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March 14th, 2019
VIP, an unconventional Gov’t, governing in unconventional times—Hon Rymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Political newcomer to Virgin Islands' (VI), House of Assembly, (HoA), under the aegis of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), Minister of Transportation, Works and Utilities, Honourable Kye M. Rymer ( D5), in his inaugural address to members touched on the critical stage with which the Territory finds itself but noted, “we are an unconventional government, governing in unconventional times.”

November 28th, 2018
Premier fails in bid to breach HoA protocols

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Speaker of the Virgin Islands’ (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Honourable, Ingrid Moses-Scatliffe at the Tuesday 27, 2018, sitting opted to abide by the Standing Orders—rules that governs the modus operandi of the House—and adjourned which denied the granting of a leave, requested by Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith(AL).

November 27th, 2018
HoA off to the usual late start; New Opposition Members chair positioned

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Since the 2011 General Elections, the decorum of the House of Assembly (HoA), has been at its lowest.

November 22nd, 2018
‘Virtually Impossible’ for Gov’t to pass critical laws before Election—Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –The National Democratic Party (NDP) government of the Virgin Islands (VI), is free to bring proposed legislation to the House of Assembly (HoA), but given the existing 'political reality,' getting the laws passed will be, “virtually impossible.”

July 20th, 2018
Millions in no bid college contracts; What was Walwyn’s role?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was revelation time at the Thursday July 19, 2018 sitting of the House of Assembly, when Ministers had to answer questions from the Opposition.

July 18th, 2018
HoA meets Thursday July 19, 2018; More BVI Airways questions

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Territory’s House of Assembly (HoA) will meet at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday July 19, 2018 in the Sixth Sitting of the Third Session of the Third House of Assembly.

May 2nd, 2018
HoA adjourned abruptly; Next meeting date unknown

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Opposition Members will have to wait a while longer to have their questions answered, as the House of Assembly (HoA) was abruptly adjourned yesterday, Tuesday May 1, 2018.

May 1st, 2018
HoA resumes today May 1, 2018 with Answers to Questions

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The House of Assembly (HoA) is to resume its sitting today Tuesday May 1, 2018 at the Chambers in Road Town, the capital city, when the Premier and other frontbench Ministers are to answer questions from both Opposition Leader Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3).

April 9th, 2018
Please explain how the Virgin Islands Recovery & Development Agency Act of 2018 passed?

Anonymous opinion

Somehow after days of acrimonious testimony in the House of Assembly that revealed a shocking absence of transparency regarding this legislation, deep divisions within the National Democratic Party, and a general lack of understanding about public finance, the House of Assembly found it prudent to pass this legislation without any further public commentary.

March 15th, 2018
2018 Budget Speech abruptly postponed; Moved to March 19!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a last minute move that shocked some in the political class, the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government announced late last night that the 2018 Budget Speech that was scheduled to be delivered today Thursday March 15, 2018 by the Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) has been scrapped.

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