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March 29th, 2019
Resident initiates online petition to remove Speaker

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Just days after being sworn in as Speaker of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands (VI), Honourable Julian Willock, has found himself on the wrong end of a petition aimed at ousting him from Office.

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 27th, 2019
Gov’t inks MoU aimed at protecting environment

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The protection of the Territory’s environment will take centre stage with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) and the Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) on March 18, 2019, last.

March 27th, 2019
D4 conundrum must be adjudicated in Court—Skelton Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Popular social commentator and host of radio programme, ‘Honestly Speaking,’ Mr Claude O. Skelton Cline, believes the current conundrum facing the House of Assembly (HoA) over the swearing in of a Fourth District Representative, has to be adjudicated by the Judiciary.

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.

March 26th, 2019
Premier & Opposition Leader in Antigua for Justice Redhead funeral

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Territory is represented today Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Antigua for the funeral services of the late retired Justice Albert J. Redhead formerly of Grenville Vale, St. George, Grenada who resided in Antigua & Barbuda.

March 25th, 2019
Gov informed twice of D4 seat vacancy – Speaker Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – New speaker of the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Julian Willock, in a press release unveiled that he is sticking to his decision with regards to the acceptance of Mark H. Vanterpool’s resignation from the HoA and has taken formal steps to declare that the seat is vacant.

March 25th, 2019
Hon Fahie unanimously re-elected VIP Chairman, Lemuel L. Smith is President

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - According to the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Constitution, after each general election the party congress must elect a new Executive Body including the Chairman of the Party.

March 25th, 2019
We need to ready ourselves against UK pressure- Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Outspoken social commentator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline who hosts the popular ‘Honestly Speaking’ radio show on ZBVI 780 am, says it is imperative that the Virgin Islands (VI) get itself ready to defend against heightening pressure from those in the United Kingdom (UK) Parliament seeking to impose policies on the territory.

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