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January 7th, 2018
Late Legislator Hodge to lie in state January 17, 2018; Rush on to repair HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It took the passing of a legislator it seems for the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government and the Deputy Governor’s Office to pay some attention to the repairing of the House of Assembly (HoA) Chambers.

December 30th, 2017
Help people in 'a meaningful way' to get back in a place to live- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Member of the Opposition and former Minister of Government Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) has urged the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government to do more to reach out to home owners and families that would require direct government intervention in order to sustain themselves.

December 24th, 2017
Duty free list extended to end of March 2018

ROAD TOWN Tortola VI - Persons residing and conducting business in the Virgin Islands have had their plea answered as it relates to being given more time to import certain products duty free in order to get their lives back to normalcy following the losses and damages suffered when the territory was hit by storms and hurricanes this year.

December 15th, 2017
27 cold cases in VI since 2000; The killers are all around us- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - On the eve of the funeral for Trinity Azaria Thomas, the 11 year old girl who was gunned down, along with Franklyn E. Penn Jr, 41, on November 22, 2017, Opposition Member Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) continued to advocate for justice for all unsolved murders in the territory, dating back as far as 2000.

December 14th, 2017
Laughs! Did Minister for Communications ‘fly away with BVI Airways?’- Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a light moment this morning December 14, 2017 at the Twelfth Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly (HoA), Leader of the Opposition Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) had both the public and some elected members laughing over his comments.

December 13th, 2017
Uppercut! Hon Ronnie W. Skelton should lead Finance- Hon Turnbull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- He may be a first termer but he can throw a solid punch it has turned out, as Second District Representative and National Democratic Party (NDP) Backbencher Hon Melvin M. Turnbull stood up to his boss, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), in the House of Assembly (HoA) moments ago, December 13, 2017, virtually telling him he was unfit to be the Minister of Finance.

December 12th, 2017
UPDATE: Limited Partnership Act 2017 still not passed; HoA continues tomorrow

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA) has still not been able to pass the Limited Partnership Act 2017.

November 24th, 2017
UPDATE: Micro Business Companies Bill 2017 finally passed!

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI- After almost three days of debate and House Committee deliberations, the Micro Business Companies Act 2017 was today November 24, 2017 passed in the House of Assembly (HoA).

November 14th, 2017
Dr Smith flip-flops on public servants’ layoffs in answer to HoA question!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was our newsroom that first and accurately reported on October 20, 2017 that the ruling National Democratic Party of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) was discussing reducing the civil service.

November 10th, 2017
No Consumer Protection Bill! Opposition questions NDP being AWOL after Irma

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The long-awaited Consumer Protection Bill will not be on the Order Paper come Monday November 13, 2017 at the Eleventh Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly.





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