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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.

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.

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 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.

March 28th, 2019
Willock wants court action in D4 conundrum

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – New Speaker of the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Julian Willock says that after reading the statement from His Excellency, the Governor Mr. Augustus J. U. Jaspert dated March, 26, 2019—in which the Governor said that there is no need for a By-Election over the seat of District four representative elect, Mark H. Vanterpool—he is moving to court to have the matter resolved expeditiously.

March 28th, 2019
Work with Willock and see how it goes - ‘Masa’ Pemberton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI - Radio and social network personality Ramoamasagana Pemberton aka ‘Masa’ is adding his voice to the conversation surrounding the resignation of Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) member-elect, Mr Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) and the conundrum that followed after he recanted his resignation and demanded to be sworn into the House.

March 26th, 2019
Vanterpool resignation invalid, No By-election – Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI), His Excellency Mr Augustus J.U Jaspert in a release today announced that following legal advice, the resignation tendered by District 4 Representative, Mark H. Vanterpool is invalid and there is no need to call a By-election.

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