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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.’

June 3rd, 2018
Tales from Tortola Pt VI

Thomas C. Famous

The following was a speech delivered in the House of Assembly (HoA) in Bermuda, on Friday, June 1, 2018.

May 29th, 2018
House of Assembly met today May 29, 2018; informal session

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Territory’s Parliament known as the House of Assembly (HoA) met today Tuesday, May 29, 2018, in an informal session at the request of Leader of Government business Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL).

May 9th, 2018
Residents tired of empty promises for consumer protection bill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “We are at the point where it is in the Attorney General’s hands now, where the AG has to bring forward swiftly consumer legislation that not just protects the consumers of this territory but also works to protect the business sector from unfair accusations. We’ll now have a process and a mechanism to actually manage the consumer affairs of the territory.”

May 6th, 2018
'We shouldn’t damn somebody’s life for smoking a joint' - Hon Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Decriminalising marijuana in the Virgin Islands (VI) has been a topic voiced by many persons throughout the community especially Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), Minister for Education and Culture, who on numerous occasion called for amendments to the drug laws.



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