Category: Politics

Don’t rush cards before an election – Pickering

Don’t rush cards before an election – Pickering

The man being touted as the next likely leader of the governing National Democratic Party, Dr Kedrick Pickering, has advised against any attempt to introduce Voter Registration Cards in a rush before the next general election. He said enough time […]

by / on August 31, 2017 at 1:00 PM /
Referendum on independence would fail – Malone

Referendum on independence would fail – Malone

Carvin Malone, who served as president of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) for 17 years, said citizens would vote against the territory seeking independence from the United Kingdom if a referendum is held. According to him, citizens of the British […]

by / on August 30, 2017 at 8:26 AM /
Politics took a wrong turn in the BVI – Dawson

Politics took a wrong turn in the BVI – Dawson

While making it clear that he does not intend to leave the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) although he will relocate to head a community college in Anguilla, Dr Karl Dawson said he is not pleased with the divisive turn the […]

by / on August 23, 2017 at 8:57 AM /
VIP seeking candidate for District 3 too – FAHIE

VIP seeking candidate for District 3 too – FAHIE

By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Journalist Sitting members of the House of Assembly are usually allowed to automatically contest the next general election for their respective parties, but representative of the Third Electoral District Julian Fraser will not enjoy […]

by / on August 4, 2017 at 3:09 PM /
VIP president accuses Fraser of not doing his job

VIP president accuses Fraser of not doing his job

President of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Dr Natalio Wheatley said he suspects the time is fast approaching when Julian Fraser will officially sever ties with the VIP, adding that Fraser is not carrying out his duties in the […]

by / on August 2, 2017 at 1:30 PM /
Fahie banking on God, says he won’t push Fraser

Fahie banking on God, says he won’t push Fraser

Leader of the Opposition Andrew Fahie said he has spoken to his only opposition parliamentary colleague Julian Fraser about the motion of no confidence he will pursue in the House of Assembly next week, adding that he won’t be telling […]

by / on July 27, 2017 at 7:54 AM /
Make yourselves trustworthy, politicians urged

Make yourselves trustworthy, politicians urged

A member of the Constitutional Review Commission that gauged the people’s perspective roughly 10 years ago, Carvin Malone, said the people should not have to be contemplating another round of constitutional review in an atmosphere of political distrust. “We cannot […]

by / on July 26, 2017 at 12:20 PM /
With us or against us: VIP giving Fraser ultimatum

With us or against us: VIP giving Fraser ultimatum

Three leading members of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) last evening made a public appeal for Julian Fraser to put aside what some described as the ‘childlike’ and ‘selfish’ behaviour he has been displaying for months since he lost the […]

by / on July 21, 2017 at 9:34 AM /
Don’t sue them – VIP thinks airline would win

Don’t sue them – VIP thinks airline would win

Two senior members of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) said the government should avoid launching a legal battle against the cash-strapped BVI Airways, which is yet to fulfill its contractual obligation to commence direct flights between the British Virgin […]

by / on July 21, 2017 at 8:51 AM /
BVI residents want EU-funded plan in manifestos

BVI residents want EU-funded plan in manifestos

Leader of the Opposition Andrew Fahie was the only elected representative at a crucial community meeting in Road Town last evening, prompting uncertainty as to whether there will be bi-partisan commitment to using a European Union-funded report as a road-map […]

by / on July 13, 2017 at 8:40 AM /