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Local Politics

August 5th, 2019
Hurricane ghut & drainage clearing begins - Hon Rymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As part of preparations for the ongoing hurricane season 2019 in the Virgin Islands (VI), Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) has revealed that territory-wide Ghuts and Drainage Clearing activities have commenced.

August 5th, 2019
‘Gov’t can’t account for uncollected revenues’- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has revealed that the Ministry of Finance is unable to account for the territory’s uncollected revenues brought forward from previous years as a result of an error with the current accounting software at his Ministry.

August 3rd, 2019
'State of emergency on JvD' - resident Gregory A. Callwood

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Calling it a ‘state of emergency’, Jost van Dyke resident Gregory A. Callwood is urging authorities to seriously look into the potable water situation on the island, which he says has been neglected since under the National Democratic Party (NDP) administration.

August 3rd, 2019
Child sexual abuse fueling VI's social ills - Hon Turnbull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the proposed Computer Misuse & Cyber Crime Amendment Act 2019 heading to a Select Committee of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) ahead of its third and final reading, Second District Representative Hon Melvin M. Turnbull aka 'Mitch' says he supports all increases in penalties for sexual crimes against minors.

August 1st, 2019
Poor financial records for festival under NDP – Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In his bid to hold the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government accountable, Opposition Leader Marlon A. Penn (R8) has lashed out at Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture Dr The Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), calling him 'irresponsible' for lacking information on spending by the Virgin Islands Festivals and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) over the years.

August 1st, 2019
Opposition Leader says HoA running a 'limousine service'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following questioning from Opposition Leader Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) over the number of vehicles purchased by the Administration since taking office, Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) revealed that the House of Assembly (HoA) purchased a total of four new vehicles for its office.

July 31st, 2019
‘VI’s actions towards UK must not be reactions’ – Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - With Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, now at the helm of government in the United Kingdom, the Virgin Islands (VI) and other British Overseas Territories (OT’s) should be on high alert for a renewed push of policies that they view as an overreach by the colonial power.

July 30th, 2019
NDP Legislators did ad hoc business with Gov't- Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following some amount of Opposition backlash over the disclosure and subsequent motion carried for House of Assembly (HoA) Legislators, Hons Neville A. Smith (AL) and Carvin Malone (AL) to conduct business with the government, Minister for Education & Culture, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has questioned whether past members of the National Democratic Party (NDP) had followed the process.

July 29th, 2019
‘Cindy’ to Hon Malone: “My mouth helped your Gov’t to be elected!”

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First announced in the Order Paper of the Fifth Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands (VI), Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) at the Thursday July 25, 2019, House sitting moved motions to protect two of his legislators from having to vacate their elected seats.

July 29th, 2019
Hon Vanterpool trying to derail VI’s progress - Julio S. Henry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Remarking that the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government has the best interest of the country at heart, 'Hard Talk’ radio host and outspoken social commentator, Julio S. Henry aka ‘Sam’, in a July 25, 2019 social media post, lambasted Fourth District Representative, Hon Mark H. Vanterpool, accusing him of trying to derail the progress of the Virgin Islands (VI).

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