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May 18th, 2019
'We are in a constitutional crisis' – Hon Maduro-Caines on D4 Saga

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The current impasse surrounding the District 4 saga that has stricken the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), can ultimately lead to the United Kingdom (UK) stepping in and taking over according to Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6) who further noted that the country is in a 'constitutional crisis' due to the issue.

May 17th, 2019
Protestors seek to have Mark H. Vanterpool sworn in to HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A group of protesters have shown up at the House of Assembly (HoA) requesting that Fourth District Representative-Elect Mr Mark H. Vanterpool be sworn in as a Member of the HoA today, May 17, 2019.

May 15th, 2019
'D4 saga is not about Willock or Vanterpool' - Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – ZBVI 780am ‘Honestly Speaking’ commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline is imploring that the saga surrounding the Fourth District seat of Representative-elect, Mr Mark H. Vanterpool and House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker, Hon Julian Willock is not about the characters involved, rather, it’s a matter of constitutional precedence and the dialogue must continue.

May 9th, 2019
HoA sits Friday May 17, 2019; Business as usual

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 HoA has indicated that until then it will be business as usual.

May 7th, 2019
Speaker Willock moves to Court of Appeal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Speaker of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Honourable Julian Willock today Tuesday, May 7, 2019, filed an appeal on the ruling handed down by Justice Ann-Marie Smith on May 2, 2019, which ordered among other things that HoA Member-elect, Mr Mark H. Vanterpool be sworn into the House.

May 7th, 2019
'No Comments' – Speaker mum after D4 saga defeat

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With Justice Ann-Marie Smith ruling that Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) Member-elect, Mr Mark H. Vanterpool be sworn into the HoA, Speaker Julian Willock remains silent on whether or not he intends to respect the ruling.

May 2nd, 2019
Mark H. Vanterpool ’s resignation letter was invalid- Court rules

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Justice Ann-Marie Smith has ruled that the resignation letter addressed to the Clerk of the House of Assembly (HoA) by Fourth District Representative-Elect Mr Mark H. Vanterpool was invalid and that Mr Vanterpool should be sworn in as an elected Member of the House of Assembly.

May 1st, 2019
Attorney in Vanterpool vs Speaker court battle arrested

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago- Just a day before a final ruling is expected to be made in the High Court of the Virgin Islands regarding the legal battle between Speaker of the Virgin Islands House of Assembly Honourable Julian Willock and Fourth District Representative-Elect Mr Mark H. Vanterpool, one of the attorneys in the case has been arrested.

April 24th, 2019
HoA to continue April 25, 2019; Budget Debate starts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - There will be two days of heated debate when the Second Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) in the Virgin Islands (VI) continues on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 10:00am at the Assembly's Chambers in Road Town, the capital city.

April 23rd, 2019
Mark H. Vanterpool begs Court for more time

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Fourth District Representative-Elect Mark H. Vanterpool, through his lawyer Patrick D. Thompson, has pleaded with the High Court for more time to address the issue of legal costs following his failed attempt for Judicial Review.

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