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Local Politics

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.

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.


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