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Local Politics

June 15th, 2016
House of Assembly gets a facelift

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands (VI) has received a much needed facelift on the inside and was almost ready today June 15, 2016 when the VI Youth Parliament held its evening session to debate a motion on implementing measures to ensure transparency in the process of public expenditure.

June 13th, 2016
UPDATE: VI Youth Parliament Opposition to move motion @ June 15, 2016 Sitting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In an amended version of the Order Paper sent out to the media today June 13, 2016 for the re-established Youth Parliament of the Virgin Islands, the Opposition Leader ‘Hon’ Rea Vanterpool is now expected to move a motion.

June 13th, 2016
From rum to work permits! NDP imposes higher taxes on residents

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After allegedly raiding the treasury to win the 2015 general elections and, according to the Virgin Islands Party Opposition, civil society and the media, leaving the country broke, the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) is now on a tax hike strategy in order to make up for its financial mismanagement.

June 11th, 2016
Teacher Hon Fraser? Students @ the ETPS love him!

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - One may never know if he is preparing for a career after politics or just doing his normal rounds as a politician.

June 8th, 2016
NDP Govt gets failing grade one year into 2nd term- Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Exactly one year ago today, on June 8, 2015, the Virgin Islands went to the polls in what was called a snap elections and the electorate spoke with a loud and resounding voice, giving the National Democratic Party (NDP) a clear mandate in taking the territory forward.

June 8th, 2016
Hon Walwyn fails! Not ready with space for extra High School year

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Demonstrating clearly that Government is not ready for a decision that many felt was forced on parents, it has been disclosed to this news site that from the new academic year, students who are to take the extra year in high school after completion of Fifth Form will be housed in the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) at Paraquita Bay for now.

June 6th, 2016
Deputy Governor recruitment delayed for 'other pressing matters'- John S. Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Many civil servants, some of whom have reported to be victims of her reign in office, were in a celebratory mood when it was announced that the 71 year old Vivian Inez Archibald CBE would finally retire come August 31, 2016.

June 6th, 2016
‘Let Voters place own ballot paper in Ballot Box’- 2015 Election Observers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the 2015 general elections of the Virgin Islands now in the history books, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association British Islands Mediterranean Region (CPA BIMR) group, which was invited to observe the elections in the tiny overseas territory of some 11, 000 plus voters, has made some serious recommendations.

June 3rd, 2016
2015 Election Observers questioned independence of Election Office

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While the general public for the most part has accepted the results of the 2015 snap election in the Virgin Islands that saw the National Democratic Party (NDP) returned to power, international election observers have raised some questions in their final report.

June 3rd, 2016
'I am disappointed in Hon Fraser' - Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Radio talk show host Edmund Gregory Maduro has slammed Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) for a recent comment about talk show hosts, including Maduro, being silent on the issue of the airport development.


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