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February 25th, 2021
Gov’t ‘lacks a clear plan for reopening of territory’s seaports’- Hon Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following the announcement from the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) late yesterday, February 24, 2021, that the reopening of the territory’ seaports to international operations has been further delayed, to April 15, 2021, the Leader of the Opposition, Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) has come out swinging, accusing Government of lacking a plan and transparency.

February 23rd, 2021
Hon Penn calls for 2nd round of COVID stimulus $$

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has called for a second round of business stimulus grants, which he says should be directed to the tourism industry.

February 23rd, 2021
‘We have to get our children back in school’– Hon Penn

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has called on the Fahie administration to now transition the territory’s educational system to full-time schooling and away from the hybrid learning initiative which he says has served its time.

February 10th, 2021
‘We must reject the spirit of criminality’- Opposition Leader

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following the slaying of businessman and prominent horse owner, Earl D. Hodge aka ‘Bob’ last evening, February 9, 2021, and two fatal shootings last week, Opposition Leader Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) has urged Virgin Islanders to understand that it is their moral and civic responsibility to neither condone nor support criminality nor to impede the process of justice.

February 6th, 2021
‘Be committed to the Rule of Law’- Speaker Willock tells new Gov Rankin

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - While giving welcoming remarks at Friday’s, January 29, 2021, swearing-in ceremony for new Governor John J. Rankin CMG at the Save the Seed Energy centre in Duff's Bottom, Tortola, Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Julian Willock noted that Mr Rankin came at an interesting time in Virgin Islands’ (VI) history.

January 19th, 2021
CoI: Hon Penn accuses Gov’t of ‘diversionary tactics’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Leader of the Opposition, Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8), under whose National Democratic Party (NDP) there were allegations of major corruption, including the Pier Park overrun and the failed BVI Airways deal, has said he welcomes the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) called by the Governor but in the same breath has slammed the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government for not allegedly taking the allegations that set the stage for the CoI seriously.

January 7th, 2021
Opposition Leader has ‘no objections’ to VI’s Disaster Management under local Gov’t

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Legislators on both sides of the aisle in the House of Assembly (HoA) have been united and firm on the position that the portfolio of disaster management should be the responsibility of local government and that there should be a limiting of the Governor's powers as the Virgin Islands moves forward to achieve more autonomy from the United Kingdom (UK).

January 4th, 2021
Some 1000 meals distributed in Districts 7 & 8 during holidays

EAST END, Tortola, VI- Approximately 1000 persons in the Seventh and Eighth Districts were provided with holiday cheer via a delicious and balanced meal when Eighth District Representative and Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) and the Eighth District Committee partnered with several churches in Districts 7 and 8 for the initiative.

December 16th, 2020
Hon Penn accuses Gov’t of victimisation; Hon Fahie fires back

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Opposition Leader, Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) has accused the Virgin Islands Government of victimisation, alleging that the post of Events Coordinator held by Rosemary Cindy Rosan-Jones being made redundant by the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB), a statutory body, was because she is a staunch critic of the sitting administration.

November 7th, 2020
COVID-19 helped plan legislation with new perspective– Premier Fahie

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said the Government’s new legislative agenda as laid out in the 2020 Speech from the Throne, was planned with COVID-19 in focus and a new perspective brought about by the pandemic.


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