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Horse Owners Association boss named as PVIM candidate

Horse Owners Association boss named as PVIM candidate

President of the BVI Horse Owners Association Lesmore Smith has joined the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement’s (PVIM) team of candidates who will contest the 2019 General Elections. Smith will contest the elections as a Territorial At-Large candidate; bringing to totality […]

by / on January 15, 2019 at 2:21 PM /
NDP government wasted $20 million, says Skelton

NDP government wasted $20 million, says Skelton

Suspicions that the governing National Democratic Party (NDP) has been consistently misspending taxpayer dollars were further confirmed on Sunday by a former NDP insider, Ronnie Skelton. Skelton — who recently broke away from the NDP to form the Progressive Virgin […]

by / on January 15, 2019 at 9:51 AM /
Locals will get scholarships for masters degrees, PhDs under my administration

Locals will get scholarships for masters degrees, PhDs under my administration

Virgin Islanders will be able to receive scholarships at all levels of higher education under a Myron Walwyn-led government. That is one of the National Democratic Party’s (NDP) promises if it is re-elected into government for a third consecutive term. […]

by / on January 15, 2019 at 8:45 AM /
Former hospital worker gets 6 months for beating customer, victim still affected

Former hospital worker gets 6 months for beating customer, victim still affected

Kindel Vanterpool, the former hospital worker who “lost it” and beat a customer at the facility more than two years ago has been sentenced to six months at Her Majesty’s Prison for the offence. Magistrate Shawn Innocent also handed the […]

by / on January 15, 2019 at 8:40 AM /
Debates needed for all districts, seats

Debates needed for all districts, seats

Following a successfully staged political debate for the electoral candidates of the Ninth District, several members of the public, including debate organiser Sasha Flax, is calling for more debates to happen in the other eight electoral districts. “We look forward […]

by / on January 15, 2019 at 8:35 AM /
Never was there a time more critical to vote, get registered — Underhill

Never was there a time more critical to vote, get registered — Underhill

With the territory’s recovery and development now a stake, choosing who will lead the British Virgin Islands over the next four years is increasingly being described as one of the most important decisions voters will have to make for a […]

by / on January 15, 2019 at 8:13 AM /
Unarmed cops can no longer grab guns at will, told to steer clear of live firearm incidents

Unarmed cops can no longer grab guns at will, told to steer clear of live firearm incidents

Prior to 2016 when Police Commissioner Michael Matthews commenced his duties in the BVI, regular police officers were permitted to arbitrarily retrieve a firearm from the police weapons safe and respond at a live firearms incident. That “ad hoc” approach has […]

by / on January 14, 2019 at 2:32 PM /
NDP wants locals ‘cutting bush, cleaning ghuts’ while giving top jobs to expats

NDP wants locals ‘cutting bush, cleaning ghuts’ while giving top jobs to expats

Among the reasons Ronnie Skelton said he broke away from the governing National Democratic Party (NDP) is that he grew tired of watching the party hand down menial blue-collar jobs to Virgin Islanders and Belongers. In a statement seemingly addressed […]

by / on January 14, 2019 at 8:17 AM /
Biwater, roundabout stoplights were collective VIP decisions, not just Fraser

Biwater, roundabout stoplights were collective VIP decisions, not just Fraser

Former Speaker of the House of Assembly Keith Flax has moved to defend Progressives United Chairman, Julian Fraser, in relation to the reportedly disastrous Biwater deal and the traffic lights that were once mounted at the roundabout in Road Town. These […]

by / on January 14, 2019 at 8:06 AM /
Stop speaking that foolishness, ‘corruption’ talk badly hurting BVI

Stop speaking that foolishness, ‘corruption’ talk badly hurting BVI

While describing labels of ‘corruption’ against the governing National Democratic Party (NDP) as unfounded, party Chairman Myron Walwyn said the persons responsible for creating those labels are also responsible for the pressure the territory is receiving from superpowers such as […]

by / on January 14, 2019 at 8:01 AM /