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Local Politics

June 1st, 2018
Opposition Leader meets with hundreds in Virgin Gorda

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Leader of the Opposition and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), says the public has lost confidence in elected officials, and it is time “to flip the pyramid, putting the people at the top”.

May 13th, 2018
Unity? Premier Smith & Opposition Leader Fahie head to UK

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Both the Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) and Opposition Leader Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) have announced they will be travelling together to attend a series of meetings in London, the capital of the United Kingdom (UK).

April 25th, 2018
'There will be General Elections no later than November 2018'- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- According to the constitution of the Virgin Islands the territory is expected to have its national election in 2019, four years after the last election held in 2015. However, Political and social commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton- Cline believes elections will be much sooner.

April 22nd, 2018
Virgin Islands Political Wild Cards 2

Dickson Igwe

OK. Political commentary is controversial. Undoubtedly! But why is this so? Because it discusses power! And in the game of power the stakes are always high.

April 5th, 2018
‘I will not support NDP next elections; Too much damage done’- Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While election is about one year out, the political rhetoric on all sides is heating up. There is no secret of a civil war within the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP).

April 3rd, 2018
Dr Smith & Hon Fahie in dead heat for preferred VI leader- Opinion Poll

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite many people saying he is fast asleep and does not have full control of his government, an opinion poll released moments ago by the Peter W. Wickham's Barbados based Caribbean Development Research Service Inc., (CADRES) showed that Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) is in a statistical dead heat with Leader of the Opposition and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) as the Territory’s preferred Leader.

March 29th, 2018
Preventing the destruction of our country

Alred C. Frett

Government to enforce Insurance Obligations but what about the others?

For more than half a year we have argued that Government should ensure Insurance Companies meet their obligations to Clients and we are finally hearing of steps being taken in that direction… That would be good but it still leaves the Price Gouging and Unfair Practices that have been perpetrated by Landlords and Suppliers on Hurricane Victims or just about every VI Resident.

March 6th, 2018
'Remove Hon Walwyn as Education Minister' - Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- There is overwhelming evidence to support the fact that there is much division in the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government, but the Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) speaking out of turn at the celebrations to honour the first Chief Minister, H. Lavity Stoutt, has caused commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline to call for him to be replaced.

March 5th, 2018
Legislation on accountability will be worked on closer to elections- Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Members of the opposition and residents alike have been calling for the National Democratic Party (NDP) government to be transparent and accountable, not only with the territory’s finances but in everything. In the Speech from the Throne, read in the First Sitting of the Third session of the Third House of Assembly on March 1, 2018, legislation to do just that were listed in the plans for the session.

March 1st, 2018
'The VI society is still chauvinistic'- Shaina M. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- All over the world the discussion of equality for women and their place in politics have been had. Yesterday, Tuesday February 27, 2018, the discussion was brought home as former Manager of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) and political commentator Claude O. Skelton-Cline opened talks about women in Virgin Islands politics.



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