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August 5th, 2020
Current VI constitution is 'disrespectful to the Premier' - Hon Vanterpool

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Fourth District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Mark H. Vanterpool has called the current VI Constitution Order 2007 as disrespectful to the highest democratically elected office, that of the Premier, over its stipulation to have a UK appointed Governor to chair the Cabinet.

August 5th, 2020
Land acquisition by prescription is 'highway robbery'- Hon Fraser

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Senior Opposition Member, Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has called for the House of Assembly (HoA), with the help of the Attorney General, to get rid of 'Land Acquisition by Prescription' from the Virgin Islands, calling the system a legal form of highway robbery.

August 3rd, 2020
Work permit & exemption holders blocked from entering IV

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) as of August 3, 2020, with immediate effect, has moved to restrict entry to the Territory all holders of work permits and work permit exemptions.

August 3rd, 2020
Rev Turnbull praises debates on motion for constitutional review

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Senior Pastor of the Cane Garden Bay (CGB) Baptist Church in Tortola, Dr Melvin A. Turnbull has praised the debates on Virgin Island's upcoming constitutional review, adding that is a step forward for the Territory.

July 31st, 2020
Police Commissioner's post should 'always' be filled by a local' - Hon Maduro-Caines

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Sixth District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6) has called for not only the Governor's seat to be filled by a local but for the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) to also be headed by a Virgin Islander, given that both positions are of national security.

July 30th, 2020
2007 VI constitutional review was 'unfinished business' - Hon Julian Fraser

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Veteran politician and Senior Member of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) said the 2007 Constitutional Review in the Virgin Islands was unfinished business.

July 29th, 2020
'Give us more responsibilities as Jr Ministers'- Hon Flax-Charles

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - During the House of Assembly (HoA) debate on the motion for constitutional reform on July 28, 2020, Territorial At-Large Member and Jr Minister for Trade and Economic Development, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) has called for more responsibilities to be added to the two Jr Minister posts.

July 29th, 2020
Independence a dangerous thing; VI seeking more autonomy - Hon Wheatley

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Constitutional reform in the Virgin Islands (VI) is aimed at better self-governance and not independence, according to Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) who called independence a danger to the VI.

July 28th, 2020
'Discriminatory that some Belongers cannot run for office' - Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Fourth District Representative and Virgin Islands Belonger, Hon Mark H. Vanterpool says it remains discriminatory that, according to the Virgin Islands Consitution, Order 2007, some Belongers have been disenfranchised from running for office in the Territory.

July 28th, 2020
Governor's Office a 'symbol of discrimination & injustice' to VIslanders - Premier

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has reiterated his calls for a Virgin Islander to be holding the post of Governor instead of a UK appointed native.


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