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September 8th, 2020
‘We can’t keep locking down every time something comes’- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has indicated that moving forward in the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Territory will not be prioritising 24/7 lockdown as a response measure, rather, will depend on making sure businesses and organisations adhere to strict COVID-19 protocols.

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
Disclose the ‘real state’ of VI’s economic standing- Hon Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) wants the current state of the Virgin Islands economy to be disclosed.

September 3rd, 2020
Hon Penn slams Hon Malone for ‘undocumented COVID-19 cases’ comment

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Opposition Leader Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) has publicly chided Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) for his recent comment about the Territory possibly having over 1400 undocumented COVID-19 cases, according to projections.

August 28th, 2020
Premier slams Opposition for 'fanning flames of misinformation'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has blasted Opposition Members for what he called mischief and spreading misinformation, following an Opposition press briefing where comments were made about an alleged antagonistic relationship between the Fahie Administration and the Governor.

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.

August 7th, 2020
HoA did poor job @ educating public on VI constitution - Hon Penn

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) said the House of Assembly (HoA) has fallen short of its role to educate the public on the contents of the constitution during the period of the last constitutional review to now.

August 6th, 2020
Opposition Leader slams decision to shut out work permit & exemption holders

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The decision to arbitrarily ban work permit holders and work permit exempt persons indefinitely from the Virgin Islands “seems like another knee jerk decision from this Administration”, and speaks to the absence of a coherent plan to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, Opposition Leader Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) has said.

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 9th, 2020
'Be honest' when applying for COVID-19 relief funds - Hon Penn

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Leader of the Opposition, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has given the assurance that COVID-19 financial relief is on the way for the people of the Territory, even as he had questioned the legality of the US $40M grant from the Social Security Board (SSB) towards the Fahie administration's economic stimulus plan.

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