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November 13th, 2019
Opposition accuses Hon Fahie led Gov't of Nepotism & Cronyism

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The VI Opposition, led by Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8), has accused the Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Administration of marginalising Virgin Islanders out of top government jobs, issuing consultancies to party loyalists and victimising its outspoken critics; however, was hesitant to provide proof.

November 12th, 2019
Legislators reflect on passing of Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following the tragic news of the passing of the Virgin Islands' first Premier and Member Emeritus of the House of Assembly (HoA), Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal, OBE yesterday, November 11, 2019, tributes have begun to flow from members of the HoA.

November 4th, 2019
Elections staff receive $19k honorarium for overtime

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the February 25, 2019, General Elections in the Virgin Islands long gone, Cabinet has made moves to officially reward elections staff for extra hours put in to make the day a success.

October 22nd, 2019
'BVI not a begging society'- NDP Gov't told UK while refusing aid

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has detailed a shocking tale as told by United Kingdom (UK) officials on how the former Dr D. Orlando Smith led National Democratic Party (NDP) administration allegedly refused international help in the height of suffering following the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017.

October 22nd, 2019
Homeless person takes up residence @ The Stickett

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI- The Stickett in Long Look, on the main island of Tortola, has become more than just a meeting place and a fancy piece of architecture, as a homeless man has since taken up residence there.

October 16th, 2019
Hon Penn wants proof NDP Gov’t refused UK grants after Irma

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Leader of the Opposition and member of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) is not taking lightly to statements made by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) that the previous NDP Government refused offer of grants from the United Kingdom (UK) following the devastation of the territory by Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017.

September 23rd, 2019
‘Stop the PR, move on with nation building’ – Hon Marlon A. Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Those in opposition of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) led government have alleged that the first six months of the present administration has been based mainly on public relations and have called on government to move on to nation building.

September 12th, 2019
VI's 'back & forth' with UK Gov’t concerning- Opposition

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8), has chided the government’s ‘back and forth’ approach with the United Kingdom (UK) on policies, noting that the territory ought to be maintaining its relationship with the Crown.

September 11th, 2019
'It's a slippery slope'- Hon Penn on HoA exemptions for Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Opposition Leader Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has called “a slippery slope” the renewal of state contracts to companies connected to Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) while calling for more transparency in the House of Assembly (HoA) as it relates to members of the Executive receiving government contracts.

August 13th, 2019
Financial performance of August Festivals to be released soon - Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The economic performance of the 2019 August emancipation festivals including expenditure will be released as soon as the financial report is available, this is according to Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr The Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), speaking to this news website.

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