for Friday June 8, 2018. According to the Opposition Leader, “I support the march and I will be there.”



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