BREAKING NEWS: NDP’s Lorna Smith Joins VIP To Form Gov’t

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(PLTM) - Information reaching BVI Platinum News is that, former first lady Lorna Smith has jumped from the National Democratic Party (NDP) to join the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) to form the next government.

Smith, who is the wife of former Premier Dr. Orlando Smith ran under the NDP as an At-Large candidate and received 3578 votes.

Information is that she will be Deputy Premier under the VIP government.

At the polls the VIP received six seats; NDP-3; Progressive Virgin Islands Movement-3; and Progressives United-1. The VIP needed one more seat to form a government.

BVI Platinum News also understands that, Dr. Natalio Wheatley will remain Premier.

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