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March 16th, 2019
AG to advise on Vanterpool seat fiasco – Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following Mark H. Vanterpool’s (R4) flip-flopping of his resignation from the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) on March 14, 2019, Governor of the Virgin Islands, His Excellency Augustus J. U. Jaspert aka ‘Gus’ says he is yet to receive formal notice of the vacant District 4 seat and is seeking legal advice on the fiasco.

March 14th, 2019
Mark H. Vanterpool recants resignation, ask to be sworn into HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Fourth Electoral District, Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) has today, March 14, 2019, recanted his resignation from the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) citing incorrect resignation procedure, while noting that the people of his district have encouraged him to continue being their representative.

March 12th, 2019
Julian Willock sworn in as new HoA Speaker

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Businessman, former Permanent Secretary and son of the soil, Mr Julian Willock was this morning, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, sworn in as the new House Speaker of the Virgin Islands (VI) during the First Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Road Town, Tortola.

March 10th, 2019
No recounts in D2 & D6; VIP accepts loss

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Word was circulating that following the 2019 election results and the defeat of two Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidates in Districts 2 and 6, they had requested and were pursuing recounts.

March 7th, 2019
D4 By-Election looms; Walwyn to make a comeback?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Mark H. Vanterpool dropped a bombshell when he announced on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, that he had resigned from his elective post a week after being re-elected to the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA).

March 6th, 2019
All Gov’t Ministers to serve as Deputy Premier; Dr Wheatley appointed first

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After much speculation as to who would be appointed the Deputy Premier's position in the new Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government, Premier Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) today, March 6, 2019, announced that every minister in his government will get the opportunity to serve as Deputy Premier on a rotational basis, starting with the appointment of Dr Natalio D. Wheatley (R7).

March 5th, 2019
Mark H. Vanterpool resigns from VI Politics

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Information reaching our news centre is that prominent member of the Hon Myron V. Walwyn led National Democratic Party (NDP 1) Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) has resigned from active politics in the Virgin Islands (V) effective today, Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

March 4th, 2019
Business Community, UK happy with VI election outcome!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) His Excellency, Augustus J. U Jaspert told our news centre on Friday, March 1, 2019, that the British Government was happy that “democracy worked in the Territory.”

March 4th, 2019
“I will continue to serve you” – NDP’s Myron V. Walwyn

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP 1) Mr Myron V. Walwyn, who lost his At-Large seat during the February 25, 2019, General Elections in the Virgin Islands (VI), told his supporters that for him, the fight is not over.

March 2nd, 2019
'2019 election season the worst' - NDP’s Marlon A. Penn

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI - The National Democratic Party (NDP 1) has conceded their defeat at the February 25, 2019 polls against the Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led Virgin Islands Party (VIP) in the Virgin Islands (VI).

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