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August 9th, 2019
'We thrive on negativity' – Hon Turnbull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Lone Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) Opposition Member of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly, Hon Melvin M. Turnbull aka ‘Mitch’ said he has noticed a pattern in the territory where people thrive on negativity.

August 5th, 2019
‘Gov’t can’t account for uncollected revenues’- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has revealed that the Ministry of Finance is unable to account for the territory’s uncollected revenues brought forward from previous years as a result of an error with the current accounting software at his Ministry.

August 3rd, 2019
Child sexual abuse fueling VI's social ills - Hon Turnbull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the proposed Computer Misuse & Cyber Crime Amendment Act 2019 heading to a Select Committee of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) ahead of its third and final reading, Second District Representative Hon Melvin M. Turnbull aka 'Mitch' says he supports all increases in penalties for sexual crimes against minors.

June 10th, 2019
Only 2 lifeguards on duty in VI- SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The issue of having sufficient lifeguards at beaches across the territory continues to be a challenge as it was revealed during the Deliberations for Standing Finance Committee (SFC) to examine the Draft Estimates for 2019 in April that only two lifeguards are on duty in the Virgin Islands.

June 6th, 2019
Premier chides Opposition as ‘Weak & Cowardly’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the Immigration and Passport (Amendment) Act 2019, passed in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA) and paving the way for immigration reform under the Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) ‘fast track’ initiative, the Premier cites as ‘disappointing’ the conduction of the Opposition at Monday’s June 3, 2019, Fourth Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth HoA.

May 31st, 2019
'I am the most qualified in HoA to speak about issues of God- Hon Turnbull

EAST END, Tortola, VI- The four Members of the Opposition of the House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands (HoA) have joined forces with a section of persons of the territory to force the hands of Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) to again remove from the Order Paper the 2nd and 3rd readings of the Immigration and Passport (Amendment) Act, 2019.

May 31st, 2019
‘Put immigration issue to rest for a while’– Hon Maduro-Caines

EAST END/LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI - Sixth District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines has finally broken her silence regarding the Virgin Islands Party’s (VIP) ‘Clear path to regularisation: Residency and Belonger Status Programme,’ led by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

May 26th, 2019
‘There is no clear understanding’ - Mitch on ‘Fast Track’ initiative

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Former National Democratic Party (NDP) backbencher, Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) aka ‘Mitch’, who is the lone winner in the Ronnie W. Skelton led Progressives Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) party during the 2019 election season, is adding his voice to the conversation surrounding immigration reform in the Virgin Islands (VI).

May 24th, 2019
Opposition under fire for silence on ‘Fast Track' initiative

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Opposition Members of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) came under fire for their silence over not making their constituents aware that the Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led Virgin Islands Party (VIP) administration had planned to grant residency and Belonger status to unregulated immigrants by the end of June 2019.

May 1st, 2019
Tourism product being destroyed by 'greed'- Hon Melvin M. Turnbull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The issue of some business taking the liberty of encroaching on beaches in the Territory is becoming one of much concern and authorities are being admonished to act before it becomes out of control.

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