Category: Politics

Fraser fires back: Governor can’t remove me!

Fraser fires back: Governor can’t remove me!

Julian Fraser has claimed that the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) is still fragmented, adding that no governor can remove him as Leader of the Opposition. He indicated that, contrary to what VIP President Dr Natalio ‘Sowande’ Wheatley suggested in […]

by / on January 18, 2017 at 2:13 PM /
BVI prepares to cash in on Trump era

BVI prepares to cash in on Trump era

While claiming that many Americans feel confident about their future economic prospects under their incoming president, Donald Trump, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith said the British Virgin Islands (BVI) is gearing up to capitalize on the improved opportunities especially in […]

by / on January 18, 2017 at 8:55 AM /
VIP moves to replace Fraser as opposition leader

VIP moves to replace Fraser as opposition leader

The executive of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) is seeking to have the party’s recently elected Chairman Andrew Fahie replace Julian Fraser as Leader of the Opposition. This is the second attempt that is being made to have Fahie […]

by / on January 17, 2017 at 6:00 PM /
Pastor tells church: No salvation in NDP, VIP

Pastor tells church: No salvation in NDP, VIP

Politicians who gathered at a high-profile religious event they helped to organize yesterday were restricted to scripture reading, and most of the religious leaders avoided controversial issues such as the quality of governance in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Of […]

by / on January 16, 2017 at 8:54 AM /
‘Dr Smith can’t fire you!’

‘Dr Smith can’t fire you!’

Backbenchers in the House of Assembly have been urged to speak out against the government’s poor performance especially because they can’t be fired from any position by Premier Dr D Orlando Smith. Social commentator Julio ‘Sam’ Henry threw out the […]

by / on January 12, 2017 at 2:33 PM /
Premier: I won’t give up finance ministry

Premier: I won’t give up finance ministry

Following calls from senior National Democratic Party (NDP) member Eileen Parsons for the Ministry of Finance portfolio to be handed over to Ronnie Skelton, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr D Orlando Smith has made it clear that the ministry […]

by / on January 9, 2017 at 8:25 AM /
Fraud reduced in 2015 election – Deputy Gov

Fraud reduced in 2015 election – Deputy Gov

The Deputy Governor’s Office said voter fraud was minimized in the 2015 general election, compared to the previous territory-wide polls. It made the comment in its 2015 Annual report that was tabled in the House of Assembly this month. According […]

by / on December 29, 2016 at 8:16 AM /
BVI promises to support new premier of TCI

BVI promises to support new premier of TCI

Premier of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) Dr D Orlando Smith yesterday extended congratulations to the new premier of Turks and Caicos Islands, Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson. Cartwright-Robinson, an attorney, became the first female premier of that British Overseas Territory when she […]

by / on December 23, 2016 at 6:10 AM /
Willock voted for Fraser; now supporting Fahie

Willock voted for Fraser; now supporting Fahie

Businessman Julian Willock said, although he voted for Julian Fraser in the recent contest for chairmanship of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), he wants all delegates to now support the winning candidate Andrew Fahie. He said Fahie will – among […]

by / on December 13, 2016 at 8:08 AM /
Fahie wants election candidates that are ‘viable’

Fahie wants election candidates that are ‘viable’

Newly elected chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Andrew Fahie has promised to “implement initiatives to attract viable broad-based candidates” for the next general election, adding that he will ensure he communicates ‘effectively’ with all candidates. He did not […]

by / on December 6, 2016 at 8:27 AM /