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March 29th, 2019
Resident initiates online petition to remove Speaker

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Just days after being sworn in as Speaker of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands (VI), Honourable Julian Willock, has found himself on the wrong end of a petition aimed at ousting him from Office.

March 20th, 2019
Strong support: USVI Gov & Lt Gov attends VIP Gov’t swearing in

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was one of the biggest days in the history of the Virgin Islands (VI) when after 8 years, a new Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government took office.

March 20th, 2019
Hon Fahie to deliver maiden Budget Address in April

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The House of Assembly (HoA) will on April 2, 2019, come under the proverbial gaze of the residents of the Virgin Islands (VI), when Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), delivers his maiden Budget Address for the coming fiscal year.

March 20th, 2019
Two-year increments to be paid after Budget 2019—Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Public Officers who are due three years of increments, can look forward to two years’ payment when the Territory’s 2019, Annual Budget is approved in the House of Assembly (HoA), in April, according to Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

March 18th, 2019
‘I am an advocate of free speech’ – Speaker Willock

Road Town, Tortola, VI - New Speaker of the Virgin Islands (VI) Fourth House of Assembly (HoA), Honourable Julian Willock, says the territory has absolutely nothing to fear regarding his ability to be fair and unbiased in the HoA, since he has a history of advocating for free speech and speaking out for the rights of voiceless people.

March 17th, 2019
VIP announces Candidate for D4 By-Election

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands Party (VIP), has announced its Candidate to contest likely By-Elections for the Fourth District’s Seat in the House of Assembly (HoA)—Ms Luce D. Hodge-Smith.

March 16th, 2019
AG to advise on Vanterpool seat fiasco – Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following Mark H. Vanterpool’s (R4) flip-flopping of his resignation from the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) on March 14, 2019, Governor of the Virgin Islands, His Excellency Augustus J. U. Jaspert aka ‘Gus’ says he is yet to receive formal notice of the vacant District 4 seat and is seeking legal advice on the fiasco.

March 15th, 2019
Vanterpool: a 'Pappy Show...taking we for joke' - Picko Moff

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands (VI) is already wading uncharted waters with Mark H. Vanterpool, making an 'about face,' on his decision to resign but his decision has been shut down by Speaker, Honourable Julian Willock, who accepted the resignation letter.

March 15th, 2019
“I have no editorial controls of VINO” – Hon Julian Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The moment he took the oath of office as Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA), Honourable Julian Willock’s, ability to be fair, unbiased and more-so humble, came in for heavy questioning given his links to news site, Virgin Islands News Online (VINO).

March 14th, 2019
Mark H. Vanterpool recants resignation, ask to be sworn into HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Fourth Electoral District, Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) has today, March 14, 2019, recanted his resignation from the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) citing incorrect resignation procedure, while noting that the people of his district have encouraged him to continue being their representative.

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