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July 3rd, 2020
Companies not paying NHI should 'stop taking it out pay cheques' - Hon Turnbull

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Calling for the National Health Insurance (NHI) programme, controversially implemented in 2016, to be funded properly for it to work for the people of the Virgin Islands (VI), Second District Representative and Opposition Member, Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull said some local companies continue to deduct monies from employees' salaries; however, they do not pay over the funds.

June 29th, 2020
Hon Penn fears VI becoming 'Sodom & Gomorrah'

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Opposition Leader, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has raised concerns over the rate at which the Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led Government is passing controversial laws, noting that he does not want the Territory to become like the Biblical 'Sodom and Gomorrah'.

June 5th, 2020
While report is late 'it is here'- Hon Penn on motion against Governor

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - The question of whether the Territory has an effective 'tri-party' Opposition that is united and trusting of each other may have been answered when Opposition Leader, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) said he was unaware that Senior Opposition Member, Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) was bringing a motion to the House of Assembly (HoA) to reprimand the Governor.

June 4th, 2020
'I heard me & Fraser looking to put licks on Governor'- Hon Turnbull

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Second District Representative, Hon Melvin M. Turnbull said he only seconded a motion moved by Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) to reprimand the Governor, His Excellency Augustus J.U. Jaspert, to 'get an understanding,' of where it was going.

June 3rd, 2020
HoA resumes @ 2:00pm today with debate of motion against Gov Jaspert

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - The highly anticipated Eighth Sitting of the Second Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) will re-convene at 2:00 pm this afternoon, June 3, 2020, at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff's Bottom, Tortola, where the motion moved by Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) to reprimand the Governor over his handling of the BVI Airways Audit Report will be debated.

May 27th, 2020
'Stimulate businesses instead'- Hon Turnbull says no cash handouts to citizens

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Calling the opportunity a 'low hanging fruit' to boost the economy, Opposition Member, Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) aka 'Mitch' says he is against a COVID-19 stimulus package plan where cash is put directly into the hands of citizens rather than businesses.

May 21st, 2020
Majority in Opposition helped to constrain VI finances - Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says even as the Virgin Islands' (VI) Opposition Members tout their own 'COVID-19 Strategic Economic Recovery Plan', the majority of the members helped to create constraints in accessing financial resources for the Territory.

May 18th, 2020
Opposition lays down 'COVID-19 Strategic Economic Recovery Plan'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8), on behalf of Opposition Members Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3), Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) and Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2), has released to the media a detailed economic recovery plan for the Territory, which it also plans to disseminate to the general public in the coming days.

April 20th, 2020
Opposition slams 7% fee on money transfers

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Having its First, Second and Third Readings at the Friday, April 17, 2020, Seventh Sitting of the Second session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA), the 'Financing and Money Services (Amendment) Act, 2020' has now been passed amidst brutal Opposition criticism.

March 31st, 2020
We cannot take info on COVID-19 'lightly'- Hon Melvin M. Turnbull

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Second District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) says amidst the global pandemic over the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), God is still in control and the Virgin Islands (VI) should not take lightly the amount of information and resources available about the virus.

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