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December 12th, 2022
CRC receiving suggestions for political term limits in VI– Lisa E. Penn-Lettsome

HANNAH'S ESTATE, Tortola, VI– Chairman of the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) Mrs Lisa E. Penn-Lettsome says arguments continue for and against the implementation of political term limits in the Virgin Islands (VI), with one good suggestion being the staggering of political terms by those elected to the House of Assembly (HoA).

December 12th, 2022
Luce D. Hodge-Smith remains viable D4 candidate in 2023 polls– Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Former Fourth District candidate Ms Luce D. Hodge-Smith, who ran under the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) 2019 election slate and lost in her bid to the Incumbent Hon Mark H. Vanterpool, has received sweeping recommendations from political commentator Claude O. Skelton-Cline as a viable candidate to take up the seat once more.

December 5th, 2022
No more ‘fly by night’ elected politicians in the HoA– Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Talk show host Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called for an end to how the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) select its leaders, declaring that the territory has reached a point where it has outgrown the selection of ‘fly by night’ politicians who are elected simply for being liked.

December 2nd, 2022
Hon Smith received exemption to do business with Gov’t lawfully

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In keeping with the Constitution of the Virgin Islands, Sec 67 subsection (7) and showing much transparency, the House of Assembly (HoA) has given Deputy Speaker Honourable Neville A. Smith (AL) an exemption in order for him to do business with the Government of the Virgin Islands without having to vacate his seat.

November 30th, 2022
Democracy & Voters' Voting Power

Edgar Leonard

Voting is fundamental and sacred to all rights, civic duty, and personal social responsibility. It matters and is integral to functioning Democracy; it is the language of Democracy, the ability to partake in civic life, and provides a voice in choosing and electing political representatives.

November 26th, 2022
Has the civil service been paralysed after arrests & CoI report?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - One of the erroneous narratives coming out of the one-man Commission of Inquiry (CoI) 2022 Report led by British national Sr. Gary R. Hickinbottom, was that the local people are all corrupt and the United Kingdom with their appointed UK nationals as Governors and Police Commissioners are pure and the saviors.

November 25th, 2022
VI represented at OECS Council of Ministers meeting in Antigua

SAINT JOHN, Antigua – A team comprising of Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) and Ms. Lizette O. George, Policy Analyst/Strategic Adviser in the Premier’s Office, have attended the Fourth Meeting of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Council of Ministers: Trade in Antigua.

November 25th, 2022
Time to ‘turn a new page’ on multiple bill readings in one sitting– Hon Fraser

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI – Senior Legislator in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly, Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has blasted legislators and Premier Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) for what he referred to as the rushing of bills in the House, with often three readings on one day.

November 24th, 2022
Has Governor Rankin become the ‘Unwanted Uncle’ @ Thanksgiving Dinner?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Today, Thursday, November 24, 2022, many in the United States of America are celebrating Thanksgiving.

November 24th, 2022
Church should get involved in politics in VI – Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- The popular saying is that Christians should not get involved in politics; however, talk show host and clergyman Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called for churches in the Virgin Islands (VI) and those in the Christian religious sector to get more involved in politics.


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