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September 14th, 2020
HoA to meet Sept 22, 2020

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Legislators in the Virgin Islands return to the House of Assembly (HoA) on September 22, 2020, for the Fourteenth Sitting of the Second Session of the Fourth House of Assembly scheduled for the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom, Tortola.

August 31st, 2020
Majority legislators support 14-day 24/7 lockdown - Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With some 38 active COVID-19 cases out of 47 total cases, Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has announced that the majority of legislators in the House of Assembly (HoA) now support a total 14-day lockdown of the Territory.

August 21st, 2020
Up to $5k fine, 6 months jail for public gambling- Gaming & Betting Act

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Individuals involved in roadside gambling or any type of public betting in the Virgin Islands (VI), including cockfighting, can now be fined and prosecuted under the Gambling (Gaming & Betting) Control Act 2020, passed June 18, 2020, in the VI House of Assembly (HoA).

August 7th, 2020
HoA did poor job @ educating public on VI constitution - Hon Penn

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) said the House of Assembly (HoA) has fallen short of its role to educate the public on the contents of the constitution during the period of the last constitutional review to now.

August 5th, 2020
Current VI constitution is 'disrespectful to the Premier' - Hon Vanterpool

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Fourth District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Mark H. Vanterpool has called the current VI Constitution Order 2007 as disrespectful to the highest democratically elected office, that of the Premier, over its stipulation to have a UK appointed Governor to chair the Cabinet.

August 3rd, 2020
Rev Turnbull praises debates on motion for constitutional review

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Senior Pastor of the Cane Garden Bay (CGB) Baptist Church in Tortola, Dr Melvin A. Turnbull has praised the debates on Virgin Island's upcoming constitutional review, adding that is a step forward for the Territory.

August 2nd, 2020
‘Our festival celebrations have been reduced to just a jump up’- Dr Wheatley

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says he has taken offence by some persons suggesting that the 2020 Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival should be cancelled because there would not be too much of revelry.

July 31st, 2020
Police Commissioner's post should 'always' be filled by a local' - Hon Maduro-Caines

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Sixth District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6) has called for not only the Governor's seat to be filled by a local but for the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) to also be headed by a Virgin Islander, given that both positions are of national security.

July 30th, 2020
2007 VI constitutional review was 'unfinished business' - Hon Julian Fraser

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Veteran politician and Senior Member of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) said the 2007 Constitutional Review in the Virgin Islands was unfinished business.

July 29th, 2020
'Give us more responsibilities as Jr Ministers'- Hon Flax-Charles

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - During the House of Assembly (HoA) debate on the motion for constitutional reform on July 28, 2020, Territorial At-Large Member and Jr Minister for Trade and Economic Development, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) has called for more responsibilities to be added to the two Jr Minister posts.


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