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May 19th, 2019
UPDATE: No one in HoA can 'direct' Speaker - Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The legal fees incurred in the court battle between Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA) Honourable Julian Willock and Fourth District Representative-Elect Mr Mark H. Vanterpool will be brought to the House of Assembly when the legal issues are completely resolved in the courts.

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 16th, 2019
Premier asked to divulge personal security details @ May 17, 2019 HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) will be asked to release the full details surrounding the hiring of bodyguards and his personal security into the public domain, even as he has been facing assassination threats since becoming Premier of the Virgin Islands (VI).

May 15th, 2019
It's Premier Fahie's turn to face questions on $7.2M failed BVI Airways deal!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Third District Representative, Hon Julian Fraser RA intends to make good on a promise he made during the Tuesday, March 12, 2019 First Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA), by making the Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), 'Tell us where the money for the plane went'.

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 14th, 2019
‘Fast track initiative’ was a 'tough decision' made- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - There is no doubting the popularity and respect that Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) commands among the people in the Virgin Islands; however, he has been receiving criticism from some locals on his ‘fast track’ regularisation programme for non-locals residing in the Territory for 15 years and more.

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.

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