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January 9th, 2020
'Persons complain about confidentiality yet put life story on Facebook' - Hon Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the next census of the Virgin Islands (VI) due this year 2020, Officials at the Central Statistics Office have highlighted some challenges in collecting data from the VI populace, according to the 2020 deliberations of the Standing Finance Committee (SFC).

January 6th, 2020
'No one truly knows how many persons work @ Prospect Reef' - Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following calls to pay the current staff of the hurricane-damaged Prospect Reef facility left abandoned by the former Dr D. Orlando Smith led National Democratic Party (NDP), Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has revealed that the current staff complement of the facility is unknown.

January 5th, 2020
Wedding bells for Marlon & Joy!

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, WI- On Saturday, January 4, 2020, the Leader of the Opposition, Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) and CEO of the National Bank of the Virgin Islands, Ms Joy N. Francis said ‘I do’ to each other in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.

December 28th, 2019
More public/private partnerships needed for green spaces - Hon Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Leader of the Opposition, Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) says with the Government's new Green Strategy plan as part of its 2020 budget, more Public/Private partnerships will be needed to get the mandate going for the creation of green spaces in the territory.

December 17th, 2019
Opposition to scrutinise ‘Fast Track Programme’ in HoA today, Dec 17, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA) will convene today, December 17, 2019 with the Fourth Sitting of the Second Session of the Fourth HoA from 10:00am at its chambers in Road Town, Tortola.

December 4th, 2019
'I can't imagine giving two-thirds of my life to the people'- Hon Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Reflecting on the sacrifices and drive of the late Hon Ralph T. O'Neal OBE, Opposition Leader Marlon A. Penn (R8) at a December 3, 2019 special sitting of the House of Assembly (HoA) said he cannot imagine giving the majority of his life to the people in the way Hon O'Neal did for the territory.

November 15th, 2019
Premier calls out 'hypocrisy' in claims of nepotism & cronyism in VIP Gov't

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Calling the Opposition debates a 'facade' over claims that his Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government is involved in nepotism and cronyism, in addition to victimising and dismissing board members since taking office, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew Fahie (R1) has fired back at the hypocrisy coming from especially Opposition Members of the past National Democratic Party (NDP) government.

November 14th, 2019
Hon Penn laments absence of Public Accounts Committee

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Leader of the Opposition and Deputy Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) says accountability must and will be demanded from the Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government, adding it is instrumental that the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) at the House of Assembly (HoA) is functioning.

November 13th, 2019
Opposition accuses Hon Fahie led Gov't of Nepotism & Cronyism

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The VI Opposition, led by Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8), has accused the Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Administration of marginalising Virgin Islanders out of top government jobs, issuing consultancies to party loyalists and victimising its outspoken critics; however, was hesitant to provide proof.

November 12th, 2019
Legislators reflect on passing of Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following the tragic news of the passing of the Virgin Islands' first Premier and Member Emeritus of the House of Assembly (HoA), Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal, OBE yesterday, November 11, 2019, tributes have begun to flow from members of the HoA.

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