ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the increase in cases of domestic violence most often men abusing women both physically and verbally, the Social Development Department told the House of Assembly’s Standing Finance Committee that it provides housing for victims, including their children free, of cost.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) said the closure of Rosewood Little Dix Bay and Biras Creek on the sister island of Virgin Gorda has created exceptional circumstances which necessitate a departure from the norm in preferring VIslanders and Belongers over non-Belongers.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) called on the Government to reclassify small businesses and local companies so that they can be free of the heavy burdens placed on international companies moving large amounts of money through the various vehicles in the territory’s financial services sector.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA and Speaker of the House of Assembly Honourable Ingrid A. Moses clashed over a procedural issue which concerned his bringing a motion to the House to debate a notice that the Government had tabled in regard to a loan from the CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA told the House of Assembly yesterday April 18, 2016 that while the Opposition had no issues with the significance or importance of the Cruise Pier Development Project, the process cannot be breached in the name of expediency.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA has slammed Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith for his comments on Global Water suing the Government because of the VIP allegedly failing to meet its obligations under the terms of a 2006 agreement.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In the wake of the fallout following the leak of the Panama Papers, Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) said while the characterisation of the territory as parasites living off the offshore monies of the rich is an unflattering one, staying silent will not help the situation out.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Reacting to the news of the Mossack Fonseca leak of information regarding the global financial services industry yesterday April 4, 2016, Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA said Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith seems to be out of touch with the reality of the situation.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition and Representative for the Third District Honourable Julian Fraser RA said that he would not sit by and allow the Government to tamper with Property Taxes without there being a buy in from the general public as land ownership is in the DNA of the Virgin Islander and such a move would be retrogressive.