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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.

April 11th, 2019
Vanterpool vs HoA Speaker to be heard in High Court April 12, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our newsroom from National Democratic Party (NDP) sources is that the matter brought to the court for a Judicial Review by Mr Mark H. Vanterpool, over the saga between him and House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker Hon Julian Willock regarding his resignation letter, has a court date.

April 9th, 2019
'Drain swamp of NDP' taken out of context - Julio S. Henry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following his controversial comments on the March 26, 2019, edition of ‘Hard Talk’ where Radio Host Julio S. Henry called for the ‘swamp to be drained’ in getting rid of all National Democratic Party (NDP) members from the House of Assembly (HoA), the Tola Radio host is now saying his comments were taking out of context.

April 6th, 2019
“Mark trying to distract us” - Picko Moff on D4 Saga

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With a possible Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government led audit into the $85 million-plus Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park Project (TPP)—which saw cost overruns of at least $40 million—social commentator and radio host, Kaream K. Pickering aka 'Picko Moff' is of the view that former Minister for Communications and Works, Mr Mark H. Vanterpool is now using the D4 saga as a distraction from the real issues.

April 3rd, 2019
‘I am awaiting decision on D4 By-election’ – Luce D. Hodge-Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Luce D. Hodge-Smith, the District 4 candidate under the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) 2019 election slate who lost in her bid to become representative of that area, says that with all the conundrum surrounding Mark H. Vanterpool and the D4 seat, she is awaiting a decision on whether there will be a By-election or not.

April 3rd, 2019
“House Speaker is not to be played with” – Picko Moff

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the April 2, 2019, Second Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands (VI) now history, radio hosts and social commentators—in the Post-Mortem of yesterday’s events—are dissecting a defining moment when House Speaker, Hon Julian Willock shut down opposition inquiries in relation to Mark H. Vanterpool and the empty District 4 seat.

April 2nd, 2019
Vanterpool hauling Speaker to Court; Hearing Date Set

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The saga over the District Four seat of Representative-elect, Mark H. Vanterpool continues with a revelation that he tried to delay today’s April 2, 2019, Second Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) and has taken legal action against the Speaker.

April 2nd, 2019
Speaker nixes Vanterpool inquiry in HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Mark H. Vanterpool—the Candidate to secure the most votes in District Four at the recently held General Elections—was on hand for the sitting of the House of Assembly (HoA) today, April 2, 2019, but was not sworn-in.

March 31st, 2019
“Drain the swamp, get rid of every single NDP” – Julio S. Henry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The recent happenings in the political area of the Virgin Islands (VI) over the seat of District 4 Representative-elect Mark H. Vanterpool is now a hot topic of discussion amongst social commentators and political pundits.

March 29th, 2019
Resident initiates online petition to remove Speaker

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Just days after being sworn in as Speaker of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands (VI), Honourable Julian Willock, has found himself on the wrong end of a petition aimed at ousting him from Office.

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