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September 12th, 2019
VI's 'back & forth' with UK Gov’t concerning- Opposition

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8), has chided the government’s ‘back and forth’ approach with the United Kingdom (UK) on policies, noting that the territory ought to be maintaining its relationship with the Crown.

September 11th, 2019
'It's a slippery slope'- Hon Penn on HoA exemptions for Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Opposition Leader Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has called “a slippery slope” the renewal of state contracts to companies connected to Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) while calling for more transparency in the House of Assembly (HoA) as it relates to members of the Executive receiving government contracts.

August 13th, 2019
Financial performance of August Festivals to be released soon - Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The economic performance of the 2019 August emancipation festivals including expenditure will be released as soon as the financial report is available, this is according to Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr The Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), speaking to this news website.

August 12th, 2019
Hon Penn wants ‘Cyber Soldiers’ policing VI’s internet

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Under the proposed Computer Misuse and Cyber Crime Amendment Act 2019, Leader of the Opposition, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) is proposing that the Virgin Islands (VI) look into creating a ‘Cyber Soldier’ unit that can police the territory’s internet along with its information, communication and technology (ICT) space.

August 8th, 2019
Consumer protection will open doors for VI- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Crediting Opposition Leader, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) for his hard work and dedication that went into the Consumer Protection Bill, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said the bill will open doors for the Virgin Islands (VI) and assured that better days are coming for the territory.

August 1st, 2019
Poor financial records for festival under NDP – Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In his bid to hold the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government accountable, Opposition Leader Marlon A. Penn (R8) has lashed out at Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture Dr The Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), calling him 'irresponsible' for lacking information on spending by the Virgin Islands Festivals and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) over the years.

July 31st, 2019
Premier chides Opposition Leader for mockery of security detail

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Opposition Leader and third-term legislator Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has been rebuked for his trifling of the matter of security detail for Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

July 27th, 2019
Hon Penn blasts Premier; Says Consumer Protection failed before NDP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following comments from Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) that VI’s Consumer Protection Bill had been thirty years in the making, having failed under the National Democratic Party (NDP), Opposition Leader Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has fired back saying that the NDP was not in power 30 years ago.

July 20th, 2019
'Education is a right of VI’s differently-abled' - Hon Penn

PORT OF SPAIN, T&T – Opposition Leader, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) of the National Democratic Party (NDP) has pledged his party’s commitment to continue supporting the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) programmes that assist the Territory’s most vulnerable citizens, in areas like education and health.

June 25th, 2019
EPE pass mark adjusted to 'align with school standards’ - Hon Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr The Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) in an official statement today, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, moved to provide context and a rationale behind his decision to lower the pass requirement of the Exit Proficiency Examination (EPE) in the territory, adding that the move comes not with an aim to lower the quality of education but rather to align the exam to the standards set by the school.

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