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July 23rd, 2018
HoA to resume Tuesday July 24, 2018; Many Bills but no public input

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The House of Assembly (HoA) will resume its sitting on Tuesday July 24, 2018. The Parliament last met on Thursday July 19, 2018 where it was rough for Government Ministers, as they struggled to answer many of the questions truthfully, at times holding back information.

May 15th, 2018
Minimum wage goes up to $10.50 on June 1, 2018 in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The US Virgin Islands (USVI) minimum wage is set to see its final phased increase to $10.50 per hour as part of a bill ratified by the 32nd Legislature and signed into law by Governor Kenneth E. Mapp.

March 5th, 2018
Legislation on accountability will be worked on closer to elections- Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Members of the opposition and residents alike have been calling for the National Democratic Party (NDP) government to be transparent and accountable, not only with the territory’s finances but in everything. In the Speech from the Throne, read in the First Sitting of the Third session of the Third House of Assembly on March 1, 2018, legislation to do just that were listed in the plans for the session.

March 2nd, 2018
Churches are the next target- 2018 Speech from Throne; Did anyone listen?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The average resident is now preoccupied with getting a roof over his heads, a job, and crime overwhelming the Virgin Islands (VI).

January 21st, 2018
Consumer Protection Bill to reach HoA before 2018 ends- Hon Marlon A. Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Junior Minister for Trade and Investment Promotion, Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) has assured that the long anticipated Consumer Protection Bill will be taken before Cabinet soon.

November 27th, 2017
‘Missteps in past coming home to roost’- Hon Fraser on crime

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the murder rate here in the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) reaching an unprecedented 10, with one more month still to go in 2017, Opposition Member Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has gone a step further than condemning the gun violence by proposing solutions to the problem.

November 17th, 2017
UPDATE: HoA continues at 1:00 PM today November 17, 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands will continue today November 17, 2017 at the Government's Arbitration Center in Ritter House on Wickham’s Cay II, Tortola.

November 15th, 2017
New UK Police & Crime Bill could affect VI Offshore Financial Sector

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While the Virgin Islands might be preoccupied with the rebuilding efforts after two powerful Category 5 hurricanes, Irma and Maria, destroyed the Territory, a new Bill seems to have slipped the eye of local government.

November 13th, 2017
Bills to get 1st, 2nd & 3rd readings in HoA today, Nov 13, 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The public, civil society and the media have long complained that Bills are introduced in the House of Assembly (HoA) without proper explanation by the mover of the bills, public meetings for input from stakeholders and an attempt to explain to the ordinary man and woman how the legislation will improve their lives.

October 24th, 2017
New Ltd Partnership Act 2017; Another VI investment tool

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- The post hurricanes Irma and Maria House of Assembly (HoA) meeting was held on Thursday October 5, 2017 at the home of the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League gymnasium, the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff's Bottom, Tortola.

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