Category: Politics

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 /
Residents, visitors are being taxed to ‘death’

Residents, visitors are being taxed to ‘death’

Leader of the Opposition Andrew Fahie has accused the National Democratic Party government of taxing visitors, residents, and business operators to ‘death’ instead of finding more creative means of raking in additional revenues, while better handling the territory’s finances. He […]

by / on April 19, 2017 at 8:50 AM /
Singers blast ‘sleeping’ NDP government

Singers blast ‘sleeping’ NDP government

Calypso music is traditionally used to deliver profound social commentary, and three veteran Calypsonians put that into practice on Sunday night, when they hammered the National Democratic Party (NDP) government for what they consider to be its unfavourable performance. Sistah […]

by / on April 18, 2017 at 7:42 AM /
Absolute rubbish  Premier denies UK wants election

Absolute rubbish Premier denies UK wants election

While suggesting that certain forces are trying to undermine his government because it has been making good progress, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith last evening rubbished claims that the United Kingdom has threatened to actively intervene in the running of […]

by / on April 4, 2017 at 8:00 AM /
I AM IN – Willock hints at political entry

I AM IN – Willock hints at political entry

Member of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Julian Willock has hinted that he is mulling an entry into representational politics. “An announcement will be made shortly about my political intentions,” he told BVI News Online when contacted regarding a […]

by / on April 3, 2017 at 5:18 PM /
NDP meeting told: Governor takes $1.8 million

NDP meeting told: Governor takes $1.8 million

The National Democratic Party (NDP) government is being challenged to come public with information it disclosed during a private NDP meeting on Wednesday evening. According to a former party candidate, Claude Skelton Cline, the government told NDP faithfuls at the […]

by / on March 24, 2017 at 9:05 AM /
Fahie wants special law, incentive to protect CCT

Fahie wants special law, incentive to protect CCT

Leader of the Opposition Andrew Fahie said the government and its Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) should formulate regulations and legislation to protect local companies, adding that a special incentive should be provided to the only telecom company that is fully […]

by / on March 22, 2017 at 7:18 AM /
NDP announces big meeting as it tries to revamp

NDP announces big meeting as it tries to revamp

The governing National Democratic Party (NDP) is hosting another general meeting as it tries to gauge the perspectives of its members and supporters, and to better organize the political organization. The general meeting, which will be held at 6pm tomorrow […]

by / on March 21, 2017 at 7:14 AM /
Fahie wants ‘bully’ government further disciplined

Fahie wants ‘bully’ government further disciplined

Leader of the Opposition Andrew Fahie has outlined a number of strong actions he would like Governor John Duncan to take towards improving governance in the British Virgin Islands before his tenure ends in August. Fahie’s requests come a day […]

by / on March 17, 2017 at 9:01 AM /