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May 12th, 2023
UK should 'welcome' any OT wishing full integration- UK MP

LONDON, UK- A British Member of Parliament (MP) has said the United Kingdom (UK) should make it clear that any of its Overseas Territories (OTs) are welcome to exercise the option of integration into the United Kingdom (UK).

May 11th, 2023
UK MP calls for end to Foreign Office as OT messenger to UK Gov’t

LONDON, UK– While the Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) for Overseas Territories (OTs) gets underway today, May 11, 2023, legislators in London’s House of Commons this morning met to debate the future of UK Overseas Territories, including the [British] Virgin Islands.

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.

March 11th, 2023
UPDATE: HoA officially dissolved by Gov Rankin, proclamation gazetted

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Just as was first and accurately reported by our news center, the House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands was dissolved on Friday, March 10, 2023.

March 10th, 2023
'Every nickel, every penny I managed was spent on the people'- Hon Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Junior Minister for Tourism Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6) has said she has nothing to hide in relation to how funds were spent in her District, as the debate on the audit report on Assistance Grants from January 2019 to May 2022 commenced in the House of Assembly (HoA) on Thursday, March 9, 2023.

March 9th, 2023
Premier warns public against sharing unredacted info from leaked Audit Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has warned against the public sharing of “unredacted” information contained in the Assistance Grants Audit Report, which was recently leaked allegedly by a Member of Cabinet.

March 3rd, 2023
‘I will not yield’: Premier Wheatley & Hon Turnbull clash in HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- They may be Ministers in the so-called Unity Government, but blood is thicker than water was proven in the House of Assembly (HoA) on March 2, 2023, when Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) clashed.

February 24th, 2023
L. Allen Wheatley fires back @ Hon Marlon A. Penn; No hot air!

EAST END, Tortola, VI- As the political race in the Eighth District heats up, there is a war of words between Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate L. Allen Wheatley and the incumbent Representative and National Democratic Party (NDP) Member, Honourable Marlon A. Penn.

February 23rd, 2023
Skelton-Cline says God will address HoA members conspiring against him

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI– Talk show host and former government consultant Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline, rather than defending criticisms surrounding his consultancy contracts awarded under the past Andrew A. Fahie administration, has called on God to deal with those who conspired against him in the House of Assembly (HoA).

February 22nd, 2023
Premier Wheatley reminds Hon Penn his NDP is ‘not without sin’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Health and Social Development in the Unity Government and member of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) spent much time in the House of Assembly (HoA) on February 21, 2023, seemingly trying to wipe himself and party clean of the controversial contracts given to consultant Claude O. Skelton-Cline during the Andrew A. Fahie led Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Administration.

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