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September 5th, 2020
'No time for division or petty politics'- Hon Malone to VI Opposition

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) in his latest address to the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) Hon Carvin Malone has urged the territory's opposition to bring an end to the petty politics relating to the government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 5th, 2020
Current VI constitution is 'disrespectful to the Premier' - Hon Vanterpool

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Fourth District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Mark H. Vanterpool has called the current VI Constitution Order 2007 as disrespectful to the highest democratically elected office, that of the Premier, over its stipulation to have a UK appointed Governor to chair the Cabinet.

July 31st, 2020
Police Commissioner's post should 'always' be filled by a local' - Hon Maduro-Caines

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Sixth District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6) has called for not only the Governor's seat to be filled by a local but for the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) to also be headed by a Virgin Islander, given that both positions are of national security.

July 28th, 2020
'Discriminatory that some Belongers cannot run for office' - Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Fourth District Representative and Virgin Islands Belonger, Hon Mark H. Vanterpool says it remains discriminatory that, according to the Virgin Islands Consitution, Order 2007, some Belongers have been disenfranchised from running for office in the Territory.

July 8th, 2020
Too many press conferences from unelected Governor- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Saying it is concerning the number of press conferences the current Governor H.E. Augustus J.U. Jaspert is having, commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has pointed out that previous Governors serving in the Virgin Islands have never injected themselves into public life and politics to the extent of Mr Jaspert.

June 27th, 2020
'I have no interest in Gov't coffers'- Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Fourth District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) says there are forces working against the Leaders of the VI, convincing the people that they are inferior and that the territory is incapable of leading itself.

June 25th, 2020
Hon Vanterpool slams Governor for trying to intimidate VI Premier

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Fourth District Representative in the House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Mark H. Vanterpool has accused the sitting Governor, H.E. Augustus J.U. Jaspert, along with past Governors, of what he called 'intimidation' of the democratically elected Premier of the Virgin Islands to lead the Territory, according to the mandate of the people.

June 25th, 2020
HoA had no clue $8M for EE/LL Sewerage Project was redirected- Hon Fahie

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has reiterated that the then National Democratic Party (NDP) Government illegally diverted monies from other vital projects to fund the development of Tortola Pier Park Project in 2015.

June 24th, 2020
‘I don’t have a clue!’ about $1.5M unpaid debt - Hon Vanterpool

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Former Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) said he has no clue about the over $1.5M unpaid debt left mostly at the Works Ministry by the former National Democratic Party (NDP) government.

June 23rd, 2020
Fahie gov't averted 'major negative effects' of COVID-19 - Hon Vanterpool

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Even as Opposition Leader, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) had moved to criticise some of the bold steps taken by the Fahie administration to combat COVID-19, Fourth District Representative, Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) has praised the government for taking the necessary proactive measures to keep the Territory safe.


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