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Deputy Governor prorogues HoA

August 18th, 2018 | Tags:
According to the ‘Royal’ Proclamation handed down by Her Majesty’s representative in the Territory; “acting in accordance with the advice of the Premier and in exercise of the power vested in me under section 84 (1) of the Virgin Islands Constitution Order, 2007, do hereby proclaim the House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands prorogued from the 17th day of August, 2018 until the time a new session shall be appointed.” Photo: VINO/File
Sittings of the current VI House of Assembly, sessions have been discontinued, following the official proroguing of the HoA, by way of a Proclamation handed down by Acting Governor, David D. Archer Jr, on August 17, 2018. Photo: VINO/File
Sittings of the current VI House of Assembly, sessions have been discontinued, following the official proroguing of the HoA, by way of a Proclamation handed down by Acting Governor, David D. Archer Jr, on August 17, 2018. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Sittings of the current session of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), have been discontinued, following the official proroguing of the HoA, by way of a Proclamation handed down by Acting Governor, David D. Archer Jr, on August 17, 2018.

Prorogation is essentially the discontinuation of a session of a Parliament or other Legislative Assembly, without dissolving it.

With General Elections Constitutionally due by June 2019, Virgin Islanders are anxious to hear of the formal dissolving of the HoA, since that will pave the way for residents to head to the polls.

Due Notice

According to the ‘Royal’ Proclamation handed down by Her Majesty’s representative in the Territory;    “acting in accordance with the advice of the Premier and in exercise of the power vested in me under section 84 (1) of the Virgin Islands Constitution Order, 2007, do hereby proclaim the House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands prorogued from the 17th day of August, 2018 until the time a new session shall be appointed.”

According to the Proclamation—as published in the Official Gazette of the VI Government, “all members of the House of Assembly and all Her Majesty’s loving subjects are hereby required to take due notice and govern themselves accordingly.”

The Order noted that it is provided under section 84(1) of the Virgin Islands Constitution Order, 2007, that the Governor, acting in accordance with the advice of the Premier, may at any time, by Proclamation published in the Gazette, prorogue the HoA; but the Governor shall prorogue the House at least once in each calendar year except in any year during which the House is dissolved.

3 Responses to “Deputy Governor prorogues HoA”

  • 123 (18/08/2018, 14:55) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    election baby
  • Quiet Storm (18/08/2018, 18:58) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Is an election date on the horizon? The NDP is a lame duck government so why prolong the agony. The warning siren has been sounded and all candidates should be in their block anticipating the sound of the starting. The lightning bolt has flashed and the thunderous roar of thunder is not too far off. For candidates the final phase of the interview process has begun. Tell us what you are going to do, how you are going to do, when you are going to do it, why you going to do it, how you going to fund it.......etc
  • @quiet storm (19/08/2018, 04:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Will it be in November as I have been hearing for months now?


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