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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.

March 16th, 2018
UPDATE: Premier Smith ignores ‘transparency’ request of Opposition Leader

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Luckily Opposition Leader Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) wasn’t holding his breath waiting for Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) to honour his request to produce every correspondence between the Virgin Islands (VI) and the United Kingdom (UK) Governments on the Territory’s recovery plan since November 2017.

March 15th, 2018
'Members of HoA behave like street boys & girls' - Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Opposition Member Honourable Julian Fraser RA, has chastised the members of the House of Assembly (HoA) for scheduling other functions during the same time as HoA sittings, which he described as “disrespectful”.

March 15th, 2018
2018 Budget Speech abruptly postponed; Moved to March 19!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a last minute move that shocked some in the political class, the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government announced late last night that the 2018 Budget Speech that was scheduled to be delivered today Thursday March 15, 2018 by the Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) has been scrapped.

March 14th, 2018
Gov't exploring medical marijuana as 'revenue generator'- Dr Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The controversial topic about whether the Virgin Islands (VI) should legalise marijuana came to the fore during the House of Assembly (HoA) on Thursday, March 8, 2018 when Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, stated that the government is looking into medical marijuana as a possible revenue for the VI.

March 12th, 2018
House of Assembly resumes March 15, 2018; It’s Budget Day

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite loud calls from his own front and back bench elected members and a letter written by National Democratic Party (NDP) spokeswoman and former legislator Eileene L. Parsons OBE for the Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) to give up the finance portfolio because of the Territory’s grave financial situation, Dr Smith still maintains the title.

March 12th, 2018
'Things are bad; House of Assembly needs medicine' - Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - During the continuation of the First Sitting of the Third Session of House of Assembly (HoA) on Thursday, March 8, 2018, Honourable Julian Fraser RA, Third District Representative, lashed out at the organisers of the official funeral for the late Omar W. Hodge for not including Sixth District Representative, Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6) on the programme to speak.

March 9th, 2018
Is Dr Pickering to take blame for food shortages post hurricanes 2017? - Hon Fahie asks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Honourable Andrew A. Fahie, Opposition Leader and First District Representative, grilled Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resource and Labour, on whether he feels it was his fault that the territory experienced food shortages following the hurricanes of September 2017.

March 2nd, 2018
'Why are expatriates being asked to leave?'- Hon Fahie to Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –“ If persons that are here are leaving because they have completed their task and they are looking work and then told that they don’t have work now based on how things went with Irma and they have been here for years and we know them. Why are we bringing in more than we put out to come to get work, isn’t something wrong with that formula?”

March 1st, 2018
'HoA Members are always late' -Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - During the First Sitting of the Third Session of the Third House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at its chambers in Road Town, Tortola, Opposition Leader and First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie accused Members of the House for always arriving late for sittings.



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