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March 27th, 2020
Stench of rubber mat sends emergency HoA into recess

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- The special emergency Sixth Sitting of the Second session of the Fourth House of Assembly, today, Friday, March 27, 2020, to address issues relating to COVID-19 in the Territory, had to be sent into recess over concerns raised about the foul smell emanating from a floor mat in the room.

March 25th, 2020
'It hurts my heart' to take unfavourable measures - Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says his administration must do what is necessary to protect the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) from the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and this will include making unfavourable decisions.

March 25th, 2020
Premier & Opposition Leader 'join elbows' to tackle Coronavirus

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Addressing the Virgin Islands (VI) last evening, March 24, 2020, alongside Opposition Leader, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8), Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said now is not the time for division as the two pledged unity to tackle the threat of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Territory.

March 17th, 2020
All schools to close for 14 days effective Thurs, March 19, 2020

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has announced a string of additional Cabinet imposed measures, which included the closure of public and private schools in the Virgin Islands (VI) for 14 days, in response to the global Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

March 17th, 2020
Eyes on TRC & ISPs as high internet use expected with 'social distancing'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the shift of some aspects of the Virgin Islands (VI) workforce to work-from-home solutions as part of social distancing in relation to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) response in the Territory, Opposition Leader Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) has called on the local Telecommunications Regulatory Commission as well as local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to get into action to meet internet demands.

March 17th, 2020
I can’t say I’m in favour of a state of emergency ‘right now’ – Hon Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On the heels of US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Albert Bryan Jr declaring a state of emergency to mitigate the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the USVI on Friday, March 13, 2020, Opposition Leader Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) said he is not in favour of the Virgin Islands (British) doing the same.

March 16th, 2020
Opposition Leader calls for closure of schools for next 30 to 60 days

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Affirming his support to the Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led government and the measures being implemented to protect the Territory against the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Opposition Leader, Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) says the Virgin Islands' (VI) Opposition supports many of the initiatives the government is implementing, noting that the issues are of concern to all.

March 1st, 2020
Gov’t addressing hurdles to fix access road to Long Bay Beach

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A smooth ride on the access road to the popular Long Bay Beach on Beef Island is not likely in a short period of time as government has a hurdle to cross.

February 27th, 2020
'The TRC needs a shot in the arm’– Hon Marlon A. Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Arriving late at the continuation of the Fifth Sitting of the Second Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) today, Thursday, February 27, 2020, Opposition Leader Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) publicly threw his full support behind Mr Vance M. Lewis, as the Chair of the local Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC).

February 26th, 2020
Hon Penn loses patience over VIF&FC financials he never inquired of own NDP Gov't for 3 years

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - When the Fifth Sitting of the Second Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands continued yesterday, February 25, 2020, Opposition Leader Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) was peeved that Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) was unwilling to answer certain questions relating to income and expenses of the Virgin Islands Festival & Fairs Committee until a detailed report is laid in the HoA.

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