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November 14th, 2020
‘VI's Finance Ministers have kept the country stable over the years’- Speaker Willock

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - During the Speaker's announcement portion of the Second Sitting of the Third Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) on November 12, 2020, Speaker of the House, Hon Julian Willock placed the Budget Day into perspective by giving some history.

November 10th, 2020
Virgin Islands Youth Parliament now has its full slate of members

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands Youth Parliament (VIYP) now has its full cohort of members following the administering of the Oath of Affirmation to three youth parliamentarians who were absent at the official launch in October.

November 7th, 2020
Speaker Willock scolded Governor Jaspert over 3 unassented Bills!

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Moments before the embattled Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert delivered his final Speech from the Throne at the First Sitting of the Third Session of the Fourth House of Assembly on Thursday, November 5, 2020, Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Julian Willock scolded him over Bills in his possession, that are yet to be assented.

October 26th, 2020
Fmr Acting Director of W&SD Shri Manoherlal Kerof passes

ESSEX COUNTY, New Jersey, USA- The former Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Water and Sewerage Department (W&SD), Mr Shri Manoherlal Kerof has passed away, according to information reaching Virgin Islands News Online (VINO).

October 17th, 2020
VI Youth Parliament relaunching Tue, Oct 20, 2020

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands Youth Parliament (VIYP) will be re-launched on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, under the ambit of the House of Assembly (HoA) in keeping with the Commonwealth Parliament best practices.

October 11th, 2020
Speaker Willock hopeful for a women’s caucus

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- With now four women in the House of Assembly (HoA), following the swearing in of Honourable Dawn J. Smith as Attorney General (AG), Speaker Honourable Julian Willock is hopeful a women’s caucus will be established.

July 21st, 2020
UPDATE: Speaker Willock returns to HoA after brief hospitalisation

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Speaker of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly, Honourable Julian Willock has returned for the 13th Sitting of the Second Session of the Fourth House of Assembly today, July 21, 2020, following a brief period of illness that required hospitalisation.

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 6th, 2020
Hon Fraser cites 'fear' in HoA failing to reprimand Governor

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Senior Opposition Member, Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) believes that it was 'fear' which prevented Legislators in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) from supporting his motion to have Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert reprimanded.

June 4th, 2020
HoA seeking 'legal advice' if it can reprimand Governor

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - With uncertainty over whether the House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands (VI) can actually reprimand the sitting Governor, His Excellency Augustus J.U. Jaspert, by way of a motion brought by senior legislator Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3), the House is now seeking legal advice on the way forward.


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