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July 16th, 2019
Newly sworn in Hon Vanterpool demands to speak ahead of time

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA) Honourable Julian Willock was forced to once again rise to his feet in authority as a Member of the Opposition sought to challenge his decision made on a matter raised.

July 10th, 2019
Mark H. Vanterpool invited to be sworn in to HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Fifth Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 will likely see the swearing in of Fourth District Representative-Elect Mr Mark H. Vanterpool into the HoA.

July 6th, 2019
HoA to meet July 16, 2019! Will Vanterpool be sworn in?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Fifth Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) is scheduled for Tuesday, July 16, 2019 on Tortola, the main island in the Virgin Islands, according to HoA Spokesman Linton V. Leonard.

July 2nd, 2019
Star-studded Bayside Blazers to rep VI in St Maarten

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The [British] Virgin Islands’ (VI) Bayside Blazers Basketball Team will again be representing the territory in the 6th Annual ‘Battle of the Fittest’ Basketball Tournament in Dutch St Maarten from July 14, 2019 to July 20, 2019.

June 24th, 2019
‘Premier’s conscience got the best of him’ – Julio S. Henry on D4 Saga

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker Hon Julian Willock moving on June 17, 2019 asking the Court of Appeal to drop the hearing against Fourth District Representative-Elect, Mr Mark H. Vanterpool, radio host and social commentator Julio S. Henry, in commending the move, has said Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie’s (R1) conscience played a factor in him stepping in as a pacifier.

June 20th, 2019
Speaker Willock discontinues Appeal Case hearing

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following calls from Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) for House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker, Hon Julian Willock to swear-in Fourth District Representative-Elect, Mr Mark H. Vanterpool in the next HoA sitting, the speaker through his law firm Veritas Law, has made moves to bring the issue to an end

June 19th, 2019
Speaker had the right to be 'heard in silence' – Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – “I will not allow the Speaker to silence me,” were the strong words of Opposition Leader Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8), in loud criticisms regarding treatment he received at the June 3, 2019 Fourth Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly, when he accused Speaker Hon Julian Willock of trying to silence the Opposition.

June 19th, 2019
‘Why now?’ - Lorie A. Rymer probes Premier’s intervention into D4 Saga

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Radio show host Mr Lorie A. Rymer, a former Independent Candidate who contested the 2011 Virgin Islands (VI) General Elections for the Ninth District, is questioning what motives lie behind Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) now stepping into the ring as a third party in the Speaker Vs Mark H. Vanterpool Fourth District (D4) saga that has dragged on in a legal battle for over three months.

June 12th, 2019
‘Vanterpool should be paid as D4 Representative-elect' - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Social Commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline says Fourth District (D4) Representative-Elect, Mr Mark H. Vanterpool should be compensated as per recommendations in the Virgin Islands (VI) Constitution 2007, in spite of him not being sworn-in as a Member of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA).

June 11th, 2019
$35,000 budgeted for D4 By-election – SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the matter surrounding the District 4 (D4) seat of Representative-elect, Mr Mark H. Vanterpool and House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker Hon Julian Willock heading to the Court of Appeal for the final decision, the Deputy Governor’s Office has already budgeted for a By-election should the Appeal's Court rule in favour of the HoA.

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