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June 16th, 2019
Premier Fahie asks Speaker to swear in Mark H. Vanterpool to HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Noting that he is of the view the matter over the swearing in of Fourth District Representative-Elect Mr Mark H. Vanterpool, which is pending before the Court of Appeal, has been hanging over the territory for an inordinate amount of time and has become a source of discord and bitterness among persons, Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has asked Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Julian Willock to and swear in Mr Vanterpool at the next HoA sitting.

June 12th, 2019
‘Vanterpool should be paid as D4 Representative-elect' - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Social Commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline says Fourth District (D4) Representative-Elect, Mr Mark H. Vanterpool should be compensated as per recommendations in the Virgin Islands (VI) Constitution 2007, in spite of him not being sworn-in as a Member of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA).

June 11th, 2019
$35,000 budgeted for D4 By-election – SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the matter surrounding the District 4 (D4) seat of Representative-elect, Mr Mark H. Vanterpool and House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker Hon Julian Willock heading to the Court of Appeal for the final decision, the Deputy Governor’s Office has already budgeted for a By-election should the Appeal's Court rule in favour of the HoA.

May 20th, 2019
D4 saga is ‘a pissing contest’ - Elton Callwood

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the case surrounding House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker Hon Julian Willock Vs Fourth District Representative-Elect Mark H. Vanterpool heading to the Court of Appeal for the final decision, social commentator Elton Callwood is calling the entire debacle a "pissing contest", meaning a competition between rivals to determine superiority and predominance.

May 19th, 2019
UPDATE: No one in HoA can 'direct' Speaker - Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The legal fees incurred in the court battle between Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA) Honourable Julian Willock and Fourth District Representative-Elect Mr Mark H. Vanterpool will be brought to the House of Assembly when the legal issues are completely resolved in the courts.

May 18th, 2019
'We are in a constitutional crisis' – Hon Maduro-Caines on D4 Saga

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The current impasse surrounding the District 4 saga that has stricken the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), can ultimately lead to the United Kingdom (UK) stepping in and taking over according to Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6) who further noted that the country is in a 'constitutional crisis' due to the issue.

May 15th, 2019
'D4 saga is not about Willock or Vanterpool' - Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – ZBVI 780am ‘Honestly Speaking’ commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline is imploring that the saga surrounding the Fourth District seat of Representative-elect, Mr Mark H. Vanterpool and House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker, Hon Julian Willock is not about the characters involved, rather, it’s a matter of constitutional precedence and the dialogue must continue.

May 9th, 2019
HoA sits Friday May 17, 2019; Business as usual

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the matter surrounding the District 4 (D4) seat of Representative-elect Mr Mark H. Vanterpool and House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker Hon Julian Willock heading to the Court of Appeal for the final decision, the HoA has indicated that until then it will be business as usual.

May 8th, 2019
Mark H. Vanterpool should be made to ‘forfeit’ nomination fee- Caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A caller to the talk show Speak Out BVI with host Doug Wheatley on ZBVI 780 AM on May 7, 2019 suggested that Fourth District Representative-Elect Mr Mark H. Vanterpool be made to forfeit his $1000 paid as nomination fee for the February 25, 2019 General Elections.

May 7th, 2019
Speaker Willock moves to Court of Appeal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Speaker of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Honourable Julian Willock today Tuesday, May 7, 2019, filed an appeal on the ruling handed down by Justice Ann-Marie Smith on May 2, 2019, which ordered among other things that HoA Member-elect, Mr Mark H. Vanterpool be sworn into the House.

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