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June 12th, 2018
Hon Ronnie W. Skelton launches bid for NDP Presidency

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), has formally thrown his proverbial ‘hat in the ring,’ to challenge and replace 73 year-old Premier, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), as President of the National Democratic Party (NDP) at the upcoming Delegates’ Convention, on June 23, 2018.

May 9th, 2018
Residents tired of empty promises for consumer protection bill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “We are at the point where it is in the Attorney General’s hands now, where the AG has to bring forward swiftly consumer legislation that not just protects the consumers of this territory but also works to protect the business sector from unfair accusations. We’ll now have a process and a mechanism to actually manage the consumer affairs of the territory.”

May 2nd, 2018
'It's unacceptable that Gov't workers are still unpaid after hurricane cleanup' - Hon Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - During the Fourth Sitting of the Third Session of the Third House of Assembly (HoA) on Friday April 27, 2018, Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8), Junior Minister for Trade and Investment Promotion, told the members of the House that it is “unacceptable” that workers are still not paid for services rendered following the hurricanes of September 2017.

April 9th, 2018
Hon Marlon A. Penn blames poor internet on liberalisation of telecoms

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands was ranked by a British report last year as having one of the worst and most expensive internet services on earth.

March 24th, 2018
'We failed in our responsibilities as legislators' - Hon Marlon A. Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8), Junior Minister for Trade and Investment Promotion, has joined other members of the National Democratic Party (NDP) and the Opposition in not supporting the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Act 2018, while calling for a bill that will benefit the people of the territory.

March 16th, 2018
‘Trade licenses for Non-Belongers typically go to Premier for approval’ - Hon Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Opposition Leader Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), expressing concern that a significant number of trade licenses were approved for Non-Belongers in certain sectors that should typically be reserved for locals, wanted to know during the First Sitting of the Third Session of the Third House of Assembly (HoA) on March 8, 2018 who is responsible for approving those licenses.

January 21st, 2018
Consumer Protection Bill to reach HoA before 2018 ends- Hon Marlon A. Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Junior Minister for Trade and Investment Promotion, Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) has assured that the long anticipated Consumer Protection Bill will be taken before Cabinet soon.

November 12th, 2017
‘I am not just going to toe the party line’- Hon Marlon A. Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- There is more evidence that all is not well inside the National Democratic Party (NDP) camp- the ruling political party in the Virgin Islands.

November 2nd, 2017
Rebel NDP Backbenchers hold their own public meetings

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In the Westminster form of Government, one of the principles that hold it together is party discipline.

September 29th, 2017
VI building codes to be reviewed following Hurricane Irma

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following the Category 5 hurricane on September 6, 2017 that lifted roofs from the homes of pastors to politicians to building contractors, the Virgin Islands will be reviewing its building codes.

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