updated 1:09 PM PDT, Aug 18, 2017
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Ms. P Is Back-I Move When I'm Called 

Eileen Parsons known as Ms. P returned to the National Democratic Party (NDP) radio programme last evening in full support of the team, months after a letter was leaked where she was bashing the party. 

She had also issued a call in the letter for Hon. Ronnie Skelton, Health Minister to be given the portfolio of Minister of Finance, suggesting that it be removed from Premier and party leader Hon. Dr. Orlando Smith.

During the programme, Hon. Myron V. Walwyn, At Large Representative commented, "Ms. P I must say I am very pleased to see you are back here hosting NDP radio. You were taking a little break up Manchester cooling out."

However, Parsons replied,  "I move when I am called."

She encouraged persons to tune into the programme and let the ministers know their concerns, citing that she is aware that residents are frustrated.

"Say whatever you have to say I know you have been frustrated but give it to us little by little. Your questions, and we will be able to answer."

Parsons however, said that only when NDP took office actions on many matters started to be taken.

"Dr. Smith it doesn’t seem to you or is it only to me that everything stops and come alive when we get back in? We seem to be inheriting all the problems in this country. It's good that we are able to over come them."

"Road works, dock on Virgin Gorda had been deteriorating from the time I was born, now Bertie fixing it."

Impact Of Trump's Policies On BVI Discussed 

Last evening, April 27th, a discussion was held on the impact President of United States of America, Donald Trump policies and politics would have on the Caribbean countries including the BVI. 

Two days ahead of the Trump administration’s first 100 days, the renowned author, scholar and international lecturer Dr. Max Hilaire lead the discussion at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College's Spring Community Lecture Series at the auditorium.

He said that there is no need for the region to panic at this time because Trump is not firm on any of his plans.

"Overall there is no need to panic although being alarmed by Trump’s Presidency. There is no concrete proposal coming from the administration but from the indications from Trump you can expect a very rough four years for the Caribbean on a whole and the BVI to some extent," said Dr. Hilaire lamented.

The Chair of the Department of Political Science at Morgan State University said that the US policy towards the Caribbean has remained relatively unchanged for decades.

"The US has become complacent with the Caribbean and Latin America and has not invested much time and political capital in helping the region overcome some of its economic problems and political vulnerability," he said. 

Dr Hilaire a;so anticipates that the projected change to the US tax policy in the plan could impact the BVI’s position as a leading international finance centre and a US dominated tourism destination.

Dr. Hilaire is Professor & Chair of the Department of Political Science at Morgan State University. 

His lecture was followed by a panel discussion with local panel guests Mr. Russell Harrigan, CEO of Oyster Global Marketing and Chairman of the BVI Tourist Board and Mr. Robert Briant, Partner at Conyers, Dill & Pearman law firm. 

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