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HoA adjourned abruptly; Next meeting date unknown

- Emergency Meeting with Legislators held instead; Governor Jaspert supports VI’s position
Opposition Members Hons Andrew A. Fahie (R1), left, and Julian Fraser (R3), right, will have to wait a while longer to have their questions answered as the House of Assembly (HoA) was abruptly adjourned yesterday, Tuesday May 1, 2018. Photo: VINO/File
Premier, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), left, reportedly took a call sitting next to Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert, right, from a very senior official from the British Home Office following the UK Government’s decision to back a Bill that forces Overseas Territories to make public beneficial owners of offshore companies on May 1, 2018. Photo: VINO/File
Premier, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), left, reportedly took a call sitting next to Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert, right, from a very senior official from the British Home Office following the UK Government’s decision to back a Bill that forces Overseas Territories to make public beneficial owners of offshore companies on May 1, 2018. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Opposition Members will have to wait a while longer to have their questions answered, as the House of Assembly (HoA) was abruptly adjourned yesterday, Tuesday May 1, 2018.

The HoA Sitting was to start around the same time that the United Kingdom's House of Commons voted against the Territory’s interest in the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill 2018, with amendments to make selected Overseas Territory’s offshore registry public, a move opposed by the Smith Administration.

Instead the Premier, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), asked for an adjournment of the HoA, and part of his day was to take a call sitting next to Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert from a very senior official from the British Home Office.

Our newsroom was not able to obtain information on the call, as the Governor’s Office did not respond to queries up to publication time.

However, HoA Members used the time to have discussions yesterday May 1, 2018 on the fallout of the vote by the British Parliament.

No date has been set for a new Sitting where the agenda items will include answers to questions posed by the two members of the Opposition.

Governor is with VI

Meanwhile, Governor Jaspert, a British national who represents Queen Elizabeth II and the UK Government in the British Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands, said “Very disappointing news in UK Parliament on public registers for the Overseas Territories.”

In a tweeter message he spoke about the need for his country “to support the BVI's well-regulated financial services, as we continue our hurricane recovery.”

5 Responses to “HoA adjourned abruptly; Next meeting date unknown”

  • TurtleDove (02/05/2018, 15:12) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Governor might get recalled lol
    • @TurtleDove (03/05/2018, 01:04) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      The Governor will not be recalled as he is playing his role well and which is to appear to support BVI and get the government and opposition to believe that he is on their side. TurtleDove you have to understand that persons in certain positions exceptionally highly influential ones are usually placed there for a reason and that is to carry out specific activities. The world is being controlled by a handful of persons through many groups and the majority of us are still in la la land thinking that it is not possible. It is a tag team strategy. The BVI is being pressured to give up something and maybe more and the government or Dr. Smith is not saying what it is and cannot as the whole country is going to be in an uproar. Several persons here in the BVI boast about having worked at the UN, worldbank/imf, UK Govt and EU offices in Brussels and now only to realise that it was all just a camouflage to suck us in to believe that these entities care about us. Now we see that that is quite the opposite. People and TurtleDove please read the Confessions of an Economic Hitman by John Perkins, Circle of Intrigue by Texe Marrs, and Pawn in the Game by Guy Carr. To gain that global control is also through the infiltration of local societal groups of rotary, lions, zonta, and others. Wake up my people.
  • Honour Rebel (02/05/2018, 15:43) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    His Excellency better becareful with commenting on this vote.

    Respect the vote...don't feel bad for us. We the people messed up by voting in these white collar thieves who brought us where we are today.

    AGAIN RESPECT THE VOTE CAUSE WE WILL GET BETTER.

    BRING THOSE WHITE COLLAR THIEVES IN GOVERNMENT TO JUSTICE.
  • Socrates (02/05/2018, 16:00) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Was the Guv tweet b4 or after the House of Common vote? Is the Guv truly rolling with the BVI? Did the FCO give the Guv some free line? Is the Guv at risk of being recall? Is the Guv feeding where he is tied? Has the Guv had enough of the BVI?
  • cay (03/05/2018, 00:32) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    Bottom line NDP MUST GO


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