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July 11th, 2024
NDP Gov’t spent $10.3M to lengthen airport runway; Where did the $$ go?

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- It has been revealed that the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government actually spent about $10.3 million in what was supposed to be an attempt at lengthening the runway at Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport; however, the runway was never extended.

May 17th, 2023
I have ‘no apologies or regrets’ for aligning with VIP- Hon Lorna G. Smith OBE

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Labour and Trade Hon Lorna G. Smith, OBE has refuted assertions by radio broadcaster Zan Lewis that she was “pushing a different agenda” during the 2023 elections campaign compared to what she is doing now as a member of government.

May 12th, 2023
PHOTOS of the DAY: Power move by Premier Wheatley & Deputy Premier Smith

LONDON, UK- The second consecutive term of a Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government now headed by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) seems to have reached a new high.

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
Hon Turnbull claims VIP offered him Deputy Premier's post on elections night

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Second District Representative under the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) Hon Melvin M. Turnbull is claiming he was the first person to be offered the post of Deputy Premier under a Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government, in exchange for him to defect from the PVIM and form a government with the VIP as its seventh seat.

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 26th, 2023
'Not Lorna Smith!' Skelton-Cline suffers meltdown on live talk show

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI– Commentator Claude O. Skelton-Cline, while on his live radio show Honestly Speaking, could not contain his disbelief and anger that Honourable Lorna G. Smith, OBE, a National Democratic Party (NDP) At Large Representative, has joined the elected members of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) to form the next government of the Virgin Islands.

April 25th, 2023
Dr Natalio D. Wheatley-led VI Gov’t to be sworn in this evening April 25, 2023

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The new Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) will be sworn in this evening, April 25, 2023, according to a statement by the Party released today, April 25, 2023.

April 24th, 2023
VIP & NDP wrap up political campaign with motorcades

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- One the eve of Election Day in the Virgin Islands, two of the major political parties, the National Democratic Party (NDP) and the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) wrapped up their campaign with separate motorcades on Sunday, April 23, 2023.

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