Category: Politics

Vanterpool: Consider the governor’s criticism

Vanterpool: Consider the governor’s criticism

Premier Dr D Orlando Smith said the governor acted inappropriately when he criticized the government during a public event this month. But Minister of Communication and Works Mark Vanterpool wants the government to seriously consider Governor John Duncan’s criticism. “He […]

by / on February 17, 2017 at 7:24 AM /
Politics: Too many hiding ‘behind banana tree’

Politics: Too many hiding ‘behind banana tree’

The immediate past president of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP), Carvin Malone, has lamented that too many capable natives of the British Virgin Islands have been ‘hiding behind the banana tree’ instead of seeking elected office to improve the […]

by / on February 9, 2017 at 7:58 AM /
Governor says he has the power: Fraser was sacked

Governor says he has the power: Fraser was sacked

Governor John Duncan has declared that he acted according to the Virgin Islands Constitution when he yesterday ‘revoked’ the appointment of Julian Fraser as Leader of the Opposition. Andrew Fahie is now the Opposition leader. Fraser argued last month that, […]

by / on February 7, 2017 at 7:50 AM /
Fraser replaced – Fahie now opposition leader

Fraser replaced – Fahie now opposition leader

Months after being voted out as Chairman of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP), Julian Fraser suffered another blow when he was replaced officially today as Leader of the Opposition. His arch rival, Andrew Fahie, is now the holder of […]

by / on February 6, 2017 at 12:18 PM /
Fahie to leaders: Stop turning people into puppets

Fahie to leaders: Stop turning people into puppets

While touting a number of initiatives he has been pushing in his constituency especially as it relates to youth empowerment, representative of the First Electoral District Andrew Fahie has called for leaders to stop helping people only under certain selfish […]

by / on February 3, 2017 at 11:16 AM /
‘He is gonna lead VIP to the ultimate goal’ – Wheatley

‘He is gonna lead VIP to the ultimate goal’ – Wheatley

President of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Dr Natalio Wheatley has lauded the leadership qualities that he said are possessed by his party’s chairman Andrew Fahie, adding that Fahie is poised to lead the organization to general election victory. […]

by / on February 2, 2017 at 7:58 AM /
Congress expected to stanch VIP bleeding

Congress expected to stanch VIP bleeding

The highest decision-making body of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP), Congress, will meet in an effort to settle the latest public dispute between the party’s chairman Andrew Fahie and his predecessor Julian Fraser. “The Congress of the Virgin Islands […]

by / on January 31, 2017 at 8:15 AM /
Fraser: VIP lacks trust; deceit used to remove me

Fraser: VIP lacks trust; deceit used to remove me

Leader of the Opposition Julian Fraser is this afternoon claiming that there is a ‘serious issue of trust’ within the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP), adding that deception was used to unseat him last November as Chairman of the political […]

by / on January 30, 2017 at 3:55 PM /
Governor called out over ‘secret’ negotiations

Governor called out over ‘secret’ negotiations

Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Andrew Fahie has called out Governor John Duncan over what he called ‘secret closed door negotiations’ with the National Democratic Party (NDP) government. According to him, a wide range of issues are being […]

by / on January 30, 2017 at 8:39 AM /
Fahie tells constituents why he should replace Fraser

Fahie tells constituents why he should replace Fraser

While delivering his annual constituency report on the weekend, Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Andrew Fahie made a public pitch as to why he should become Leader of the Opposition, adding that one of his main aims is […]

by / on January 30, 2017 at 8:00 AM /