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A section of Tortola. (BVI News photo)

Low voter turnout and why residents lost hope

The Office of the Supervisor of Elections has confirmed that while some 16,130 residents were registered to vote in the April 24 election, only 9,275 exercised this right. Voter turnout was 57.5 percent. It’s lower than the last election held […]

by / on May 1, 2023 at 7:56 AM /
Members of the sitting Virgin Islands Party government.

Financial Services introduced among ministerial assignments

The government has moved to introduce a Financial Services Ministry with the assignment of ministerial portfolios after the recent swearing-in of government ministers last week. A recent government release revealed that newly elected Deputy Premier, Lorna Smith, OBE, is now […]

by / on May 1, 2023 at 7:55 AM /
Former Premier and founder of the NDP, Dr D Orlando Smith with wife Lorna Smith -- Deputy Premier in the VIP administration.

My husband didn’t help me make switch to VIP

Newly-appointed Deputy Premier Lorna Smith recently revealed that her husband and former Premier Dr D Orlando Smith did not help her to make the decision to form an alliance with the Virgin Islands Party (VIP). In a recent Cut Deep […]

by / on May 1, 2023 at 7:42 AM /
Myron Walwyn

People voted against VIP, but we should move on — Walwyn

Newly elected Sixth District Representative Myron Walwyn has argued that the absence of an outright majority victory at the polls for the incumbent Virgin Islands Party (VIP) was a clear indication that the people voted against them. “We’re all adults. […]

by / on May 1, 2023 at 7:24 AM /

No regrets! I wanted to be Premier

Third District Representative and senior legislator Julian Fraser has confirmed rumours that he demanded the seat of Premier when he was asked to partner with the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) after the April 24 general election. When the election concluded […]

by / on May 1, 2023 at 7:13 AM /