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July 1st, 2020
VI 'Medicinal Cannabis Licensing Act 2020' passes in HoA

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Having its third and final reading at around 22:30hrs yesterday, Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA), the controversial VI 'Medicinal Cannabis Licensing Act, 2020' was passed with amendments.

June 30th, 2020
'Completely false!'- Governor denies probing Skelton-Cline's Gov't contract

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI), His Excellency, Augustus J.U. Jaspert has denied allegations he is probing the Government contracts issued to outspoken radio commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline, with the aim of silencing him.

June 29th, 2020
Hon Penn fears VI becoming 'Sodom & Gomorrah'

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Opposition Leader, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has raised concerns over the rate at which the Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led Government is passing controversial laws, noting that he does not want the Territory to become like the Biblical 'Sodom and Gomorrah'.

June 27th, 2020
Governor asked to correct 'inaccurate & erroneous' statements against HoA

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI), His Excellency Augustus J.U. Jaspert is under more fire, this time, over statements he made that the House of Assembly (HoA) discussed a report that was the subject of a criminal investigation.

June 27th, 2020
'I have no interest in Gov't coffers'- Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Fourth District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) says there are forces working against the Leaders of the VI, convincing the people that they are inferior and that the territory is incapable of leading itself.

June 27th, 2020
Greater citizen power or greater autonomy

By Dickson C. Igwe

In a world ruled by superpowers, small countries controlled by the agendas of powerful states like these Majestic Virgin Islands must aim for greater power for their peoples within the crucible of that global power play.

June 26th, 2020
'I will not be bullied!' Skelton-Cline accuses Governor of probing his Gov't contract

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - In explosive allegation towards a Sitting Governor from a private citizen, outspoken ZBVI 780 AM 'Honestly Speaking' radio host, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has accused H.E. Augustus J.U. Jaspert of investigating him and his consultancy contract with the aim of silencing him.

June 25th, 2020
Hon Vanterpool slams Governor for trying to intimidate VI Premier

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Fourth District Representative in the House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Mark H. Vanterpool has accused the sitting Governor, H.E. Augustus J.U. Jaspert, along with past Governors, of what he called 'intimidation' of the democratically elected Premier of the Virgin Islands to lead the Territory, according to the mandate of the people.

June 25th, 2020
HoA had no clue $8M for EE/LL Sewerage Project was redirected- Hon Fahie

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has reiterated that the then National Democratic Party (NDP) Government illegally diverted monies from other vital projects to fund the development of Tortola Pier Park Project in 2015.

June 24th, 2020
‘I don’t have a clue!’ about $1.5M unpaid debt - Hon Vanterpool

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Former Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) said he has no clue about the over $1.5M unpaid debt left mostly at the Works Ministry by the former National Democratic Party (NDP) government.

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