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November 13th, 2017
Bills to get 1st, 2nd & 3rd readings in HoA today, Nov 13, 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The public, civil society and the media have long complained that Bills are introduced in the House of Assembly (HoA) without proper explanation by the mover of the bills, public meetings for input from stakeholders and an attempt to explain to the ordinary man and woman how the legislation will improve their lives.

October 24th, 2017
New Ltd Partnership Act 2017; Another VI investment tool

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- The post hurricanes Irma and Maria House of Assembly (HoA) meeting was held on Thursday October 5, 2017 at the home of the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League gymnasium, the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff's Bottom, Tortola.

July 18th, 2017
City Manager awaits legislation to resolve parking issues

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The management of the city of Road Town says it is aggressively moving ahead with plans to address the sore issue of parking throughout Tortola.

July 16th, 2017
Political will needed to address parking issues- Diane L. Drayton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Public Relations Officer of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), Diane L. Drayton has questioned whether the community leaders in the territory have the political will to address the issue of vehicles being parked along the roadways in some communities overnight instead of using their private premises.

July 6th, 2017
Hon Fahie calls for Accountability Legislations

ROAD TOWN Tortola, VI - The long awaited Freedom of Information Act was brought again to the attention of Government by the Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), Leader of the Opposition during Territorial Day celebrations on Friday, June 30, 2017 at the Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall in Road Town.

June 7th, 2017
The plot thickens! Financial Secretary to be stripped of powers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The House of Assembly (HoA) seems to be busy this year with meetings. It will convene again on Tuesday June 13, 2017 in a new session.

April 23rd, 2017
Limit 2nd & 3rd readings of bills the same day- Opposition Leader

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The man who has taken an oath to put the Government’s feet to the fire, to uphold the democratic process and good governance, has made several calls for improvements to the way things are being done in the House of Assembly (HoA).

April 11th, 2017
Medical providers can charge patients whatever they want- Barry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- All medical service providers accepting the state-run National Health Insurance (NHI) Programme continues to rake in huge profits and it has been unearthed that there is no legislation in place to control what they charge patients.

January 12th, 2017
Hon Fahie asks whether Premier had authority to fire Bishop Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A pledge to “strongly lobby” for the passing of a few critical legislations to ensure good governance, the clear definition of each member of the House of Assembly’s power and privileges as stated by the law and not opinion, as well as public forums to be held by Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, are some of the plans for 2017 by the Virgin Islands Party (VIP).

March 11th, 2016
Rules Comm. approves Bill making it difficult to run for USVI office

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Members of the USVI Committee on Rules and Judiciary on Thursday March 10, 2016 favourably forwarded a multitude of bills to the full Senate, among them bill no. 31-0278, that ups the difficulty in running for public office by increasing the number of signatures needed from the flat amount of 50 to 250 for governor, lieutenant governor and delegate to Congress, 200 for senators and 100 for other elected positions.

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