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July 28th, 2018
NDP Co-Leader Hon Walwyn ‘trying to side-track with smoke & mirrors’- Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - There has been push back from all quarters of the society, after government co-leader, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), the Minister for Education and Culture, proposed to change the House of Assembly’s (HoA) rules, to keep the public away from information on names of companies who receive contracts from tax-payers money.

July 28th, 2018
Premier’s UK trip was uninvited; cost taxpayers $43,000

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A recent trip to the United Kingdom (UK) by Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) and Opposition Leader, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) cost tax payers $43,000.

July 25th, 2018
Hon Fahie lambastes Walywn over secrecy in the HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Opposition Leader Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), in a public message on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, via social media, responded to Minister for Education and Culture Myron V. Walwyn’s (AL), criticism of the manner in which information was released to the public over contracts for repairs at the H. Lavity Stout Community College (HLSCC).

July 23rd, 2018
HoA to resume Tuesday July 24, 2018; Many Bills but no public input

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The House of Assembly (HoA) will resume its sitting on Tuesday July 24, 2018. The Parliament last met on Thursday July 19, 2018 where it was rough for Government Ministers, as they struggled to answer many of the questions truthfully, at times holding back information.

June 28th, 2018
Opposition Members’ questions back on Order Paper

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The National Democratic Party (NDP) Government, has a history in the House of Assembly (HoA), of evading the Opposition Members' questions.

June 27th, 2018
Tourist Board eyes further taxes for Air B&B operators

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands Tourist Board has asked the Ministry of Finance to consider increasing its revenue take—in the already decimated tourism industry—by charging an ‘accommodation tax’ on Air Bed and Breakfast (B&B) operators in the Territory.

June 21st, 2018
House of Assembly meets on June 28, 2018, after 2 months

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands’ (VI) House of Assembly will meet again on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at the Chambers in Road Town, the Capital City.

June 20th, 2018
No place for students to write examinations?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Ministry of Education and Culture had found itself in a conundrum earlier this year finding accommodation for the students in the Territory, to sit overseas examinations.

June 9th, 2018
Locals are shut out from DPP’s Office

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is looking to fill the gap in its human resources capacity but even as the agency looks to persons returning to the Territory to take up the post, the House of Assembly’s Standing Finance Committee has learnt that the opportunity to hire at least two qualified locals recently had been squandered.

June 6th, 2018
Budget restrictions limit Opposition Leader spending on ‘Peoples Work’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Leader of the Opposition and First District Representative, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), says annual budgetary allocations for his Office do not allow for flexibility in its use and he has had to resort to expending personal funds in fulfilling his constitutional responsibilities—the ‘Peoples Work.’



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