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Local Politics

August 1st, 2017
Political appointees are ‘a bunch of crooks’- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – Representative of the Third District and former Opposition Leader Hon Julian Fraser, RA (R1) lashed out at political appointees to any commission describing such appointees as “a bunch of crooks”.

July 28th, 2017
VI on the verge of ‘direct rule’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Leader of the Opposition, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has warned the British Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands (VI) that if the Minister of Finance continue to mismanage his portfolio, that "someone will police us in a manner we will all regret."

July 28th, 2017
Premier “too busy” to be Minister of Finance – Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), Leader of the Opposition, stated his reasons for a No Confidence Motion against Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, Minister of Finance on Thursday July 27, 2017 which will be addressed in the House of Assembly on August 1.

July 26th, 2017
‘That’s the mentality of a pedophile’ – Hon Julian Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The current Virgin Islands Party (VIP) has been labelled as having the mentality of a pedophile by Honourable Julian Fraser, Former Chairman and Leader of the Opposition, while a guest on the television talk show, Honestly Speaking on CBN Channel 51 on Tuesday July 25, 2017.

July 12th, 2017
Is the Virgin Islands in for another snap election?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was June 2015, almost eight months before the election was due, that Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) called a snap election, which according to some, caught the Opposition Virgin Islands Party with their 'pants down.'

July 6th, 2017
Hon Fahie calls for Accountability Legislations

ROAD TOWN Tortola, VI - The long awaited Freedom of Information Act was brought again to the attention of Government by the Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), Leader of the Opposition during Territorial Day celebrations on Friday, June 30, 2017 at the Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall in Road Town.

May 27th, 2017
NDP Must Go!- Ishmael E. Brathwaite

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) continues to face harsh criticisms from the public, the Governor, civil society and the media for the poor handling of the Territory's finances, allegation of corruption and lack of good governance and transparency.

May 26th, 2017
Pier Project was NDP's ticket to return to power - Court told

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority Claude O. Skelton-Cline was back in the High Court last week Thursday, May, 18 2017 before Justice Vicki A. Ellis, as he continues to battle the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration over not renewing his contract as the Ports Boss.

May 24th, 2017
'UK's Actions on VI is expected' - Rosan-Bunbury

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: A public debate has been sparked as the United Kingdom continues to impose direct rule on the Virgin Islands (VI) via its finances by imposing Section 103 (b) of the Constitution of the Virgin Islands a few weeks ago and the appointment of senior civil servants mainly in the law enforcement areas.

May 23rd, 2017
Over $8M in no-bid consultancy contracts for 3 overseas companies

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: It appears that the rules of public tender only apply to local companies, as foreign companies can earn millions by just knowing the right Government Ministry or politicians.


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