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HoA Sitting for this week postponed

- New proposed date is April 15, 2021
The House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands (VI), which was scheduled to meet on Thursday, April 8, 2021, has been pushed back tentatively to April 15, 2021. Photo: VINO/File
Speaker of the House of Assembly Hon Julian Willock suspended the House of Assembly Sitting scheduled for April 8, 2021, after consultation with the Premier Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and the Leader of the Opposition Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8). Photo: Facebook
Speaker of the House of Assembly Hon Julian Willock suspended the House of Assembly Sitting scheduled for April 8, 2021, after consultation with the Premier Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and the Leader of the Opposition Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8). Photo: Facebook
DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands (VI), Honourable Julian Willock has postponed the HoA sitting scheduled for Thursday, April 8, 2021.

The reason for the suspension was not given; however, HoA spokesperson Linton V. Leonard informed the media today, April 6, 2021, that after consultation with the Premier Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and the Leader of the Opposition Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8), Speaker Willock “has agreed to suspend the Seventh Sitting of the Third Session of the Fourth House of Assembly that was previously scheduled for Thursday, 8th April 2021.”

HoA now slated for April 15, 2021

The proposed new date, according to Mr Leonard, is Thursday, April 15, 2021. 

“This is in keeping with the power invested in the Honourable Speaker under Standing Order 10 (1) and (5),” Mr Leonard stated.

Some legislators, including the Opposition Leader, have been in self-isolation after being exposed to the coronavirus; however, it is not clear whether that is the main reason behind the postponement.

5 Responses to “HoA Sitting for this week postponed”

  • one eye (06/04/2021, 21:10) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    I will miss the drama
  • BREAKING NEWS (06/04/2021, 21:34) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Do we have an outbreak?
    • Sunflower (06/04/2021, 22:32) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      They needed to postpone it from long.

      Can’t be isolating after being exposed to the virus and come out of isolation straight into HOA without testing.
    • Excuses Government (07/04/2021, 05:07) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      More excuses. I wonder whats their motive,, Something bad they up to...Isnt the Sea Port due to Open on April 15th, Where the elected officials are expected to be there in observation and celebration, then how can they announce the HOA reschedule date as April 15th.. We kno they are not thinking clearly, ask me, I think its something bad this excuses government is up to.. Hon Marlon Penn already cautioned them to open the Sea port as promised, it must be something he is hearing..
  • Rubber Duck (07/04/2021, 09:21) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hurry back people I miss seeing the esteemed wig


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