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June 5th, 2019
Hon Maduro-Caines debunks claims of being an ‘Expat Hater’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Even though Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6) and the rest of the Opposition were AWOL for the passing of the Immigration and Passport (Amendment) Act 2019, in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), the Sixth District representative moved to debunk claims that she is not an ‘Expat hater’ as is being circulated via a list on social media.

June 5th, 2019
'I will not allow the Speaker to silence me' – Opposition Leader

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition, Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) has come forward with loud criticisms regarding his treatment in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (Hon) by House Speaker Hon Julian Willock.

June 4th, 2019
Speaker reprimands insubordinate Opposition Leader

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In what could be described as a short heated exchange between House Speaker, Hon Julian Willock and Opposition Leader, Marlon A. Penn (R8), the Speaker moved to reprimanded the Opposition Leader and briefly shutting down the House over some perceived insubordination in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA).

June 4th, 2019
Delinquent landowners have 6 weeks to pay – Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With land title distribution made a priority under the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government, Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9), said in order speed up the process, persons issued property and are yet to pay will be on notice to pay up or lose said property.

June 3rd, 2019
HoA boosts security with screening of ‘gallery viewers’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) today, June 3, 2019, implemented new security measures to screen persons seeking to enter the Gallery of the House Chambers to view the proceeding.

June 3rd, 2019
Internet Providers should have no excuse for poor service- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Calling the telecommunications sector a “technological crisis,” in an earlier statement, Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) today, June 3, 2019, blazed local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) for poor service, even as local ISPs received over $20M in financial ‘gifts’ to improve their infrastructure over the year.

May 27th, 2019
Address NDP immigration backlog - Hon Penn urges Premier

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Even though his National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration had presided over a huge backlog of immigrants seeking to get regularised in the Virgin Islands (VI), Leader of the Opposition, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has publicly chided Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie for not addressing the backlog ahead of his ‘Clear path to regularization: Residency and Belonger Status Programme.’

May 26th, 2019
‘There is no clear understanding’ - Mitch on ‘Fast Track’ initiative

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Former National Democratic Party (NDP) backbencher, Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) aka ‘Mitch’, who is the lone winner in the Ronnie W. Skelton led Progressives Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) party during the 2019 election season, is adding his voice to the conversation surrounding immigration reform in the Virgin Islands (VI).

May 22nd, 2019
Next HoA sitting set for June 3, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The House of Assembly (HoA), the Virgin Islands Parliament, will meet again on June 3, 2019, according to the Clerk of the HoA, Mrs Phyllis Evans in a press release today, May 22, 2019.

May 21st, 2019
‘No info removed from gov’t drives’ - Dr Smith on BVI Airways

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Premier, Dr D. Orlando Smith has lashed back at current Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) over claims he made at the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) that files on the botched $7.2M BVI Airways deal have either been deleted or have gone completely missing from both the Ministry and at the Premier’s office and which has prompted an investigation.


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