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November 14th, 2019
Freedom of Information Bill will not make ‘a difference’ - Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Senior legislator and Member of the Opposition, Honourable Julian Fraser, RA (R3) has hinted that the lack of a Freedom of Information Bill is not affecting the flow of critical information by the powers that be in the Virgin Islands.

November 26th, 2017
Dr Smith dodges timeline for Consumer Protection, Tenancy & FOI bills

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The National Democratic Party (NDP) Government's lack of urgency in bringing three essential bills to the House of Assembly- The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, Consumer Protection Act and Tenancy Act, was again highlighted when Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) was asked about them.

November 7th, 2017
House of Assembly to meet November 13, 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands House of Assembly will meet again on Monday November 13, 2017 in its Eleventh Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly (HoA).

May 30th, 2017
Premier insults Opposition: 'Go do your own research on Bills'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was at the continuation of the Seventh Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly on Monday May 29, 2017 that sparks flew.

February 17th, 2017
Premier Smith fires back @ Gov Duncan

‎ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The call to have deliberations of the Standing Finance Committee (SFC) be done as an open forum has been put to the government on numerous occasions in a bid to promote transparency of the people's business; however, this continues to be unheeded.

February 16th, 2017
Where is the Freedom of Information Act? Gov Duncan asks again

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- The first time the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Government was elected in 2003-2007 they promised the people of the Virgin Islands "Government in the sunshine."

February 14th, 2017
No more kissing of babies! Governor Duncan attacks NDP Gov't

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI – The National Democratic Party (NDP) Government did not see it coming and neither did many in the Virgin Islands but Governor John S. Duncan OBE, who has long been accused of being lenient on Government and has failed to act while it continues to violate the Virgin Islands Constitution, especially where the management of the Territory’s finances are concerned, publicly dealt the Government of the day some heavy blows yesterday, February 13, 2017.

September 22nd, 2016
Freedom of Information Bill being reviewed- Gov Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The failure by the National Democratic Party (NDP) government to pass the long awaited Freedom of Information Bill has seen it come under heavy criticism from prominent members of the public, the media, as well as talk show hosts.

August 20th, 2016
Gov’t does not want Freedom of Information Act- Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Outspoken host of the 3D Show on ZBVI 780 AM, Doug Wheatley has described as “heartbreaking” that a local media house had to file a Freedom of Information Inquest to the United Kingdom in search for answers to the proposed Airport Expansion Project here in the [British] Virgin Islands.

June 2nd, 2016
New radio talk show ‘Things to Talk’ comes on air

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Editor in Chief of the BVI Beacon Freeman Rogers said while the media landscape in the Virgin Islands is fraught with issues of access to information, when placed in an international context the media here is basically free to report what it wants.


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