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April 20th, 2019
Vanterpool may be mentally ill - Edmund G. Maduro on D4 Saga

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI – With the District 4 saga surrounding the resignation of Representative-elect Mark H. Vanterpool and Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker, Hon Julian Willock currently before the High Court, former talk show host Mr Edmund G. Maduro is adding his voice to the conversation.

April 17th, 2019
Court can’t force HoA to abide by ruling – Skelton-Cline

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI - Outspoken Social commentator and man of the cloth, Pastor Claude O. Skelton-Cline says that in the District 4 Saga with Mark H. Vanterpool and House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker, Hon Julian Willock, even as the matter is currently before the High Court, the court still cannot force the HoA to abide by its ruling.

April 15th, 2019
D4 Saga: Speaker’s Attorney hits back at AG in Court

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the heat in the saga of the Virgin Islands (VI) District 4, House of Assembly (HoA) seat gets hotter, House Speaker Hon Julian Willock’s Attorney, Anand Ramlogan, SC, said the court should allow the HoA to address the issue of Mark H. Vanterpool’s resignation if the court agrees with the submissions made by the Attorney General (AG), Baba F. Aziz, that the House was capable of dealing with the matter.

April 13th, 2019
Knockout punch for Vanterpool as Judicial Review dismissed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Justice Ann Marie-Smith has rejected Mark H. Vanterpool's application seeking leave for a judicial review over House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker, Hon Julian Willock’s refusal to swear him in as Fourth District representative in the HoA.

April 12th, 2019
Vanterpool Vs HoA Speaker in High Court resumes today, April 13, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the hearing of Mark H. Vanterpool’s request for a Judicial Review into House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker, Hon Julian Willock’s refusal to swear him into the District 4 seat commencing yesterday, April 12, 2019, the case will continue today, Saturday, April 13, 2019.

April 12th, 2019
Vanterpool, Speaker hire lawyers for Judicial Review

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Initially set for 9:30 am today April 12, 2019, the Judicial Review over the saga surrounding House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker, Hon Julian Willock and District 4 Representative-Elect, Mark H. Vanterpool—over the D4 seat—has been delayed until 11:00 am because both sides were arguing on some procedural arrangements.

April 11th, 2019
Vanterpool vs HoA Speaker to be heard in High Court April 12, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our newsroom from National Democratic Party (NDP) sources is that the matter brought to the court for a Judicial Review by Mr Mark H. Vanterpool, over the saga between him and House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker Hon Julian Willock regarding his resignation letter, has a court date.

April 9th, 2019
'Drain swamp of NDP' taken out of context - Julio S. Henry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following his controversial comments on the March 26, 2019, edition of ‘Hard Talk’ where Radio Host Julio S. Henry called for the ‘swamp to be drained’ in getting rid of all National Democratic Party (NDP) members from the House of Assembly (HoA), the Tola Radio host is now saying his comments were taking out of context.

April 6th, 2019
“Mark trying to distract us” - Picko Moff on D4 Saga

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With a possible Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government led audit into the $85 million-plus Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park Project (TPP)—which saw cost overruns of at least $40 million—social commentator and radio host, Kaream K. Pickering aka 'Picko Moff' is of the view that former Minister for Communications and Works, Mr Mark H. Vanterpool is now using the D4 saga as a distraction from the real issues.

April 3rd, 2019
‘I am awaiting decision on D4 By-election’ – Luce D. Hodge-Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Luce D. Hodge-Smith, the District 4 candidate under the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) 2019 election slate who lost in her bid to become representative of that area, says that with all the conundrum surrounding Mark H. Vanterpool and the D4 seat, she is awaiting a decision on whether there will be a By-election or not.

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