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May 7th, 2019
'No Comments' – Speaker mum after D4 saga defeat

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With Justice Ann-Marie Smith ruling that Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) Member-elect, Mr Mark H. Vanterpool be sworn into the HoA, Speaker Julian Willock remains silent on whether or not he intends to respect the ruling.

May 2nd, 2019
Mark H. Vanterpool ’s resignation letter was invalid- Court rules

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Justice Ann-Marie Smith has ruled that the resignation letter addressed to the Clerk of the House of Assembly (HoA) by Fourth District Representative-Elect Mr Mark H. Vanterpool was invalid and that Mr Vanterpool should be sworn in as an elected Member of the House of Assembly.

May 1st, 2019
Attorney in Vanterpool vs Speaker court battle arrested

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago- Just a day before a final ruling is expected to be made in the High Court of the Virgin Islands regarding the legal battle between Speaker of the Virgin Islands House of Assembly Honourable Julian Willock and Fourth District Representative-Elect Mr Mark H. Vanterpool, one of the attorneys in the case has been arrested.

April 23rd, 2019
Mark H. Vanterpool begs Court for more time

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Fourth District Representative-Elect Mark H. Vanterpool, through his lawyer Patrick D. Thompson, has pleaded with the High Court for more time to address the issue of legal costs following his failed attempt for Judicial Review.

April 20th, 2019
Vanterpool may be mentally ill - Edmund G. Maduro on D4 Saga

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI – With the District 4 saga surrounding the resignation of Representative-elect Mark H. Vanterpool and Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker, Hon Julian Willock currently before the High Court, former talk show host Mr Edmund G. Maduro is adding his voice to the conversation.

April 17th, 2019
Court can’t force HoA to abide by ruling – Skelton-Cline

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI - Outspoken Social commentator and man of the cloth, Pastor Claude O. Skelton-Cline says that in the District 4 Saga with Mark H. Vanterpool and House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker, Hon Julian Willock, even as the matter is currently before the High Court, the court still cannot force the HoA to abide by its ruling.

April 15th, 2019
D4 Saga: Speaker’s Attorney hits back at AG in Court

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the heat in the saga of the Virgin Islands (VI) District 4, House of Assembly (HoA) seat gets hotter, House Speaker Hon Julian Willock’s Attorney, Anand Ramlogan, SC, said the court should allow the HoA to address the issue of Mark H. Vanterpool’s resignation if the court agrees with the submissions made by the Attorney General (AG), Baba F. Aziz, that the House was capable of dealing with the matter.

April 13th, 2019
Knockout punch for Vanterpool as Judicial Review dismissed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Justice Ann Marie-Smith has rejected Mark H. Vanterpool's application seeking leave for a judicial review over House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker, Hon Julian Willock’s refusal to swear him in as Fourth District representative in the HoA.

April 12th, 2019
Vanterpool Vs HoA Speaker in High Court resumes today, April 13, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the hearing of Mark H. Vanterpool’s request for a Judicial Review into House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker, Hon Julian Willock’s refusal to swear him into the District 4 seat commencing yesterday, April 12, 2019, the case will continue today, Saturday, April 13, 2019.

April 12th, 2019
Vanterpool, Speaker hire lawyers for Judicial Review

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Initially set for 9:30 am today April 12, 2019, the Judicial Review over the saga surrounding House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker, Hon Julian Willock and District 4 Representative-Elect, Mark H. Vanterpool—over the D4 seat—has been delayed until 11:00 am because both sides were arguing on some procedural arrangements.

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