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Local Politics

November 23rd, 2018
Ongoing voter registration and transfer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The public is hereby informed that continuous Voter Registration is ongoing and all persons who are eligible and have attained the age of 18-years, are encouraged to register to vote.

November 22nd, 2018
‘Thirst for Power’ has caused a blinding effect in VI’s politics-Bishop John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands (VI) is currently deep in the throes of a political divide, never before seen, and is described as the worst, experienced in the Territory.

November 22nd, 2018
‘Virtually Impossible’ for Gov’t to pass critical laws before Election—Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –The National Democratic Party (NDP) government of the Virgin Islands (VI), is free to bring proposed legislation to the House of Assembly (HoA), but given the existing 'political reality,' getting the laws passed will be, “virtually impossible.”

November 21st, 2018
HoA meets November 27, 2018, with increased Opposition

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The House of Assembly (HoA) will meet again on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at its Chambers in Road Town, the Capital City.

November 21st, 2018
NDP inaction will lead to Gov Jaspert tapping VI Treasury for RDA works-Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The unfinished work and inaction of the current National Democratic Party (NDP) government, as it relates to the regulations and ancillary legislation required for the proper functioning of the Recovery Development Agency (RDA), will soon force Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert, to exercise his ‘reserve powers’ and tap into the Virgin Islands’ (VI) Treasury in order to fund the works of the agency.

November 20th, 2018
UPDATE: Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines appointed Junior Minister of Trade

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After pressure from her supporters Six District Representative, Honourable Alvera Maduro-Caines, was moments ago appointed as Junior Minister for Trade.

November 20th, 2018
Hons Skelton & Archibald Out! Hons Penn & O’Neal in as Ministers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8), has been appointed, Minister for Health and Social Development, for the remaining period in Office for the National Democratic Party (NDP) administration, following the recent firing of Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), as then Minister.

November 19th, 2018
NDP Infighting! Gov’t unable to focus on Territory’s needs at present-Opposition Leader

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –The Leadership of the National Democratic Party (NDP), cannot be—at this point in time of its political juncture—in a position to effectively govern the Virgin Islands (VI) and place the interests of the people of the Territory as a priority.

November 19th, 2018
'Ronnie' gets fired as Minister; immediately flies NDP coop

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Another Government Minister has been fired from the National Democratic Party (NDP) administration—the latest victim being, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), who served as Minister for Health and Social Development.

November 19th, 2018
Hon Turnbull confirms link-up with PVIM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “There is no such thing as blind loyalty, loyalty cannot be bought,” the words of Honourable, Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) aka ‘Mitch,’ who continues to distance himself from the National Democratic Party (NDP), a group now facing treacherous times with the loss of key leadership members.

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