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March 29th, 2018
‘Too many lies from Premier Smith’- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After many legislators, including Leader of the Opposition Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), had initially opposed the Bill ‘Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Act 2018’ but then voted ‘yes’ to the bill following amendments, many wondered why Opposition Member and Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA held his initial position and voted ‘no’.

March 28th, 2018
The Premier caved; Provided essential documents- Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Leader of the Opposition Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said he voted in favour of the Bill entitled ‘Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Act 2018’ as his primary concern with the Bill was addressed in Committee Stage.

March 26th, 2018
‘We ain’t toeing that line’- Hon Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Implying that her own National Democratic Party (NDP) Government is trying to force elected members hands to satisfy the interest of individuals and that Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) is not in control of the ship, Deputy Speaker and Fifth District Representative Hon Delores Christopher said those are some of the reasons she is finding it difficult to support the Bill entitled: Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency 2018.

March 24th, 2018
‘Some bridges are made to be burned down’- Hon Ronnie W. Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) who, in supporting the Bill for the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Act 2018, had stated during the Third Sitting of the Third Session of the Third House of Assembly on March 22, 2018 that he had seen the movie Black Panther and one of the things that stuck with him is when the Wakanda chief had spoken at the United Nations.

March 22nd, 2018
Confidential! Dr Smith refuses to reveal UK Framework documents to HoA!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With even the Backbenchers of the National Democratic Party (NDP) left in the dark regarding the documents pertaining to the High Level Framework for UK Support to BVI Recovery, Members of the Opposition have been urging the Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL) to make the documents available to all House of Assembly members so they can get a clear understanding what the Virgin Islands is signing on or has signed on to.

March 20th, 2018
'UK assistance was woefully inadequate' - Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) and social commentator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline, believes the United Kingdom's (UK) assistance was not adequate enough post hurricanes Irma and Maria, adding that the majority of the assistance went into the security of the territory.

March 18th, 2018
'Recovery Agency is a VI idea; Recovery plan not agreed on by UK' - Brodrick Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “The important thing to clarify is the concept of an agency is a BVI idea. Giving the framework document, persons are thinking that this is a United Kingdom (UK) idea. It’s not a UK idea, it’s a BVI idea.”



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