Category: Politics

Walwyn takes constitutional review to college

Walwyn takes constitutional review to college

By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Minister of Education Myron Walwyn yesterday pitched the issue of self-determination among 190 college graduates, telling them not to buy into the cynicism that local people can’t competently manage the affairs of the […]

by / on June 9, 2017 at 8:22 AM /
Uncertainty  – UK election ends with hung parliament

Uncertainty – UK election ends with hung parliament

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) – The general election has ended in a hung Parliament, meaning no party can reach an overall majority. So what happens now? Will the party with the most MPs form the next government? Not necessarily. The […]

by / on June 9, 2017 at 2:26 AM /
Probe and Prison – Fraser ‘smells’ UK appointments

Probe and Prison – Fraser ‘smells’ UK appointments

While crying shame on all persons involved in the appointment of Phil Sharman as the territory’s next Auditor General, member of the parliamentary opposition Julian Fraser said there is something that doesn’t ‘smell’ right about the list of United Kingdom […]

by / on May 19, 2017 at 8:41 AM /
Fahie may be used, Fraser suggests

Fahie may be used, Fraser suggests

A suggestion is being made that Leader of the Opposition and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee Andrew Fahie may be used as a pawn in a United Kingdom-linked affair that “doesn’t smell right”. Opposition member Julian Fraser made the […]

by / on May 19, 2017 at 8:27 AM /
Fahie sounds warning amid talks of disunity in VIP

Fahie sounds warning amid talks of disunity in VIP

Chairman of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Andrew Fahie has declared that the organization will not allow any of its members to pull it into their storms, adding that there is no truth to suggestions that the VIP is […]

by / on May 17, 2017 at 9:29 AM /
‘Don’t rush it’ – Human rights bill introduced

‘Don’t rush it’ – Human rights bill introduced

By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Following concerns raised by Governor John Duncan and international organizations over the years, lawmakers finally brought a bill to the House of Assembly last week to facilitate the long delayed establishment of a […]

by / on May 16, 2017 at 8:25 AM /
Be willing to lose the election – Walwyn slams UK

Be willing to lose the election – Walwyn slams UK

The United Kingdom has faced another tongue-lashing in the territory’s parliament, with Minister of Education Myron Walwyn declaring that courageous leaders are needed to touch on the issue of independence for the British Virgin Islands (BVI), even if it means […]

by / on May 15, 2017 at 8:31 AM /
Lawmakers rubber stamp proposed laws in mad rush

Lawmakers rubber stamp proposed laws in mad rush

By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Leader of the Opposition Andrew Fahie has raised concern that lawmakers often are not given enough time to properly peruse bills that are brought before the House of Assembly, adding that he and […]

by / on May 1, 2017 at 8:00 AM /
Willock claims he has strong campaign committee

Willock claims he has strong campaign committee

Businessman Julian Willock said he has a ‘strong and vibrant’ campaign committee as he continues to hint that he will test his political fortunes when the next general election is held possibly in 2019. He also emphatically stated that he […]

by / on April 26, 2017 at 12:48 PM /
Continue singing about me, O’Neal to Calypsonians

Continue singing about me, O’Neal to Calypsonians

By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Staff While claiming that he has no hard feelings towards the Calypsonians who publicly criticised him as a poor representative of the Ninth Electoral District, Dr Hubert ‘Bertie’ O’Neal said he wants his critics […]

by / on April 26, 2017 at 7:20 AM /