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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 27th, 2018
Dr Smith is a ‘real gangster’- Julio S. Henry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- One of the main concerns of the elected Representatives who have trouble supporting the Bill entitled ‘Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Act 2018’ is that Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) has not been upfront with information requested.

March 26th, 2018
'You don’t help the people, we going to get hang' - Hon Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the members of the House of Assembly (HoA) are in a heated debate over the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Act 2018, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), Minister Communication and Works, told the House during his contribution that if the people of the territory does not receive the needed help, they will “hang” them, while adding that the members should not turn away the help from the United Kingdom (UK).

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
4 Backbenchers write to Premier Smith objecting to Recovery Agency & Board!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Four Backbenchers, along with Opposition Member Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3), have written to Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) expressing their objection to the establishment of the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency and Board, which was stipulated by the United Kingdom in its High Level Framework for UK Support of BVI Recovery.

March 22nd, 2018
'I will vote for the Territory & people'- Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Today March 22, 2018 is earmarked to be the deciding day in Virgin Islands political history as it is the day that The VI Recovery and Development Agency Act 2018 is debated and possibly voted on and the big question is: How will the House of Assembly Members vote?

January 17th, 2018
WI U19s spark spirit-of-cricket debate with controversial dismissal

MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand- West Indies have once again ignited the spirit-of-cricket debate at the Under-19 World Cup, when they appealed against South Africa opener Jiveshan Pillay for obstructing the field in their Group A fixture in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand.

August 14th, 2017
'I am ready for a debate on Biwater'- Julian Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Arguing that the Biwater deal was far superior to the BVI Airways deal, former Permanent Secretary Julian Willock is prepared to back up his stance against those who think otherwise as well as those National Democratic Party (NDP) supporters who are suddenly blind sighted following the controversial BVI Airways agreement, which continues to look like a waste of tax payers monies.

April 19th, 2016
‘Close this House up' if the rules mean nothing- Hon Julian Fraser RA

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.

June 17th, 2015
‘We knew the odds were against us’ – PEP President Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – President of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru stated that, despite the fact the party only managed to put together a slate of five candidates, it pressed forward in the elections standing on its principles.



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