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July 1st, 2020
VI 'Medicinal Cannabis Licensing Act 2020' passes in HoA

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Having its third and final reading at around 22:30hrs yesterday, Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA), the controversial VI 'Medicinal Cannabis Licensing Act, 2020' was passed with amendments.

June 30th, 2020
Opposition wants to ‘micromanage’ government- Premier Fahie

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, led by Opposition Leader Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) wants to micromanage the Government of the Virgin Islands; however, it will not happen under his watch.

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 26th, 2020
'Release persons imprisoned for cannabis possession'- Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Legislators of the House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands are in the process of debating the bill known as the Cannabis Licensing Act, 2020, which is geared towards legalising cannabis for medicinal purposes only in the Territory.

June 25th, 2020
PHOTO of the Day: Battle between Premier & Opposition Leader spills on to basketball court!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- They have sparred many times in the House of Assembly (HoA) but on Saturday, June 20, 2020, Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and Opposition Leader, Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) found themselves doing battle on the basketball court at the King of the Courts Championships at Multi-Purpose Sports Complex.

June 18th, 2020
'Illegal gambling is already taking place in BVI' - Premier Fahie

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Amidst criticism from religious groups and Opposition Members, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says "beyond the shadow of a doubt," there is a need to move forward with gambling legislation, and introduce regulated gambling in the Territory.

June 11th, 2020
SSB under the microscope @ HoA sitting today, June 11, 2020

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Ever since the Social Security Board (SSB) gave the Government of the Virgin Islands a $40 million grant for its economic stimulus plan, the SSB has been under scrutiny. That scrutiny is scheduled to continue when the House of Assembly (HoA) convenes today, June 11, 2020, at Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff's Bottom, Tortola.

June 10th, 2020
Many ineligible for COVID-19 assistance for not paying SS & NHI- Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9), who has responsibility for Social Security, said many persons did not meet the eligibility criteria for government assistance because their contributions to Social Security, National Health Insurance (NHI) and Inland Revenue were lagging behind.

June 9th, 2020
VI must beware of the 'Amazons' of the world- Hon Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Ahead of the passing of the Virgin Islands 'Consumer Protection Act, 2020' last evening June 8, 2020, in the House of Assembly (HoA), Opposition Leader Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) urged legislators to advance Fair-trade legislation with the aim of protecting local businesses.

June 8th, 2020
VI 'Consumer Protection Act, 2020' passes in HoA

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - The long-awaited Virgin Islands 'Consumer Protection Act, 2020' was passed tonight, June 8, 2020, with amendments in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) held at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff's Bottom, Tortola.

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