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April 17th, 2018
Gov Jaspert signs controversial Bill to create alternative Gov't

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was a heated two days of debate late last month that further placed a wedge in the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) led by 73-year-old Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL).

March 27th, 2018
Premier a winner! 10-2 in favour of controversial recovery agency Bill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was always expected, despite the many concerns and objections from legislators before and during the debates, that the Bill entitled ‘Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Act 2018 was going to be passed in the House of Assembly with amendments.

March 27th, 2018
‘We have no other option. If we leave it we will sink’- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the debate on the proposed Bill entitled, Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Act 2018 wrapped up yesterday, Monday, March 26, 2018 and with many members of parliament opposing the Bill, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) made one last attempt to get the members of the House of Assembly (HoA) to vote yes.

March 27th, 2018
'We got the leader of the country like a toy'- Hon Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – During the continuation of the Third Sitting of the Third Session of the Third House of Assembly (HoA) on Friday, March 23, 2018, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), Minister for Communications and Works, told the House that Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), Premier and Minister of Finance, received “hostility” from the United Kingdom (UK) parliamentarians while seeking assistance for the Virgin Islands (VI).

March 24th, 2018
'We failed in our responsibilities as legislators' - Hon Marlon A. Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8), Junior Minister for Trade and Investment Promotion, has joined other members of the National Democratic Party (NDP) and the Opposition in not supporting the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Act 2018, while calling for a bill that will benefit the people of the territory.

March 23rd, 2018
'Do we need to repeat the BVI Airways saga?'- Hon Archibald C. Christian

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Do we need to repeat the BVI Airways saga, where individuals have gone with $7.2M of our money and there is no airline flying? And we waiting for them to tell us what they did with our money? Months ago they were supposed to be flying. Again, I came to this House and I put my neck on the chopping block and supported that initiative, only to find out that there were information that I was never privy to. I stop making decisions without information. I am sorry.”

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