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February 6th, 2019
'Election roads springing up around VI' – Claude O. Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Man of the cloth and social commentator, Claude O. Skelton-Cline says it is unfortunate that four weeks before the February 25, 2019 Polls, the Hon Myron V. Walwyn led National Democratic Party (NDP 1) is seeing the need to pave roads.

February 6th, 2019
“Sometimes I’m ashamed to be labelled a Politician” – Hon Julian Fraser RA

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Hon Julian Fraser RA, a District 3 representative formerly with the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) but now Chairman of Progressives United (PU)—a party he founded—is lashing out at a major political scandal that occurred over the last six months in the Virgin Islands (VI).

February 5th, 2019
‘NDP are liars’ caller lambasted group for neglect & dishonesty!

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - A resident who identified herself as a National Democratic Party (NDP 1) supporter, called into the NDP 1 Talk show, ‘NDP Radio’ and spoke her mind.

February 5th, 2019
NDP1, VIP & Independent Candidates raise election list concerns

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Confusion is circulating over the new preliminary voters' list. Many political pundits have asked how is it that the Virgin Islands (VI) population after the 2017 Hurricanes of Irma and Maria has decreased, yet, the voters' list has still increased.

February 5th, 2019
PU’s Dirk L. Walters vows to engage more with community

HUNTUMS GHUT, Tortola, VI – Former Customs Officer, Dirk L. Walters, who is contesting the Fifth District Seat under the Hon Julian Fraser RA, led Progressives United (PU) for the 2019 General Elections in the Virgin Islands (VI), is promising more community engagement if elected to the House of Assembly (HoA) as a district representative.

February 5th, 2019
‘Lights at refurb B/Ball court averted more deaths’ - Rymer on HG shooting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While many have been critical about the refurbishing of the Huntums Ghut Basketball Court facilitated by Virgin Islands Party's (VIP) Fifth District Candidate, Mr Kye M. Rymer, many are convinced that had the area not been lit due to the recent works, more persons might have been killed during the horrific shooting on the evening of Sunday, February 13, 2019, in the area.

February 4th, 2019
'VIP has the Lucky 13' - Julian Willock

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - Mr Julian Willock, a former Permanent Secretary and Businessman, had his first public address since last year December, when he told residents and his supporters that he has suspended his campaign and will not be a Candidate in the 2019 General Elections in the Virgin Islands (VI).

February 4th, 2019
D1 lagging under Hon Andrew A. Fahie – PVIM’s Sylvia C. Romney-Moses

CAPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI - As first and accurately reported by Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) on January 15, 2019, Ms Sylvia C. Romney-Moses has joined the Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) led, Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM-NDP 2) party as a District 1 candidate to contest the 2019 General Elections in the Virgin Islands (VI).

February 3rd, 2019
Election Gimmick? Roads being paved days before 2019 Polls

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After some seven-plus years with the poorest infrastructure in the country’s history, added to that a 2017 flood followed by two category five hurricanes, the National Democratic Party (NDP 1) has done little or nothing to fix roads and bridges in the Territory during the periods of 2011-2019.

February 3rd, 2019
VIP’s Smith-Thompson promises hope in face of despair

SEA COW'S BAY, Tortola, VI – District Three candidate under the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) 2019 Elections slate, Ms Arlene L. Smith-Thompson is promising to restore hope in the face of despair in her bid to represent the district after the polls.

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