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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 3rd, 2020
'It's our money working for us'- Premier on SSB grant for stimulus plan

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Amidst concerns from Opposition Leader Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) that money from the Social Security Board (SSB) is being used in the Government's COVID-19 stimulus package, Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said the money is the people's money and it will be put to work for them.

June 2nd, 2020
Hon Penn 'trying to taint & block legitimate assistance' to people - Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9), who also has oversight for Social Security in the Virgin Islands, has fired back at Opposition Leader, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) for questioning how the Government was able to source money from the Social Security Board (SSB) to fund its $62.9M COVID-19 economic stimulus plan.

June 2nd, 2020
SSB funding into Stimulus Plan must be explained - Hon Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has called on Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) to bring clarity on how money from the Social Security Board (SSB) is being sourced in the Government's COVID-19 economic stimulus plan.

May 27th, 2020
‘Nail it now!'- Hon Fraser says Gov't should look into landlord woes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Senior Opposition Member, Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has called on the Andrew A. Fahie (R1) government to seriously address landlord and tenant relations over rent due, as the Territory continues to experience the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 26th, 2020
'Curfew impeding local businesses'- Opposition Leader

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has been busy at the wheels steering the Territory through unchartered waters in this global coronavirus pandemic, the Leader of the Opposition, Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) has been taking the opportunity to throw his punches.

May 25th, 2020
‘I don’t understand the reluctance to touch the reserves’- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Senior Opposition Member, Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has said he does not understand the reluctance of the Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led administration to touch the Reserve Fund and create a COVID-19 economic package.

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 20th, 2020
Opposition snubbed meetings to provide updates on District needs- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the Opposition has been coming to the media as truly caring for the people and portraying to have all the answers in this global coronavirus pandemic, while accusing the Government of shutting them out, it has been revealed that they absented themselves from several meetings that provided them opportunities to give feedback on the needs of their districts as elected representatives.

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.

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