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December 4th, 2019
Eileene L. Parsons had asked RT O'Neal to betray HL Stoutt! - Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - During a Special Sitting of the House of Assembly (HoA) in honour of First Premier and Member Emeritus, Hon Ralph T. O'Neal, OBE on December 3, 2019, Opposition Member and veteran legislator Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) said in the aftermath of the 1995 General Elections, Hon O'Neal was asked by Eileene L. Parsons, OBE to betray H. Lavity Stoutt as the then leader of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP).

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 12th, 2019
Legislators reflect on passing of Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following the tragic news of the passing of the Virgin Islands' first Premier and Member Emeritus of the House of Assembly (HoA), Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal, OBE yesterday, November 11, 2019, tributes have begun to flow from members of the HoA.

October 31st, 2019
'You could end up with nothing'- Hon Fraser tells Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "You could end up with nothing," was a warning from Third District Representative, Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) to Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) over the possible outcome of the Virgin Islands/UK Loan Guarantee negotiations regarding adjustments to the stipulations of the loans.

October 23rd, 2019
‘We could have been looking for the planes together’- Premier Fahie to Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was implied in the House of Assembly recently that had the Third District Representative, Honourable Julian Fraser RA, stayed with the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) he could have been in government today assisting in the fight to recover the $7.2M thrown into the failed BVI Airways by the booted National Democratic Party (NDP) while they were in power.

October 1st, 2019
Speaker Willock leads VI delegation @ Parliamentary Conference in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda - Speaker of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Julian Willock led a Virgin Islands delegation to a Parliamentary Conference in Kampala, Uganda, on September 22 to 29, 2019.

September 12th, 2019
VI's 'back & forth' with UK Gov’t concerning- Opposition

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8), has chided the government’s ‘back and forth’ approach with the United Kingdom (UK) on policies, noting that the territory ought to be maintaining its relationship with the Crown.

September 8th, 2019
Construction on Sundays a 'noise nuisance'- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Third District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Julian Fraser RA, has called on legislators to revisit the Noise Control and Abatement Act, given weekend noise pollution from sources such as construction work in residential areas continues to be an issue.

September 2nd, 2019
Some private sector employees forced to work during Dorian – Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Third District Representative in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Julian Fraser (RA) has lashed out at some sections of the Private Sector for 'forcing' employees to work even as Hurricane Dorian was forecasted to make landfall on sections on the territory last Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

August 17th, 2019
‘UK demands for loan guarantee far from reasonable’ - Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First announced under the Dr D. Orlando Smith, National Democratic Party (NDP) government, the United Kingdom (UK) through a recovery and reconstruction package for the Virgin Islands (VI) had promised up to £300 million in loan guarantees and £10 million in grants to support the Territory's recovery after Hurricanes Irma and Maria of 2017.

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