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November 18th, 2019
'TPP investment was one of the best VI made' - Hon Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Even though the project has a cost totalling some $85 million-plus, including cost overruns of at least $40 million for the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park Project (TPP), former Communications and Works Minister, Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) insists that the TPP investment was one of the best the territory ever made.

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 15th, 2019
‘Forgive the debts’ of delinquent Crafts Alive vendors- Hon Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The issue of Crafts Alive vendors owing the ‘City’ in excess of half a million dollars came up for discussion at a press conference called by the Opposition on November 13, 2019.

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.

October 30th, 2019
Hon Vanterpool to Hon Malone: ‘Put the long answers aside & help’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Opposition Member and Fourth District Representative, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool is advocating for immediate help for persons who are yet to receive any form of housing assistance since the passage of the 2017 hurricanes.

October 22nd, 2019
'BVI not a begging society'- NDP Gov't told UK while refusing aid

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has detailed a shocking tale as told by United Kingdom (UK) officials on how the former Dr D. Orlando Smith led National Democratic Party (NDP) administration allegedly refused international help in the height of suffering following the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017.

October 22nd, 2019
Hon Vanterpool warns of 'rocky road' ahead in HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Taking umbrage that Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) had called the Virgin Islands (VI) Opposition a 'Law unto itself," while in power, former Minister of Government under the previous National Democratic Party (NDP) administration, Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) moved to lash out at House Speaker Hon Julian Willock for what he called an endorsement of the Premier's statement.

October 17th, 2019
Gov't travels to face HoA scrutiny

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- When the Seventh Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands commences today Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 10:00am in Road Town, Tortola, the travels of the Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led administration will be placed under the microscope in the name of accountability.

September 18th, 2019
'Sign that document, borrow the money & lets get on with it'- Hon Vanterpool

MEYERS ESTATE, Tortola, VI - Even as Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in a press conference yesterday afternoon, September 17, 2019, had called his trip to the UK a success on behalf of the territory, Opposition Member Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) is still pushing for the UK Loan Guarantee agreement to be signed as is, so that the territory can move forward with its rebuilding.

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