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Michael Matthews

Over half of RVIPF assigned to Election Day duties — Commissioner

More than half of the Royal Virgin Islands Police (RVIPF) has been assigned to Election Day duties today, February 25, Police Commissioner Michael Matthews has said. “Numbers vary depending on location but each polling Station has a police supervisor assigned with […]

by / on February 25, 2019 at 9:25 AM /

Officials waiting to see if ‘leaked’ Advance Poll results true

The Office of the Deputy Governor said it cannot confirm whether some reported leaked results from Advance Polling Day last Thursday are actually rea/accurate. The so-called leaked results — which have been circulating on social media and which could bring […]

by / on February 25, 2019 at 7:33 AM /
Premier Dr D Orlando Smith and Governor Augustus Jaspert.

Nat’l Importance: Cabinet extends economic substance lawyer’s contract

It appears the British Virgin Islands might not have entirely satisfied the European Union (EU) in relation to the recently-passed economic substance legislation, given that Cabinet decided five days ago to seek further services from the two overseas attorneys who […]

by / on February 25, 2019 at 7:21 AM /
Frome left: Fahie, Walwyn, Skelton, Fraser.

The final addresses: NDP, VIP pull notable turnouts on election’s eve

In a bid to sway voters on the eve of today’s election, all four political parties contesting at the polls delivered their final political messages and had varying sizes of supporters gathered at their pre-election rallies. If the turnout at […]

by / on February 25, 2019 at 7:09 AM /
Advanced pollers outside the House of Assembly polling station in Road Town on Thursday, February 21.

BVI votes today | Things to know

The highly anticipated Election Day has finally arrived and combined below are things to know as voters journey to their respective polling stations. A total of 17 polling stations across nine electoral districts opened at 6 am to begin voting. […]

by / on February 25, 2019 at 6:01 AM /
The capital city of Road Town.

REPOST: Number of voters by district, 41 candidates

Twenty-five candidates are contesting a district seat while 16 were nominated for the Territorial At-Large seats. Below is the official listing of candidates by the seat they are nominated to contest as well as a breakdown of how the 14,939 registered […]

by / on February 25, 2019 at 5:45 AM /
A motorcade Virgin Islands  Party supporters traversing Tortola on Sunday.  (Photo by Jessica Mikoleiczik)

PHOTOS: Massive VIP motorcade

Virgin Islands Party (VIP) supporters have come out in compelling numbers as the party undergoes its pre-election motorcade around the main island of Tortola. By the looks of things, the number of vehicles participating in today’s motorcade surpasses those from […]

by / on February 24, 2019 at 6:43 PM /
A motorcade of NDP supporters trail behind party leader Myron Walwyn on Saturday (Photo by Jessica Mikoleiczik)

PHOTOS: NDP motorcade, parties to host final pre-election events

A relatively large fleet of National Democratic Party supporters journeyed around the island of Tortola on Saturday for the party’s usual grand pre-election motorcade. The motorcade culminated behind the Central Administration Complex in Road Town for a brief pep rally. […]

by / on February 24, 2019 at 11:14 AM /
Finance Minister Andrew Fahie

Fahie issues challenge: My opponents’ representation can’t match mine

While outlining how he spent the $125,000 allocated to his constituency yearly, First District representative Andrew Fahie is challenging other elected officials to also state how they spent their respective allocations. Fahie issued the challenge amid claims from his political […]

by / on February 23, 2019 at 1:37 PM /

Sasha Flax appointed Acting Sister Islands Coordinator

Months following Vincent Wheatley’s resignation as Sister Islands Coordinator to contest the 2019 General Elections, Sasha Flax has been appointed to act as his replacement. Her appointment will take effect on March 1, four days after the elections. Flax, whose […]

by / on February 23, 2019 at 10:34 AM /