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May 2nd, 2023
‘Greedy Bill’ can be amended rather than repealed– Hon Julian Fraser RA

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI – Senior Legislator in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has called for the ‘Retiring Allowances Legislative Service Amendment Act 2021’, to be amended rather than repealed, given only sections of the law require changes.

April 27th, 2023
NDP taking steps to remove Hon Lorna G. Smith from party

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has indicated that now Deputy Premier, Hon Lorna G. Smith, OBE will be removed from the NDP as a member, after she defected to form the Government with the Virgin Islands Party (VIP).

April 27th, 2023
Hon Julian Fraser 'completely overplayed his hands'– Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Chairman of Progressives United (PU) Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has been accused of being selfish during the 2023 elections in the Virgin Islands (VI) after negotiations with him to help form a coalition government with the National Democratic Party (NDP) and Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) allegedly failed and the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) was able to get back in office through a partnership with NDP Member Hon Lorna G. Smith, OBE.

April 17th, 2023
Deputy Premier slams ‘Fast Track’ rumors on ‘significant others’ of legislators

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In a historic move, legislators on the Virgins Islands House of Assembly (HoA) returned to the House after it was dissolved on March 10, 2023, for the reading of the Immigration & Passport Validation Bill 2023 and Immigration & Passport Amendments Bill 2023.

April 10th, 2023
Lorna G. Smith condemns 'gunshots' heard during NDP’s political rally

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Territorial At Large candidate and former First Lady Lorna G. Smith, OBE, who is running on the National Democratic Party’s (NDP) 2023 political slate, has condemned the 'sounds of gunshots' heard during the Road Town campaign rally of Sandy M. Harrigan-Underhill on Saturday, April 8, 2023.

March 25th, 2023
Poor Beginnings: 'Many a day we existed on rice & vienna sausage'- Lorna G. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Detailing a poverty-stricken life of hardship as a young child, National Democratic Party (NDP) At-Large Candidate and former First Lady of the Virgin Islands (VI), Ms Lorna G. Smith, OBE, says many in the Virgin Islands (VI) know little about her poor upbringing.

March 23rd, 2023
‘I would not bamboozle or fool anybody’- Lorna G. Smith on switching to NDP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Former First Lady of the Virgin Islands (VI) Ms Lorna G. Smith, OBE, who entered the 2023 political race as an Independent At-large Candidate, has now joined the National Democratic Party (NDP) slate as an At-Large Candidate for the 2023 General Elections in the VI.

March 13th, 2023
‘I have mentored people!’- Lorna G. Smith to critics of her political ambitions

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – At Large Candidate and former First Lady, Ms Lorna G. Smith OBE said youths in the Virgin Islands (VI) are longing for more mentorship and while she does mentor, now is also a time for change, which she can contribute once elected into office.

December 23rd, 2022
Kedimone Rubaine appointed Director of Gov’t Customer Service

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Career public servant Ms Kedimone Rubaine has been confirmed to the post of Director of Government Customer Service, effective December 1, 2022.

November 10th, 2022
2022 Education ‘Innovation week’ spotlights S.T.E.A.M in VI schools

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports is currently hosting its Innovation Week 2022 as part of its mandate to encourage the use of S.T.E.A.M techniques and resources in schools within the Virgin Islands (VI).

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