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April 24th, 2019
HoA to continue April 25, 2019; Budget Debate starts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - There will be two days of heated debate when the Second Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) in the Virgin Islands (VI) continues on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 10:00am at the Assembly's Chambers in Road Town, the capital city.

April 26th, 2018
Opposition Leader objects as Q&A pushed back again in HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - During the Fourth Sitting of the Third Session of the Third House of Assembly (HoA) today, Thursday April 26, 2018, Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), moved a motion to push back the question and answer section on the order of the day to be addressed after the Budget debate.

March 1st, 2017
Voting for budget is leaving the altar with your sins- Hon Fahie to backbenchers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Not totally convinced that the backbenchers, who told the House of Assembly (HoA) they were against the airport runway extension project being done now, would vote against the 2017 budget which has included funding for the controversial project, Opposition Leader Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) told them they needed to put their mouth where their money is by voting against the budget.

February 24th, 2017
'Even with a bigger Budget we have less to show'- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Even with a budget that has grown by some $90M compared to about 10 years ago, there seems to be less to show, says Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA.

February 23rd, 2017
Today February 23, 2017 is Budget debate day!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As was first reported by our newsroom some two weeks ago, today February 23, 2017 is the Budget debate day.

February 9th, 2017
2017 Budget Debate Day is February 23

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The National Budget or Appropriation Act of 2017 is moving slowly through the process.

March 29th, 2016
2016 Budget still not passed amidst increased hardship for those owed!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The National Democratic Party (NDP) has failed to pass a 2016 Budget amidst continued claims by the Opposition, civil society and the media that the country is broke due to the NDP raiding the Treasury to buy and win the 2015 general elections.

March 9th, 2016
UPDATE: March 22-23, 2016 is new date for 2016 Budget Debate

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Information just reaching our newsroom from our senior National Democratic Party (NDP) sources is that yet another date has been set for the 2016 Budget Debate.

December 16th, 2014
Political heavy hitters skip budget debate contributions!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It came as a surprise to many as to who did not participate in the Budget Debate on December 15, 2014 during the Second Sitting of the Fourth Session of the Second House of Assembly as Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith presented his 2015 $311 million budget to the House of Assembly.

December 16th, 2014
‘Bi-Water is worse than Batehill deal!’ – Hon Delores Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Fifth District Honourable Dolores Christopher yesterday December 15, 2014 during the budget debates said that the Bi-Water deal signed under the previous Virgin Islands Party administration is worse than the Batehill deal and that the company is holding the country hostage.


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