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January 18th, 2023
Is Marlon A. Penn the new NDP Chairman?

EAST END, Tortola, VI- Since the former Chairman Myron V. Walwyn tendered his resignation on May 21, 2019, as Chairman the National Democratic Party (NDP) the party has been without a leader.

January 18th, 2023
No finger pointing over bad roads!- ‘Gov’ts are continuum’- Hon Penn

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Following statements by Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) that the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) is not to be blamed for the state of the territory’s deplorable roads, National Democratic Party (NDP) Chairman and Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R7) has indicated that no single person can be blamed.

January 15th, 2023
Time for Truth: Is the current political party system right for the Virgin Islands?

By Kedrick E. Malone

The 2007 Constitution Order, in its excellent and well-articulated preamble on page 5, states that “the people of the territory of the Virgin Islands have over centuries evolved with a distinct cultural identity which is the essence of a Virgin Islander” (as defined in the 2007 Constitution Order). It goes on to say that “that the people of the Virgin Islands have expressed a desire for their Constitution to reflect who they are as a people and a country”.

January 14th, 2023
Governor’s Office receives big $$ for more staff- SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The financial assault on the Virgin Islands (VI) taxpayer's purse continues over the presence of the Governor’s office in the British Overseas Territory.

January 12th, 2023
Elections 2023: All 4 At-Large Legislators will lose seats– Skelton-Cline predicts

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI– Talk show host and social commentator, Claude O. Skelton-Cline has predicted that when the Virgin Islands people head to the polls at the next 2023 elections, all of the current At-Large Legislators will lose their seats.

January 11th, 2023
‘I don’t care about the premier’s personal life, although I should’- Rosan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Controversial talk show host, Cindy Rosan has called out persons for misrepresenting her questioning to the Premier Natalio D. Whealtey (R1), indicating that her intention was never to get into the personal life of the Premier, although she should.

January 10th, 2023
Gov’t says 3 recent hires were in accordance with laws

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has moved to clarify the hiring of three persons, following accusations that Labour laws may have been broken in the process of hiring the persons who currently serve in the Premier’s Office and Government Information Services (GIS).

January 9th, 2023
Local tourism events to ‘get bigger & better’ in 2023– Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the Virgin Islands (VI) continues its rebound from the perils of the COVID-19 pandemic, the territory continues to see increases in the arrival of tourists in the post-pandemic period, which has resulted in a forecast of a bigger and better tourism season for 2023.

January 7th, 2023
The Complaints Commissioner is powerless- SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI - The Complaints Commissioner (CC) Mrs. Erica R. Smith-Penn told the Standing Finance Committee (SFC) in December 2022, that her role via the Commission is “to ensure that the rights of the people, the rule of law, democracy and human rights are protected.”

January 7th, 2023
‘We are not going to have early elections’ in VI- Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Electorates of the Virgin Islands are being assured that General Elections will not be called before May of 2023, as Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) say the Government of National Unity intends to complete its full four (4) year term.


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