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January 3rd, 2018
‘It’s a different ball game’- Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Although opting to abstain from voting on the Motion in the House of Assembly for approval to be given to Government to borrow money from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Acting Minister for Education and Culture and Sixth District Representative Honourable Alvera Maduro-Caines, has said she does not disagree that the Territory needed the money from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to help in the rebuilding efforts following the devastation of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

January 3rd, 2018
'Abstinence is for sexual activity'- Skelton-Cline to Backbenchers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The recent decision by Junior Minister for Trade and Investment Promotions, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) and Sixth District Representative Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines to abstain on the vote for the House of Assembly (HoA) to give approval to borrow monies from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is not sitting well with social commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline.

December 17th, 2015
HoA to meet Dec 21, 2015; Another Censor Motion in the making?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA) will meet at its Chambers on Monday December 21, 2015 at 10:00 am in Road Town, the Virgin Islands capital city.

March 17th, 2015
‘What did SSB say about this project?’ – asked Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Third District and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA wants to know what the Social Security Board (SSB) said to Government when it was approached for funds to finance the construction and rehabilitation of roads.

July 26th, 2013
UPDATE: Premier Smith denies Govt ‘walked out’ of HOA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands Parliament, known as the House of Assembly (HOA), for the first time in its history experienced a ‘Walk out’ by the Government in power when the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP), led by Premier Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, exited the HOA without seeking an adjournment today, July 26, 2013.

July 26th, 2013
UPDATE: Get rid of ‘Governor in Council’– R.T. O’Neal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Looking through the ordinance, Leader of the Opposition, Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE has stressed it is time the term ‘Governor in Council’ be removed from the Ordinance of the Virgin Islands.

July 10th, 2013
Ministers' show of no-confidence in Premier Smith glaring-Hon. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Ninth Sitting of the Second Session of the Second House of Assembly (HOA) ended in dramatic fashion yesterday July 9, 2013 after First District Representative and Former Minister for Education and Culture Hon. Andrew A. Fahie rose to question what section of the Standing Orders Minister for Communications and Works Hon. Mark H. Vanterpool was speaking under after seconding the motion for the House to be adjourned.

October 23rd, 2012
AC Frett remains adamant St Ursula’s Day is irrelevant to VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Outspoken columnist Alred C. Frett remains adamant that St Ursula’s Day, which was celebrated on October 22, serves no useful purpose as a holiday in the Virgin Islands.

July 11th, 2012
VI cannot be broke & signing contracts, hiring consultants - Hon. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Despite the rumblings that the Virgin Islands (VI) is broke, 1st District Representative, Hon. Andrew Fahie, pointed out that a series of contracts have been signed which seem to suggest that the talk is wrong.


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