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April 26th, 2018
Opposition Leader objects as Q&A pushed back again in HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - During the Fourth Sitting of the Third Session of the Third House of Assembly (HoA) today, Thursday April 26, 2018, Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), moved a motion to push back the question and answer section on the order of the day to be addressed after the Budget debate.

April 26th, 2018
Tales from Tortola- Part III

Thomas C. Famous

On Monday March 19, 2018 I attended the reading of the [British] Virgin Islands Budget 2018-2019. Having just finished our own budget session in Bermuda, I was interested in witnessing their procedures.

April 23rd, 2018
BVI Airways, tax evasion probe among Opposition's questions @ April 26-27 HoA Sitting!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While it is not certain how many will tune in to the 2018 Budget Debate, as the government is broke and has a shortfall of some $50M, the two-man Opposition has a series of questions.

April 12th, 2018
Tales from Tortola, VI Pt 1

Thomas C. Famous

As I sat on my porch looking out towards Guana Island, I contemplated on my time surrounded by fresh mountain air, fresh Caribbean dishes, friends and tons of family.

April 10th, 2018
Standing Finance Committee continues at HoA Chambers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The House of Assembly’s Standing Finance Committee continues at the Chambers in Road Town, Tortola which began last week. It is also the continuation of the Second Sitting of the Third Session of the Third House of Assembly.

March 30th, 2018
Honourable Members of the HOA of the VI

Thomas C. Famous

Writers note:

On Monday March 19, 2018 I was given the rare and distinct privilege to be invited to sit within the Parliamentary Chambers of the House of Assembly of the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) during their 2018-2019 Budget Statement.

March 26th, 2018
‘Unsatisfactory & disrespectful’ that Members show up late for HoA- Moses-Scatliffe

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was only on March 1, 2018 that Opposition Leader Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) had blasted Members of the House of Assembly for always arriving late for sittings.

March 23rd, 2018
'Do we need to repeat the BVI Airways saga?'- Hon Archibald C. Christian

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Do we need to repeat the BVI Airways saga, where individuals have gone with $7.2M of our money and there is no airline flying? And we waiting for them to tell us what they did with our money? Months ago they were supposed to be flying. Again, I came to this House and I put my neck on the chopping block and supported that initiative, only to find out that there were information that I was never privy to. I stop making decisions without information. I am sorry.”

March 22nd, 2018
Confidential! Dr Smith refuses to reveal UK Framework documents to HoA!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With even the Backbenchers of the National Democratic Party (NDP) left in the dark regarding the documents pertaining to the High Level Framework for UK Support to BVI Recovery, Members of the Opposition have been urging the Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL) to make the documents available to all House of Assembly members so they can get a clear understanding what the Virgin Islands is signing on or has signed on to.

March 19th, 2018
‘I thought my district was catching hell'- Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - During the Second Sitting of the Third Session of the Third House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands on Monday March 19, 2018, Honourable Julian Fraser RA, Third District Representative, lashed out at the Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), for not allocating money to fix roads, especially the road in the Eighth District where visitors have to traverse.



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