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November 26th, 2020
There were Virgin Islanders abroad who died from COVID-19 - Dr the Hon Wheatley

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr The Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has called out some Virgin Islanders for allegedly complaining too much about everything, instead of being thankful.

November 25th, 2020
Some businesses tried to bully Gov't to flout health protocols - Premier Fahie

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has revealed that as a result of the current COVID-19 health protocols in the Virgin Islands (VI), some business owners have tried to bully the administration to have their way, and not be subjected to the rules.

November 25th, 2020
HoA moving towards more technology & less paper

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) is looking to implement more technology in its day-to-day business while using less paper.

November 24th, 2020
HoA sits Wednesday, November 25, 2020

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Lawmakers in the Virgin Islands will return to the House of Assembly (HoA) on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, for the Third Sitting of the Third Session of the Fourth House of Assembly.

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 12th, 2020
$402M 2021 Budget announced for VI

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Under the theme, ‘INNOVATION: Building a stable, diverse, competitive economy with strong industries and partnerships for regional and international trade, by building and harnessing the creative capacity of our human capital’, Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in a 2-hour ‘budget statement’ announced a $402,123,046 2021 National Budget for the Virgin Islands, today Thursday, November 12, 2020

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.

November 7th, 2020
COVID-19 helped plan legislation with new perspective– Premier Fahie

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said the Government’s new legislative agenda as laid out in the 2020 Speech from the Throne, was planned with COVID-19 in focus and a new perspective brought about by the pandemic.

November 6th, 2020
Hon Penn hammers Throne Speech as lacking real economic support

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Opposition Leader, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has criticised the Government’s Speech from the Throne delivered by Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert on November 5, 2020, as one lacking an action plan and real economic support for the people.

November 5th, 2020
Strengthening trade & economy, tackling COVID-19 top Gov't's legislative agenda

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Under the theme, ‘Driving BVI Innovation Through Legislation’, outgoing Governor of the Virgin Islands, H.E Augustus J.U. Jaspert delivered the highly anticipated Speech from the Throne during today’s November 5, 2020, First Sitting of the Third Session of the Fourth House of Assembly.

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