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March 7th, 2019
D4 By-Election looms; Walwyn to make a comeback?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Mark H. Vanterpool dropped a bombshell when he announced on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, that he had resigned from his elective post a week after being re-elected to the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA).

March 7th, 2019
Political dynasty? From Dr Willard Wheatley to Dr Natalio D. Wheatley

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI - Dr Willard Wheatley MBE, LLD, was the Virgin Islands’ (VI) second Chief Minister, who served in the post from 1971 to 1979.

March 6th, 2019
First Cabinet Meeting set for March 7, 2019 on VG

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), in consultation with the Governor Mr Augustus J.U. Jaspert, has decided that the first meeting of the Cabinet of the Virgin Islands (VI) be held on the Sister Island of Virgin Gorda this Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the Village Cafe & Restaurant (Olde Yard Village).

March 6th, 2019
All Gov’t Ministers to serve as Deputy Premier; Dr Wheatley appointed first

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After much speculation as to who would be appointed the Deputy Premier's position in the new Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government, Premier Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) today, March 6, 2019, announced that every minister in his government will get the opportunity to serve as Deputy Premier on a rotational basis, starting with the appointment of Dr Natalio D. Wheatley (R7).

March 6th, 2019
'Hold elected officials accountable' - Skelton-Cline warns

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI – Following the Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led Virgin Islands Party (VIP) victory at the February 25, 2019, General Elections in the Virgin Islands (VI), social commentator & VIP supporter Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline is urging the people of the territory to hold the new government accountable as they go about their business.

March 5th, 2019
Mark H. Vanterpool resigns from VI Politics

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Information reaching our news centre is that prominent member of the Hon Myron V. Walwyn led National Democratic Party (NDP 1) Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) has resigned from active politics in the Virgin Islands (V) effective today, Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

March 5th, 2019
Late H. Lavity Stoutt remembered for visionary leadership

CAPOON'S BAY, Tortola, VI – Under the team “Back to Basics”, Monday, March 4, 2019, marked the 24th annual H. Lavity Stoutt memorial celebration and the 19th wreath-laying ceremony for the great Virgin Islands (VI) leader.

March 5th, 2019
‘Investigation into ESHS Wall continues’- CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following his devastating defeat in the 2019 General Elections in the Virgin Islands (VI), many are questioning what will happen to the investigation launched by the Police into the $1.6M Elmore Stoutt High School Wall (ESHS) commissioned by former Legislator, Myron V. Walwyn.

March 4th, 2019
Business Community, UK happy with VI election outcome!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) His Excellency, Augustus J. U Jaspert told our news centre on Friday, March 1, 2019, that the British Government was happy that “democracy worked in the Territory.”

March 4th, 2019
“I will continue to serve you” – NDP’s Myron V. Walwyn

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP 1) Mr Myron V. Walwyn, who lost his At-Large seat during the February 25, 2019, General Elections in the Virgin Islands (VI), told his supporters that for him, the fight is not over.

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