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July 31st, 2019
HoA convenes today, July 31, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Less than a week after the House of Assembly (HoA) was adjourned sine die, legislators in the Virgin Islands will return to parliament today, July 31, 2019 for the Sixth Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly.

July 25th, 2019
Consumer Protection Bill: ‘Today the people’s torment ends’- Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Today, Mr Speaker, the people’s torment ends and they will be empowered as they will get their consumer protection legislation.”

July 6th, 2019
Consumer Protection Bill is not to tilt scales in anyone’s favour- Sharie B. deCastro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The long awaited Consumer Protection Bill, a campaign promise by the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) in the lead up to the General Elections of February 25, 2019, will be taken to the public for its input from next week before it is returned to the House of Assembly (HoA) for the Second and Third Readings.

December 16th, 2018
NDP to hold public consultations on Consumer Protection Bill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has announced the proposed draft of the Consumer Protection Act, 2018, and will be undertaking a series of public consultation meetings for which further information will be forthcoming.

May 9th, 2018
Residents tired of empty promises for consumer protection bill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “We are at the point where it is in the Attorney General’s hands now, where the AG has to bring forward swiftly consumer legislation that not just protects the consumers of this territory but also works to protect the business sector from unfair accusations. We’ll now have a process and a mechanism to actually manage the consumer affairs of the territory.”

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.

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 10th, 2017
No Consumer Protection Bill! Opposition questions NDP being AWOL after Irma

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The long-awaited Consumer Protection Bill will not be on the Order Paper come Monday November 13, 2017 at the Eleventh Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly.

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).

October 12th, 2015
Consumer Protection Bill likely – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A Consumer Protection Bill is likely to be considered and eventually brought before the House of Assembly by the National Democratic Party administration (NDP) with a view to protecting the purchasing public as they use their hard-earned dollars in the shops and supermarkets.

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