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April 2nd, 2019
Vanterpool hauling Speaker to Court; Hearing Date Set

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The saga over the District Four seat of Representative-elect, Mark H. Vanterpool continues with a revelation that he tried to delay today’s April 2, 2019, Second Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) and has taken legal action against the Speaker.

April 2nd, 2019
Speaker nixes Vanterpool inquiry in HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Mark H. Vanterpool—the Candidate to secure the most votes in District Four at the recently held General Elections—was on hand for the sitting of the House of Assembly (HoA) today, April 2, 2019, but was not sworn-in.

March 29th, 2019
Resident initiates online petition to remove Speaker

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Just days after being sworn in as Speaker of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands (VI), Honourable Julian Willock, has found himself on the wrong end of a petition aimed at ousting him from Office.

March 28th, 2019
Willock wants court action in D4 conundrum

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – New Speaker of the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Julian Willock says that after reading the statement from His Excellency, the Governor Mr. Augustus J. U. Jaspert dated March, 26, 2019—in which the Governor said that there is no need for a By-Election over the seat of District four representative elect, Mark H. Vanterpool—he is moving to court to have the matter resolved expeditiously.

March 28th, 2019
Work with Willock and see how it goes - ‘Masa’ Pemberton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI - Radio and social network personality Ramoamasagana Pemberton aka ‘Masa’ is adding his voice to the conversation surrounding the resignation of Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) member-elect, Mr Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) and the conundrum that followed after he recanted his resignation and demanded to be sworn into the House.

March 27th, 2019
D4 conundrum must be adjudicated in Court—Skelton Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Popular social commentator and host of radio programme, ‘Honestly Speaking,’ Mr Claude O. Skelton Cline, believes the current conundrum facing the House of Assembly (HoA) over the swearing in of a Fourth District Representative, has to be adjudicated by the Judiciary.

March 25th, 2019
Gov informed twice of D4 seat vacancy – Speaker Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – New speaker of the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Julian Willock, in a press release unveiled that he is sticking to his decision with regards to the acceptance of Mark H. Vanterpool’s resignation from the HoA and has taken formal steps to declare that the seat is vacant.

March 23rd, 2019
Who is Genevieve Glatsky? Tabloid reporter attacks VINO & HoA Speaker

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It is Déjà Vu again, as over the past 24 hours, the Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) news centre has been flooded with phone calls over an article written by local tabloid 'The BVI Beacon’ in which one of their rookie reporters, Ms Genevieve Glatsky attacked the number one media house in the Virgin Islands (VI).

March 18th, 2019
‘I am an advocate of free speech’ – Speaker Willock

Road Town, Tortola, VI - New Speaker of the Virgin Islands (VI) Fourth House of Assembly (HoA), Honourable Julian Willock, says the territory has absolutely nothing to fear regarding his ability to be fair and unbiased in the HoA, since he has a history of advocating for free speech and speaking out for the rights of voiceless people.

March 16th, 2019
AG to advise on Vanterpool seat fiasco – Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following Mark H. Vanterpool’s (R4) flip-flopping of his resignation from the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) on March 14, 2019, Governor of the Virgin Islands, His Excellency Augustus J. U. Jaspert aka ‘Gus’ says he is yet to receive formal notice of the vacant District 4 seat and is seeking legal advice on the fiasco.

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