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Local Politics

July 23rd, 2016
Julian Willock calls for divisive politics to stop!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former Permanent Secretary and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Advance Marketing and Professional Services, Julian Willock, has called on the “political class” to end the divisive politics and stop the rhetoric that is causing the country to be divided.

July 11th, 2016
Hon Fraser accuses Premier Smith of lying to public again!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Opposition Leader Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has accused Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith of misleading the public on the controversial BVI Airways agreement.

July 3rd, 2016
VI has nothing to lose @ next ‘Constitution negotiations’ with UK- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Noting that the time has passed when he is prepared to accept the status quo as being ‘ok’, Opposition Leader and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has stated that the Virgin Islands must state clearly to their leaders what is it they should demand of the United Kingdom at the next round of ‘Constitution negotiations’.

July 2nd, 2016
Hon Walwyn tells VIslanders to not sell out lands! Is he being hypocritical?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Arguing that ownership of land is part and parcel of the state and economic control of the economy of the Virgin Islands, Education Minister Hon Myron V. Walwyn said Virgin Islanders need to be vigilant that they do not lose ownership of their lands.

June 28th, 2016
Blame BVI Electricity Corporation for water woes- Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Lack of water continues to be a serious issue in the Virgin Islands, particularly on Tortola and Virgin Gorda. Residents continue to cry out as the Virgin Islands' Government cannot fulfill the mandate of a continuous supply of potable water to all citizens.

June 28th, 2016
Edmund G. Maduro gives Rajah A. Smith ‘10/10’ for chiding VIP leaders

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Noting that it is everyone’s right to freedom of expression, according to the Constitution, talk show host Edmund G. Maduro has showered Rajah A. Smith with praise for recently calling out the senior members of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) to step up their game and stop the infighting.

June 27th, 2016
More details emerge of giveaways to Chinese Company in airport contract

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The National Democratic Party (NDP) Government headed by Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith came to power in 2011 on the rhetoric that the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) of then Premier Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE had chosen a foreign company, Biwater, for a water purchase agreement over a local company, Ocean Conversion (BVI) Limited.

June 24th, 2016
VI broke but still no access to $25M loan/line of credit!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP), the media, civil society and talk show hosts claiming that the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration raided the Treasury in their quest to win the 2015 snap election, leaving the country broke, the status to access the recent $25 Million loan that was approved to keep the country afloat was brought to light.

June 22nd, 2016
NDP killed petty contract system! Educated fools?-Rajah A Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a scathing attack on both major political parties, the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP), former Second District candidate Rajah A. Smith has come out swinging.

June 21st, 2016
HoA to meet June 23, 2016; Opposition to fire off questions

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Just as was first and accurately reported on June 15, 2016 by this news site concerning the date for the next Sitting of the House of Assembly (HoA), the Government has confirmed Virgin Islands News Online’s information.


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