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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.

July 17th, 2017
House of Assembly to meet on August 1, 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While communication from the House of Assembly (HoA) and the Dr Smith-led National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration are most often not forthcoming, many persons thought that the HoA was prorogued for the June-July-August recess.

June 17th, 2017
Flow the main stumbling block to mobile number portability- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN Tortola, VI – The long standing request for mobile number portability in the territory was discussed in the Eighth Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly (HoA) on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by the Opposition Member Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3).

June 14th, 2017
Airport Expansion Project grounded? Gov’t ‘considering next steps’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – During the Eighth Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly (HoA) on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering refused to give details as to why the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport expansion project is not moving forward.

June 13th, 2017
House of Assembly to meet again today June 13, 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While the Virgin Islands’ House of Assembly does not attract great television or radio ratings, the highest law making body will again meet this morning Tuesday June 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM at its Chambers in Road Town, the capital city, and will be broadcast live on both radio and television.

June 12th, 2017
Delta Petroleum's negotiating team on compensation unearthed!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While the government has announced some months ago their negotiation team for the compensation payout to Delta Petroleum (Caribbean Limited) after losing a case at the Virgin Islands’ highest and final court, the United Kingdom based Privy Council, Delta Petroleum (Caribbean) Limited’s team has been unearthed by our newsroom.

June 7th, 2017
Unsolved crimes in VI: ‘Something isn’t right’- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former Leader of the Opposition Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has expressed his frustration about crimes being left unsolved in the Virgin Islands.

June 6th, 2017
More House of Assembly today June 6, 2017 as session continues!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While the public’s interest in the House of Assembly is at an all-time low, as many residents regard it like former legislator and cultural icon Mrs Eileene L. Parsons OBE when she described it as a "circus", the Seventh Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly (HoA) will resume today Tuesday June 6, 2017.

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