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October 7th, 2020
‘I wish I was making $16K per month’ - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – While confirming that his company, Grace Consultants, is in receipt of a $16,000 per month consultancy contract from the Government of the Virgin Islands, commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has refuted claims he takes home a $16,000 sum from the Government at the end of the month.

October 1st, 2020
Hon Turnbull accuses Premier of ‘hijacking’ airtime

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Member of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) has accused Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) of hijacking airtime on ZBVI 780AM, forcing the pre-planned Opposition press conference to be pushed back to one hour.

September 30th, 2020
Hon Turnbull chided for trying to put barge owner’s name in ‘mud’

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Without presenting any evidence to support his claims, rather only what he heard, Opposition Member and Second District Representative Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull has maintained that the Government of the Virgin Islands was issuing some $17,000 per barge, per day, for three barges to assist in border patrols.

September 5th, 2020
'No time for division or petty politics'- Hon Malone to VI Opposition

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) in his latest address to the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) Hon Carvin Malone has urged the territory's opposition to bring an end to the petty politics relating to the government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

September 4th, 2020
Hon Turnbull falsely claims Gov’t spending $17K per barge

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has shut down Opposition claims that the Virgin Islands Government is paying some $51,000 a day for three barges to boost the Territory's border security in the COVID-19 fight.

August 27th, 2020
'I have to do Voodoo maths' to allocate district funds - Hon Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With many feeling the economic impacts of COVID-19, including families and businesses, Opposition Leader, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8), along with Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2), said the $300,000 district fund allocation is hardly enough to meet the demands of those in need.

July 21st, 2020
Opposition demands details of JvD lockdown

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – With the entire sister island of Jost van Dyke being placed on emergency quarantine for 7 days as a result of an individual who resided on the island testing positive for coronavirus on arrival in St Vincent and the Grenadines last week, Opposition Members in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) are now calling on the Government to furnish them with details surrounding the latest Curfew Order.

July 7th, 2020
Gov't has no intention of legalising prostitution, same-sex marriages- Premier

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Amidst concerns from Opposition Leader Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) and Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) that the Virgin Islands may become 'Sodom and Gomorrah', through the passage of several controversial legislation, Premier Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has given the assurance that his administration will only push what was in its legislative agenda and nothing else.

July 3rd, 2020
Companies not paying NHI should 'stop taking it out pay cheques' - Hon Turnbull

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Calling for the National Health Insurance (NHI) programme, controversially implemented in 2016, to be funded properly for it to work for the people of the Virgin Islands (VI), Second District Representative and Opposition Member, Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull said some local companies continue to deduct monies from employees' salaries; however, they do not pay over the funds.

June 29th, 2020
Hon Penn fears VI becoming 'Sodom & Gomorrah'

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Opposition Leader, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has raised concerns over the rate at which the Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led Government is passing controversial laws, noting that he does not want the Territory to become like the Biblical 'Sodom and Gomorrah'.


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