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April 21st, 2023
‘Symbols on ballot papers are not as clear as last elections’- Bishop Cline

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Outspoken clergyman Bishop John I. Cline has urged residents voting in this year’s elections in the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) to be mindful while casting their ballots, noting that the symbols on the ballot papers are unclear.

April 20th, 2023
UPDATE: 1436 ballots cast on Advance Polling Day

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A total of one thousand four hundred thirty-six (1436) ballots were cast on Advance Polling Day, today, Thursday, April 20, 2023.

April 20th, 2023
'I felt hurt & ashamed over the way my colleagues behaved' in HoA- Hon Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA) and Virgin Islands Party (VIP) At Large Candidate Honourable Neville A. Smith has expressed feelings of hurt and shame over what he described as a ‘spectacle’ created by his HoA colleagues in the House on April 15, 2023, during the debate over the Residence and Belonger Status Certificates of some 688 persons from the 2019 Fast Track Programme.

April 20th, 2023
‘Alvera has whopped past D6 male candidates & 2023 will be no different’- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- After being rejected by the electorate in 2019 as an At Large candidate but is now seeking to re-enter political office as a District candidate, the controversial former legislator Myron V. Walwyn has been aggressively campaigning in the Sixth District and lambasting the current Representative Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines at every turn; however, clergyman and talk show host, Claude O. Skelton-Cline believes Hon Maduro-Caines will prevail at the polls.

April 19th, 2023
Pockwood Pond fires causing persons ‘to come down with cancer’- Romney-Moses

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI- The longstanding issues of garbage disposal and landfill fires at Pockwood Pond were highlighted during the First District’s Political Debate held at the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Youth Centre in Carrot Bay last evening, April 18, 2023, with candidates stating the issue was amongst the top three national concerns they would address in the House of Assembly (HoA) once elected.

April 19th, 2023
Gov Rankin assents to Immigration & Passport (Validation) Act

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Governor John J. Rankin, CMG has assented to the Immigration and Passport (Validation) Act, 2023 and the Immigration and Passport (Amendment) Act, 2023, allowing the 688 residents, whose Belonger status are now valid, an opportunity to exercise their franchise on Advance Polling Day tomorrow, Thursday, April 20, 2023, and Polling Day on Monday, April 24, 2023.

April 19th, 2023
NDP billboard ‘is a shameful act to mislead & deceive the people'- Premier

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- A large billboard titled ‘VIP- A Government of mistakes’ erected in Road Town, in the vicinity of CCT Headquarters and the Road Town Fire Station, has been labelled as “shameful and misleading” by Premier and Minister Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7).

April 19th, 2023
‘We can only observe & give recommendations’- Elections Observer Mission

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A team from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) British Islands and Mediterranean Region (BIMR) Elections Observation Mission has arrived in the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) to observe the elections process.

April 18th, 2023
NDP endorses Perline R. Scatliffe- Leonard in D7

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI- With a week to go before Polling Day, Independent Seventh District Candidate and former Water and Sewage Department (W&SD) boss Perline R. Scatliffe-Leonard has been endorsed by the National Democratic Party (NDP).

April 17th, 2023
'I’ve done about 12 years work in 4 years for D9’– Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Ninth District Candidate under the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Hon Vincent O. Wheatley, in his bid to get re-elected to office, has reminded that since taking office he has done a tremendous amount of work in just four years, compared to previous representatives.

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