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Gov't travels to face HoA scrutiny

- Hon Vanterpool plans to grill Premier Fahie on travels from March 2019 to Present
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 am 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. Photo: VINO/File
'Today, I plan to be in the House of Assembly, where, along with other members of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, we will be fielding a number of questions to the Premier and his Government Ministers,' Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) said ahead of the setting, while noting that the travels of the VIP Government will be placed under the microscope. Photo: VINO/File.
'Today, I plan to be in the House of Assembly, where, along with other members of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, we will be fielding a number of questions to the Premier and his Government Ministers,' Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) said ahead of the setting, while noting that the travels of the VIP Government will be placed under the microscope. Photo: VINO/File.
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.

Details of Travels 

"Today, I plan to be in the House of Assembly, where, along with other members of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, we will be fielding a number of questions to the Premier and his Government Ministers," Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) said ahead of the sitting. 

According to the Order Paper, a key question that will be posed to Premier Fahie is for him to detail the travels of himself and Ministers from March 2019 to present date.

According to the HoA Order Paper released yesterday, October 16, 2019, Hon Vanterpool will ask of the Speaker, "Could the Hon Premier and Minister of Finance, give a detailed report to this Honourable house on his travels and other ministers travels on behalf of the People of the Virgin Islands, from March 2019 to present, including the purpose, destinations, dates, members of the various destinations and the associated costs?"

Since taking office, the Premier and his team have been on several diplomatic trips, including to regional meetings, to the UK to negotiate better terms surrounding the Loan Guarantee for the VI, along with industry trips to boost the local tourism sector.

"We expect to get some answers as we continue to hold this Administration accountable to you the people of these beautiful Virgin Islands," Mr Vanterpool said.

Stream & Watch Live  
 
The HoA is being carried live on CBN Radio 90.9 FM, CBN-Television Channel 101 on Flow TV and you can also follow the coverage live online at www.cbnvirginislands.com and live stream on House of Assembly BVI on YouTube.

4 Responses to “Gov't travels to face HoA scrutiny”

  • Grumpton (17/10/2019, 10:47) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Finally, Vanterpool doing something useful in the house... It's a good question.
  • Go with that (17/10/2019, 14:24) Like (3) Dislike (9) Reply
    At least when vip travels it’s for we the people when NDP travels it’s for self and them own conflict of interest
  • Accountability Alright! (17/10/2019, 14:57) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Its about time, these P C Bs (Political Caribbean Vacations) be accounted for; and we don't care to hear an BS about the former government. Ya'll ran on Accountability, Transparency...and good governance. Please roll the recorder. Sh...t$ or get off the d pot.
  • Jaigon (17/10/2019, 19:21) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Can any government function without the leader of the country or any member of government travel when they have to. Once you are a member of government or opposition, the need to travel will always arise. Anyone who disapproved government travel when it’s in the interest of the country have to be an ass


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