updated 1:29 PM PDT, May 26, 2017
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Gov't Denies Rumors Of Order To Hold Elections In August 

The NDP government has denied claims that the United Kingdom (UK) wants the BVI to hold elections in August or they will intervene because of the poor state of the Territory. 

"Let me address that immediately. There has been something going around on WhatsApp that said some senior person in the British government tell the Governor to tell the Premier of the BVI must call elections in August or else they will have to intervene. Let me just say right now that is absolute rubbish," Premier Hon. Dr. Orlando Smith said last evening during the NDP radio programme. 

"There is no such thing. This government of this country is progressing well. So this country is doing well under the hands of the NDP government and I think if any rescuing is needed, it was done when we came in 2011."

He said that there are some persons who want to make his government look bad.

"There have been others who would like to see the government now in office, not do well, or not even continue in office, so they have been making many accusations and many statements to try to sort of cause people to lose confidence in the government."

"And this is just another one of those examples. I wouldn't go into point fingers, who the cap fits wear it. We will continue to do the work that we have been elected to do so that the Territory can continue to do well."

Last modified onTuesday, 04 April 2017 09:31
  • Source: BVIHotpress.com

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