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August 10th, 2019
Cybercrime penalties ‘too excessive’ – Hon Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With stiffer proposed penalties for violations under the upcoming Computer Misuse and Cyber Crime Amendment Act 2019, Fourth District representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Mark H. Vanterpool says legislators have to be careful that the penalties in new legislations are not too excessive.

August 9th, 2019
'We thrive on negativity' – Hon Turnbull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Lone Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) Opposition Member of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly, Hon Melvin M. Turnbull aka ‘Mitch’ said he has noticed a pattern in the territory where people thrive on negativity.

August 9th, 2019
Hon Fraser criticises Gov't's approach to immigration reform

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Progressives United (PU) and Third District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Julian Fraser, RA, has criticised the sitting Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government's approach to immigration reform, saying the passing of new legislation to fix issues rather than addressing matters from a constitutional perspective is of concern to him.

August 5th, 2019
‘Exercise care & vigilance on roads’- Hon Rymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In light of the horrific accident that claimed the life of a man this morning, August 5, 2019, at Fahie Hill, Tortola, authorities are calling on Virgin Islanders and visitors alike to take precautions as they partake in the 2019 Emancipation celebrations.

August 5th, 2019
Hurricane ghut & drainage clearing begins - Hon Rymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As part of preparations for the ongoing hurricane season 2019 in the Virgin Islands (VI), Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) has revealed that territory-wide Ghuts and Drainage Clearing activities have commenced.

August 5th, 2019
‘Gov’t can’t account for uncollected revenues’- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has revealed that the Ministry of Finance is unable to account for the territory’s uncollected revenues brought forward from previous years as a result of an error with the current accounting software at his Ministry.

August 3rd, 2019
'State of emergency on JvD' - resident Gregory A. Callwood

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Calling it a ‘state of emergency’, Jost van Dyke resident Gregory A. Callwood is urging authorities to seriously look into the potable water situation on the island, which he says has been neglected since under the National Democratic Party (NDP) administration.

August 3rd, 2019
Child sexual abuse fueling VI's social ills - Hon Turnbull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the proposed Computer Misuse & Cyber Crime Amendment Act 2019 heading to a Select Committee of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) ahead of its third and final reading, Second District Representative Hon Melvin M. Turnbull aka 'Mitch' says he supports all increases in penalties for sexual crimes against minors.

August 1st, 2019
Poor financial records for festival under NDP – Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In his bid to hold the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government accountable, Opposition Leader Marlon A. Penn (R8) has lashed out at Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture Dr The Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), calling him 'irresponsible' for lacking information on spending by the Virgin Islands Festivals and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) over the years.

August 1st, 2019
Opposition Leader says HoA running a 'limousine service'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following questioning from Opposition Leader Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) over the number of vehicles purchased by the Administration since taking office, Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) revealed that the House of Assembly (HoA) purchased a total of four new vehicles for its office.

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