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June 26th, 2019
Six past legislators to be honoured on Territory Day

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Six past legislators will be honoured and their contributions toward the Virgin Islands legislative history highlighted when the territory observes its annual Territory Day On July 1, 2019.

June 25th, 2019
EPE pass mark adjusted to 'align with school standards’ - Hon Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr The Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) in an official statement today, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, moved to provide context and a rationale behind his decision to lower the pass requirement of the Exit Proficiency Examination (EPE) in the territory, adding that the move comes not with an aim to lower the quality of education but rather to align the exam to the standards set by the school.

June 24th, 2019
‘Premier’s conscience got the best of him’ – Julio S. Henry on D4 Saga

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker Hon Julian Willock moving on June 17, 2019 asking the Court of Appeal to drop the hearing against Fourth District Representative-Elect, Mr Mark H. Vanterpool, radio host and social commentator Julio S. Henry, in commending the move, has said Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie’s (R1) conscience played a factor in him stepping in as a pacifier.

June 20th, 2019
Speaker Willock discontinues Appeal Case hearing

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following calls from Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) for House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker, Hon Julian Willock to swear-in Fourth District Representative-Elect, Mr Mark H. Vanterpool in the next HoA sitting, the speaker through his law firm Veritas Law, has made moves to bring the issue to an end

June 19th, 2019
Speaker had the right to be 'heard in silence' – Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – “I will not allow the Speaker to silence me,” were the strong words of Opposition Leader Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8), in loud criticisms regarding treatment he received at the June 3, 2019 Fourth Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly, when he accused Speaker Hon Julian Willock of trying to silence the Opposition.

June 19th, 2019
‘Why now?’ - Lorie A. Rymer probes Premier’s intervention into D4 Saga

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Radio show host Mr Lorie A. Rymer, a former Independent Candidate who contested the 2011 Virgin Islands (VI) General Elections for the Ninth District, is questioning what motives lie behind Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) now stepping into the ring as a third party in the Speaker Vs Mark H. Vanterpool Fourth District (D4) saga that has dragged on in a legal battle for over three months.

June 17th, 2019
2019 VI elections campaign was the ‘most aggressive’- EOM Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The final report of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) British Islands and Mediterranean Region (BIMR) Election Observation Mission (EOM), now available online, has made seventeen (17) recommendations to improve the electoral process and conduct in the Virgin Islands.

June 17th, 2019
‘He didn’t give a damn!’ - Investor says Dr Smith killed Prospect Reef project

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With Dolphin Discovery and Prospect Reef now abandoned and in complete ruins as another symbol of the National Democratic Party’s (NDP) failure to the People of the Virgin Islands (VI), investors have now come forward with damning allegations regarding the role previous Premier, Dr. D Orlando Smith played in bringing the project to a halt.

June 16th, 2019
Performance appraisals waived for increment payments - Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) revealing that the current hold up of the long overdue public servant increment payments is due to the Deputy Governor’s Office, the Premier also noted that no performance appraisals will be done with the release of the funds.

June 14th, 2019
'Deputy Gov’s Office holding up increment payments' – Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says the government has done its part regarding making funds available for the payment of the long overdue increments to civil servants and it is now for the Human Resources (HR) Department of the Deputy Governor’s Office to announce a date and release the funds.

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