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November 23rd, 2016
Natalio D. Wheatley throws hat in ring for VIP President

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Two days after announcing that he was resigning from the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) to join the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP), political candidate in the last two general elections of the Virgin Islands, Mr Natalio D. Wheatley has indicated he will be vying for the position of President of the VIP when its elections is held on November 30, 2016.

November 21st, 2016
Natalio D. Wheatley joins VIP!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With just over a week before the elections of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), there comes the news that talk show host, college lecturer and former People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) President, Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru has left that party to join the VIP.

November 21st, 2016
It’s a fact Dr O’Neal has no ‘reach’- Julio S. Henry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Maybe he has a good chin or a wicked counter punch but talk show host Julio S. Henry has dared come to the support of Opposition Leader Hon Julian Fraser (R3) and also agreeing that Ninth District Representative Dr The Hon Hubert O’Neal has no “reach.”

November 11th, 2016
New group emerges; Could turn into new political party!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our newsroom after months of investigation is that a new group has emerged and has been meeting for the last four to five months.

October 10th, 2016
Honeymoon’s over! Deputy Premier Pickering to face tough questions in HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- History was created when between 2011 to 2015- the first of the two consecutive four year term of the Ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Government- that the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) had zero questions for the Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), who is also the territory’s Deputy Premier.

October 5th, 2016
House of Assembly to meet on October 13, 2016

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI:- The Virgin Islands’ Parliament, known as the House of Assembly (HoA), will meet again on Thursday October 13, 2016, according to a senior National Democratic Party (NDP) source.

September 12th, 2016
VG residents ‘angry’ with leaders over promised medical facility

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – “It’s only when they want something from us we see them. When they want us to vote they come until we fed up of them. We want you all not to come tell us about this white elephant you all call a facility,” said Virgin Gordian M. S. Creque.

September 11th, 2016
House of Assembly to meet Sept 22, 2016

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA), which has its lowest rating since the 2011 General Elections, is to come off its summer break and meet on Thursday September 22, 2016.

September 10th, 2016
Large mortgages silencing VIslanders- Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Host of the 3- D show on ZBVI 780 AM, Doug Wheatley has singled out large mortgages as the culprit preventing VIslanders from being vocal and taking action like they did in times past on matters of great importance affecting the territory.

August 29th, 2016
Banks reject loan requests for Airport Project as broke NDP Gov’t struggles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The focus and controversy over the “done deal” Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport Runway Expansion Project at Beef Island have been about who gets the contract.

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