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The big vote-puller, rejecting the odds to inspire a territory

The big vote-puller, rejecting the odds to inspire a territory

If Virgin Islands history had any say in what candidates would emerge as victors of recently-concluded general elections, At-Large representative Sharie de Castro might not have been elected to sit in the House of Assembly as a legislator. That would […]

by / on February 27, 2019 at 7:23 AM /
Andrew Fahie sworn in as Premier

Andrew Fahie sworn in as Premier

Andrew Fahie has officially been sworn in as the new Premier of the British Virgin Islands. Governor Augustus Jaspert swore in the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) leader on Tuesday afternoon, fewer than 24 hours after the party won a majority […]

by / on February 26, 2019 at 3:17 PM /
All billboards must be removed by March 4

All billboards must be removed by March 4

Parties and candidates that participated in the just-concluded General Elections are being told they have a week to dismount the billboards that they erected across the territory. The Planning Authority said all billboards must be removed by Monday, March 4. […]

by / on February 26, 2019 at 12:41 PM /
I’m speechless because I’ve been through so much — Fahie

I’m speechless because I’ve been through so much — Fahie

When the final results of the 2019 General Elections were read and cheers erupted among the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) camp, the usually quick-witted VIP leader Andrew Fahie said he was left speechless. “It just left me speechless because I’ve […]

by / on February 26, 2019 at 8:06 AM /
Quitting politics not off the table, says Walwyn after election defeat

Quitting politics not off the table, says Walwyn after election defeat

By Davion Smith, BVI News Staff Since National Democratic Party (NDP) Chairman Myron Walwyn has not been re-elected to the House of Assembly, what will this mean for himself and his party which has three of its members elected back […]

by / on February 26, 2019 at 7:54 AM /
VIP disputes D6 ballot count, seeks recount for Samuel

VIP disputes D6 ballot count, seeks recount for Samuel

The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) who captured eight of the territory’s 13 electoral seats to win the 2019 General Elections is now disputing one of the remaining five seats they lost. The VIP has submitted a formal complaint to election […]

by / on February 26, 2019 at 7:44 AM /
Greater representation now guaranteed for sister islands

Greater representation now guaranteed for sister islands

Immediately on the heels of the 2019 General Elections where the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) won eight of 13 seats, residents of the sister islands have been assured greater representation under the newly-elected Andrew Fahie-led administration. This assurance came from […]

by / on February 26, 2019 at 7:23 AM /
UPDATE: Election results, VIP wins! Walwyn not elected

UPDATE: Election results, VIP wins! Walwyn not elected

The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) has been declared the winner of the 2019 General Elections after unseating the National Democratic Party (NDP) at the polls on Monday, February 25. The VIP swept eight of the 13 electoral seats, making Andrew […]

by / on February 25, 2019 at 10:34 PM /
No glitches in Districts 1 to 4 | Voters happy with tabulating machines

No glitches in Districts 1 to 4 | Voters happy with tabulating machines

The voting process has been running smoothly in the First, Second, Third and Fourth electoral districts, Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Deputy Governor’s Office Carolyn Stoutt-Igwe has said. The office is tasked to provide oversight over the process […]

by / on February 25, 2019 at 2:25 PM /
Well over 1000 collectively voted in D6, D7, D8 before midday

Well over 1000 collectively voted in D6, D7, D8 before midday

East Enders are wasting no time at the polls as a considerable turnout has already been recorded at polling stations in the Seventh and Eighth districts, respectively. As at 11:15 am on Election Day, 397 voters had already cast their […]

by / on February 25, 2019 at 12:20 PM /