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February 20th, 2018
Reporter shut out of Magistrate’s Court

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Despite construction work still taking place at the House of Assembly (HoA), on Friday, February 16, 2018, Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert aka 'Gus' announced that the Magistrate’s Court would commence criminal sittings in the House of Assembly Chambers on February 20, 2018.

February 19th, 2018
House of Assembly meets March 1, 2018; Throne Speech will be read

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Construction workers are busy further restoring the damaged House of Assembly Chambers in Road Town to host the First Sitting of the Third Session of the Third House of Assembly (HoA).

January 21st, 2018
Consumer Protection Bill to reach HoA before 2018 ends- Hon Marlon A. Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Junior Minister for Trade and Investment Promotion, Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) has assured that the long anticipated Consumer Protection Bill will be taken before Cabinet soon.

January 17th, 2018
Fit for a King & Political Giant: Omar W. Hodge Lies in State

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Family, fellow politicians and ordinary citizens from all walks of life filed pass the open casket today January 17, 2018 (happening now) of former Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Omar W. Hodge.

January 14th, 2018
Parliament Building will be ready for Omar W. Hodge’s send off

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Workers of Quality Construction Ltd, the local firm headed by Roy A. Garraway, was busy today Sunday January 14, 2018, putting on the final touches to repairing the Parliament Building, better known as the House of Assembly (HoA).

December 22nd, 2017
New Virgin Islands’ Law allows for video link court evidence

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI-  The National Democratic Party (NDP) Government passed a law last Thursday December 14, 2017 in the House of Assembly (HoA) called the Audio Visual Link Act 2017.

December 13th, 2017
Hon Fahie not letting up! Where is the taxpayers' $7.2M given to BVI Airways?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Today, the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA) should be wrapping up the Eleventh Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly (HoA) and commencing a new sitting on Thursday December 14, 2017 which will mark the Twelfth Sitting of the Second Session of the 3rd HoA.

December 12th, 2017
UPDATE: Limited Partnership Act 2017 still not passed; HoA continues tomorrow

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA) has still not been able to pass the Limited Partnership Act 2017.

November 24th, 2017
UPDATE: Micro Business Companies Bill 2017 finally passed!

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI- After almost three days of debate and House Committee deliberations, the Micro Business Companies Act 2017 was today November 24, 2017 passed in the House of Assembly (HoA).

November 22nd, 2017
‘Don’t lose sense of pride, restore HoA right away’- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While the Territory is “back on its feet and open for business,” according to Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), the Virgin Islands symbol of strength and pride- the House of Assembly building- remains damaged well over two months since the passage of the monster hurricane, Irma on September 6, 2017.





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