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4th HoA gets down to business under VIP leadership

Premier and Minister of Finance and Tourism, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie, affirms his Oath of Office as a member of the HoA Photo: Team of Reporters
Deputy Speaker, Neville A. Smith takes the oath of Office as a member of the HoA. Photo: Team of Reporters
Deputy Speaker, Neville A. Smith takes the oath of Office as a member of the HoA. Photo: Team of Reporters
Those in attendance for the first Sitting of the 4th HoA, include members of Judiciary, overseas dignitaries such as Governor of neighbouring United States Virgin Islands (USVI), Governor Albert Bryan Jnr and his Lieutenant Governor Mr Tregenza A. Roach, VI’s Deputy Governor David D. Archer, several members of the domestic clergy, former members of the HoA, heads of departments, including statutory bodies, captains of industries, public officers, residents, teachers and students among others. Photo: Team of Reporters
Those in attendance for the first Sitting of the 4th HoA, include members of Judiciary, overseas dignitaries such as Governor of neighbouring United States Virgin Islands (USVI), Governor Albert Bryan Jnr and his Lieutenant Governor Mr Tregenza A. Roach, VI’s Deputy Governor David D. Archer, several members of the domestic clergy, former members of the HoA, heads of departments, including statutory bodies, captains of industries, public officers, residents, teachers and students among others. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Twelve Candidates elected to serve in the 4th House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands (VI) were today, March 12, 2019, ‘duly’ sworn-in at the First Sitting, under the recently elected Virgin Islands Party (VIP).

Following an invocation and election of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker, those taking the Oath of Office swore, to solemnly and sincerely be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, her heirs and successors and the people of the VI, “according to law.”

Members

Those sworn in as Official Members of the 4th HoA are; Baba Azziz, Alvera Maduro-Caines (D6), Shereen E. Flax-Charles (AL), Sharie B. De Castro (AL )and Messrs, Andrew A. Fahie (Premier/R1), Julian Fraser RA (R3), Carvin Malone (AL), Marlon A. Penn (Opposition Leader/D8), Kye M. Rymer (D5), Neville A. Smith (Deputy Speaker/AL), Melvin M. Turnbull (D2), Dr Natalio D. Wheatley (D7) and  Vincent O. Wheatley (D9).

Venued at the Multi Purpose Sports Complex in Road Town, Tortola, the First Session of the Fourth HoA got underway with elected members being ushered to their respective places, before taking the solemn oath.

Empty Seat

While five seats were set for the members of the Opposition, one remained conspicuously empty throughout the session—a result of the resignation of former Minister and District Four Representative, Mark H. Vanterpool.

Dignitaries/Visitors

Those in attendance for the First Sitting of the 4th HoA, include members of Judiciary, Overseas Dignitaries such as Governor of neighbouring United States Virgin Islands (USVI), Governor Albert Bryan Jnr and his Lieutenant Governor, Mr Tregenza A. Roach, VI’s Deputy Governor David D. Archer, several members of the domestic clergy, former members of the HoA, heads of departments, including statutory bodies, captains of industries, public officers, residents, teachers and students among others,

The HoA was dissolved on January 25, 2019, last, under the leadership of the NDP and then Premier, Dr the Honourable D Orlando Smith—paving, the way for the February 25, 2019, General Elections, which saw that party being ousted convincingly by the VIP.

3 Responses to “4th HoA gets down to business under VIP leadership”

  • Eagle Eye (12/03/2019, 15:44) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply
    This is the part I like,modern day slaves.and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11, her heirs and successors.
  • The TRUTH (12/03/2019, 20:39) Like (2) Dislike (10) Reply
    If you think swearing allegiance to the murderers of your ancestors while talking bout GOD is gonna cut it, all of you are in for a rude awakening. The Virgin Islands need to come out of la la land and face reality. With all these demonic preachers constantly confusing and deceiving our clueless populace, its gonna be quite interesting to see how the serious challenges that we face are dealt with. Lets see if turning the HoA into a prayer meeting works.
  • SMH (13/03/2019, 07:37) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    Why make noise over something we really have no control over from the Past to include the Present. Pray for a positive outcome as we try to move Forward.


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