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HoA continues today Tuesday October 9, 2018

HoA continues today Tuesday October 9, 2018. Photo: VINO/File
Embattled Speaker Ms Ingrid A. Moses Scatfliffe is still presiding over the House. Photo: VINO/File
Embattled Speaker Ms Ingrid A. Moses Scatfliffe is still presiding over the House. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Island’s (VI) Legislature is currently in session as it continues the meeting of the fourth session of the Third House of Assembly (HoA).

Last week the HoA passed the ‘Prison Act, 2018.’  

The Bill had no input from either Prison rights groups or the public in general.  

Government Ministers who would have seen the Bill in Cabinet still opposed many aspects of the Bill. 

Health and Social Development Minister, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton(AL), had called for some of the penalties to be ‘revised.’

The public is not aware of what was passed in the final Bill last week after debate and Members spent hours in Committee session.  

Still left on the Order Paper is the Human Rights Commission Act, 2018” while the status of the Recovery Board's regulations, remain unclear.

Ingrid A Moses still in Chair

The embattled Speaker Ms Ingrid A. Moses Scatfliffe, the National Democratic Party candidate with the Honourable Myron W. Walwyn’s (AL) wing of the party is still presiding over the House.  

Attorney General Baba Aziz, as expected, said that there was nothing illegal to prevent her from doing so.

Many political and social commentators believe she should step aside as her running and remaining as House Speaker undermines the impartiality of the body.

5 Responses to “HoA continues today Tuesday October 9, 2018”

  • Observer (09/10/2018, 13:18) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    she will not be elected so she better enjoy her speakership
  • facts (09/10/2018, 13:40) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    They do not care about what is right just POWER
  • Street reporter (09/10/2018, 14:33) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    The two biggest offenders of human rights in the BVI are the work force. (Labour / Employers) Our Schools and xpat children immigration.. These are easy fix if they really need to fix them...
  • Interested (09/10/2018, 22:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Did somebody say schools ? Here’s a story worth pursuing
    VINO .. do your research
    The Master and his disciples pretend they they care about the youth but actions speak louder than words. Good teachers go unnoticed while some of the worst are put on a pedestal. And that one from St Lucia that wa recently moved out of Anegada.VINO need to investigate she has been in the Principal’s office almost as much as de P with all the allegations of abuse .. y’all ‘twas emotional and physical ... covered up by yours truly (de ole Principsl yalls good tattooed neck blue haired friend
    Ask whether this country can afford to ignore it safety and well-being of students while they are in the care of certain people.: other teachers witness but to scared to put their names on a written report as whistleblowing has been proven to cause hardship here in these spectacular Christian based Virgin Islands
  • just asking.... (10/10/2018, 04:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Does any one really care about a house sitting?

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