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HoA boosts security with screening of ‘gallery viewers’

-Protecting against rogue citizens?
The Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) today, June 3, 2019, have implemented new security measures to screen persons seeking to enter the Gallery of the House Chambers to view the proceeding. Photo: Facebook
The new security measure comes a few days after Social Commentator, Rosemary R. Rosan-Jones aka ‘Cindy’ had threatened to shut the HoA down after inquiring how to remove the 3-month old Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government from office. Photo: Facebook/File
The new security measure comes a few days after Social Commentator, Rosemary R. Rosan-Jones aka ‘Cindy’ had threatened to shut the HoA down after inquiring how to remove the 3-month old Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government from office. Photo: Facebook/File
The House of Assembly is now screening persons wishing to enter the Gallery for the proceedings. Photo: VINO/file
The House of Assembly is now screening persons wishing to enter the Gallery for the proceedings. Photo: VINO/file
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) today, June 3, 2019, implemented new security measures to screen persons seeking to enter the Gallery of the House Chambers to view the proceeding.

According to Information reaching Virgin Islands News Online (VINO), the screening via a hand-held metal detector is being carried out by officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) as a means of enhancing the security of the House.

‘Shut the s*!t down’ – Rosan-Jones

The new security measure comes less than one week after word of a planned protest at the House and Social Commentator, Rosemary R. Rosan-Jones aka ‘Cindy’ threatening to shut the HoA down after inquiring how to remove the 3-month old Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government from office.

With the 2nd & 3rd readings of Immigration (Amendment) Act 2019 back on Order Paper for today’s Fourth Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly, Ms Rosan-Jones cited frustration at a Thursday, May 23, 2019, opposition meeting in the East End/Long Look Community Centre over Premier and Minister of Finances, Andrew A. Fahie's plans to forge ahead with his immigration reform plans. 

“I’m frustrated and if I have to walk inside of the House of Assembly on Monday [July 3, 2019] and shut that s*!t down I’m going to do that!” Rosan-Jones said.

Up to publication time, efforts to contact Commissioner of Police, Michael B. Matthews over why exactly the HoA has boosted its security, proved futile.

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14 Responses to “HoA boosts security with screening of ‘gallery viewers’ ”

  • qc (03/06/2019, 14:36) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well sah look thing
  • Juan Ping (03/06/2019, 16:06) Like (21) Dislike (8) Reply

    Some body meet to ring her behind a slap in she r@$% and shut her @$&# up!

  • wize up (03/06/2019, 18:26) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    I looked high & then I looked low and could not find Cindy no where at the 03 June 2019 sitting of the house of assembly: as a matter of fact the motion before the house related to the same immigration matter was passed....
    • Luvz (03/06/2019, 21:11) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Lol @ wize up. You gave me a good chuckle. I can’t believe you took her rant serious and expected her to show up and shut down HOA. I must say she is one passionate lady when it comes to things that affect her rights as a Virgin Islander.
    • East passy (03/06/2019, 22:18) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      She didnt had to go..Hon Andrew Fahie changed it somewhat..lol!
  • wize up (04/06/2019, 02:34) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I guess the vanterpool saga is back on the books
    sometimes is pays to put your brain in gear before putting your mouth in motion: these talk-shop protesters just full of jive: reminds you of the politicians talk a set of muck; then what?
  • zero (04/06/2019, 05:54) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    What happened to the protest called for by the opposition
    • @ zero (04/06/2019, 06:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      They do not have credibility the opposition is weak weak weak
    • BBC World Service (04/06/2019, 07:38) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ zero. according to reports reaching our news desk Fraser, Caines, Turnbul, Vanterpool & Penn did not even join the debate , leaving the House of Assembly during its Committee-Stage. If this matter was so sensitive why did the Loyal Opposition walkout of sitting of the House of Assembly.
  • Hmmmm (04/06/2019, 07:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    She’s lacking some serious D:
  • Hmm (04/06/2019, 09:15) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    this cindy. someone needs to crank her bugly @$$ a hard $!@p.. she makes the dogs sick. she need to go and siddung and find ways on how to get a new face.
  • Well Sah (04/06/2019, 09:58) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ayo aint see that whole R...n family lost half of their marbles?, from captain to cook. The rest of their marbles must be in her father's country of birth


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