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Local Politics

May 18th, 2016
The word independence strikes fear in people- Julian Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While most Virgin Islanders believe that at some point the territory will have to go the route of independence from Britain, whether the territory will have the right leadership to take it to that new era is what many are most concerned about.

May 17th, 2016
VI system of Government 'satanic' – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Controversial radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro said the Church in the Virgin Islands has remained silent throughout what he called discriminatory behaviours and has called the current system of Government “satanic.”

May 16th, 2016
Gov't pushing for 5 Star Resorts @ Prospect Reef & Beef Island- Hon Christian

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Honourable Archibald C. Christian has his work cut out for him as the new Junior Minister with responsibility for Tourism as he is now on the ground making sure that the sector is transformed into the pillar of the economy that it is.

May 14th, 2016
How can you tell lies about people & then want to sue? Donald E. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Long-time public activist and radio talk show host Donald E. de Castro said politicians using their protection in the House of Assembly from being sued for slander and libel should not abuse that privilege to attack ordinary citizens.

May 13th, 2016
VINO stands by statement on desperate & disgraced Myron V. Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- We read today May 13, 2016 on a pro-government online news site that the controversial Minister for Education and Culture Myron V. Walwyn reportedly has filed a suit in the High Court against an ordinary citizen for defending his good name.

May 9th, 2016
Avoiding NHI's collapse by putting patients first

By Alred C. Frett

Moving from Foolishness to Possibilities:

We have finally exited April; a Special Month - not just because it is All Fools Month but because this should have been the Month of Free and Fair VI Elections that could have forestalled those damages we have seen done over the past 10-months… Even those steeped in denial have now become concerned that Leaders are unable to show real accomplishments in the People’s interest.

May 8th, 2016
Expats are scared of joining unions - Talk show hosts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Television talk show host Richard C. de Castro and co-host Bevin A. George have expressed their concern over the continuation of workplace abuse in the territory, saying that the large number of work permit workers makes it difficult for there to be any worker representation.

April 29th, 2016
We are doing the decent thing with Little Dix Bay workers - Dr Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) said the closure of Rosewood Little Dix Bay and Biras Creek on the sister island of Virgin Gorda has created exceptional circumstances which necessitate a departure from the norm in preferring VIslanders and Belongers over non-Belongers.

April 26th, 2016
Sabals Law to represent IDEA Inc. & Hugh E. Darley vs VI Gov't

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Project Developer of the Cruise Pier Development Project, Hugh E. Darley has confirmed that he has retained the services of John Carrington QC of Sabals Law to represent IDEA Inc. in their quest to recover monies allegedly owed as per their agreement.

April 26th, 2016
BVI Airways Agreement 'guarantees' money will be repaid- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith yesterday, April 25, 2016 reiterated that the money being made available to BVI Airways is not a grant and that it will be repaid.


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