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Local Politics

July 3rd, 2018
Premier Smith on the plane again; heading to CARICOM meeting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) is away from the Territory attending the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Jamaica from July 3 to 7, 2018.

June 28th, 2018
‘We need immigration reform’- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Claude O. Skelton-Cline, in his commentary on Tuesday, June 25, 2018—on his show Honestly Speaking—has called for "Comprehensive Immigration Reform."

June 28th, 2018
Opposition Members’ questions back on Order Paper

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The National Democratic Party (NDP) Government, has a history in the House of Assembly (HoA), of evading the Opposition Members' questions.

June 27th, 2018
VI residents told to stop divisive ‘Indigenous/Belonger’ rhetoric

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islanders are being called on to rein in, the brewing divisive rhetoric over ‘perceived discrimination’ against first generation persons born in the Territory versus ‘Indigenous’ VIslanders and Belongers—including in the political sphere.

June 25th, 2018
Exclusive: Inside the NDP's June 23, 2018 convention meeting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was Saturday June 23, 2018, that the National Democratic Party (NDP) held its Convention, with 119 Delegates coming out at the Treasure Isle Hotel’s dining room.

June 25th, 2018
VIP will be ready to contest General Elections against NDP—Opposition Leader

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) says it's ready to contest upcoming General Elections, against the National Democratic Party (NDP) under its newly elected leadership.

June 25th, 2018
Media gets thrown out of NDP Convention venue

TREASURE ISLE HOTEL, Tortola, VI - Media operatives attempting to stake out the Treasure Isle Hotel, on Saturday, June 23, 2018 last, for the conclusion of the National Democratic Party’s (NDP), Convention election results, were instead evicted from the property by hotelier, Ms Margaret Penn.

June 24th, 2018
NDP Delegates vote for ‘title change’ for 2 top posts

TREASURE ISLE, Tortola, VI - Delegates at the National Democratic Party’s (NDP) 2018 Convention, held at the Treasure Isle, Hotel on Saturday, June 23, 2018, unanimously, “approved the exchange of titles and not roles of the President, Vice President, Chairman and Deputy Chairman—which is now in line with international standards.”

June 23rd, 2018
Hon Myron V. Walywn is new NDP Leader

TREASURE ISLE HOTEL, Tortola, VI – Political newcomer and second term legislator, Honourable Myron V. Walywn (AL), has been elected the new Leader of the National Democratic Party (NDP), beating out the party’s co-founder, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton.

June 23rd, 2018
Novice mariners urged to avoid operating on sea tonight, June 23, 2018

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Inexperienced mariners, particularly those navigating smaller vessels, are being urged to avoid operating on sea tonight, June 23, 2018.



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