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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.

June 22nd, 2020
VIP Gov't discovers over $1.5M in unpaid NDP bills

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - More than $1.5M in unpaid bills left by the Dr D. Orlando Smith's National Democratic Party (NDP) government has been discovered following complaints from several venders about the Virgin Islands (VI) Government owing them monies for unpaid work.

May 21st, 2020
Majority in Opposition helped to constrain VI finances - Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says even as the Virgin Islands' (VI) Opposition Members tout their own 'COVID-19 Strategic Economic Recovery Plan', the majority of the members helped to create constraints in accessing financial resources for the Territory.

May 20th, 2020
COVID-19: Skelton-Cline lambasts Opposition as 'arsonist & firemen'

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands Opposition, led by Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) with members Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3), Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) and Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2), came in for high criticism from 'Honestly Speaking' moderator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline following an Opposition press conference yesterday, May 19, 2020.

May 18th, 2020
Opposition lays down 'COVID-19 Strategic Economic Recovery Plan'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8), on behalf of Opposition Members Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3), Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) and Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2), has released to the media a detailed economic recovery plan for the Territory, which it also plans to disseminate to the general public in the coming days.

April 17th, 2020
'Keep putting on' curfews until we get it right - Hon Vanterpool

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Fourth District Representative in the Virgin Islands (V) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Mark H. Vanterpool has endorsed calls for more curfews against COVID-19, noting that the Territory should not hide but, rather, work together as a group to find solutions going forward.

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