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AC failure forced adjournment of HoA until January 17, 2019

-Friday is projected to be last day before HoA dissolves
The House would have adjourned eventually due to a long Order Paper, however, the situation with the AC saw members leaving prematurely while in Committee. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) was yesterday, Tuesday, January 15, 2019, forced to adjourn its sitting after the air conditioning system malfunctioned in the House.

The House would have adjourned eventually due to a long Order Paper, however, the situation with the AC saw members leaving prematurely while in Committee.

Further, this premature conclusion of the Committee came as Law Makers discussed the "Elections (Amendment) Act, 2019."  This Bill is to introduce voting machines at polling stations for the upcoming 2019 General Elections.

Therefore, the 6th Sitting of the 4th Session of the 3rd HoA will continue on Thursday, January 17, 2019, at 10:00 am as confirmed by HoA Spokesman, Mr Linton V. Leonard via an email.

Is Friday the last sitting?

The Thursday session is expected to also run into Friday which may be the last, as announcements of the HoA dissolving is expected this Friday, January 18, 2019.

The Premier is also expected to meet with the United Kingdom appointed Governor, August J. U. Jaspert  aka ‘Gus’ this week to discuss a possible election date.

The HoA will be carried live on CBN Radio 90.9 FM, the Caribbean superstation or follow live online on www.cbnvirginislands.com

6 Responses to “AC failure forced adjournment of HoA until January 17, 2019”

  • Outlaw (16/01/2019, 11:51) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Too much heat inside there, it knocked out the AC.
  • 1 (16/01/2019, 11:58) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    hurry up dissolved
  • Eagle Eye (16/01/2019, 13:20) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    If y'all was serious about the people business ac couldn't stop the show.couldn't be that hot.
  • RealPol (16/01/2019, 23:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Look like Murphy has moved to the VI, for everything that can go wrong has gone wrong. From a historic flood (500-year) to 2 catastrophic hurricanes to political turmoil, the VI have had it.
  • Hmmmm (17/01/2019, 06:16) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ac failed like the rest of the country simply because those hired to maintain it have failed us..
  • manoah (17/01/2019, 13:26) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    It had a time when these meetings were held without AC. Spoil rass weak peeps.


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