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April 29th, 2023
2023 election lies & VIP’s vindication; Dr Wheatley Gov’t now on to second term!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It must have been a bittersweet time for the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), the political group that has won the most elections since the legislature was restored in 1950, after the party emerged as the Government in the 2023 Elections in the Virgin Islands.

April 29th, 2023
Hon Fraser's demands 'were too great' for any party- Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands (VI) Premier Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) said ahead of National Democratic Party (NDP) Member Hon Lorna G. Smith, OBE aligning with the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) to form the Government, the party had considered senior legislator Julian Fraser RA (R3) but negotiations fell through over the demands of Hon Fraser.

April 28th, 2023
Ministerial portfolios assigned in VIP Gov't

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –Legislators connected to the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government have today, April 28, 2023, received their Ministerial portfolios ahead of the opening of the 5th House of Assembly in the Virgin Islands (VI).

April 27th, 2023
‘The rug was pulled from under us’- Hon Ronnie W. Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Opposition Members across the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM), National Democratic Party (NDP) and Progressives United (PU) have claimed they were blindsided by Hon Lorna G. Smith, OBE (AL) who defected from the NDP and formed a Government with the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) on April 25, 2023.

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 25th, 2023
Dr The Hon Natalio D. Wheatley sworn in as Premier; Hon Lorna G. Smith as Deputy

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– In a short ceremony tonight, April 25, 2023, returning Legislator Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) took the Oath of Office to become Premier of the Virgin Islands for the second time and newly elected At Large Representative Mrs Lorna G. Smith OBE as Deputy Premier.

April 22nd, 2023
A time for unity in D6? Hon Maduro-Caines & Walwyn join forces

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - In a district where there is an all-out war on the incumbent Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6) by her controversial opponent Mr Myron V. Walwyn, the two have come together today Saturday 22, April 2023 on a community project.

April 22nd, 2023
'Didn't my people before me slave for this country?' - Bob Marley

Thomas C. Famous

By the time you are reading this, advance polls would have been cast by nearly 2,000 eligible voters in the Virgin Islands. That would be inclusive of some of the 688 persons who had their “Belonger Status” verified via a special sitting of the House of Assembly on Monday, April 17th.

April 22nd, 2023
No campaigning, restricted alcohol sale on Elections Day– Elections Act

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Candidates contesting the 2023 General Elections in Virgin Islands (VI) are being notified that there is to be no campaigning on Election Day, April 24, 2023, as specified under the Elections Act.

April 22nd, 2023
Politics is science, even in the Virgin Islands

Dickson C. Igwe

The Virgin Islands possesses its own unique political ecosystem. These paradise islands are a difficult place to predict political outcomes successfully.

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