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Hon Marlon A. Penn to be appointed Opposition Leader

-Speaker and Deputy Premier to be named
Following a crushing and devastating defeat from Virgin Islands Party (VIP) in the February 25, 2019, General Elections, National Democratic Party (NDP 1) Deputy Chairman, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) will become the new Opposition Leader in the new House of Assembly (HoA). Photo: Facebook
Senior sources within the NDP 1 told our news centre that Hon Penn got support from both Hons Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) and Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6) in a letter to Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert, giving him a majority. Photo: VINO/File
Senior sources within the NDP 1 told our news centre that Hon Penn got support from both Hons Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) and Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6) in a letter to Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert, giving him a majority. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following a crushing and devastating defeat from the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) in the February 25, 2019, General Elections, National Democratic Party (NDP 1) Deputy Chairman, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) will become the new Opposition Leader in the new House of Assembly (HoA).

Hon Penn will commence the role at the First Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) after Chairman of the NDP, Mr Myron V. Walwyn lost his At-Large seat by over 600 votes. 

Senior sources within the NDP 1 told our news centre that Hon Penn got support from both Hons Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) and Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6) in a letter to Governor Augustus J. U.  Jaspert, giving him a majority. 

Another member with interest?

According to sources, there was another Opposition Member lobbying to hold the post, however, the person did not get the support.

Meanwhile, new Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has not named his Deputy Premier nor the person expected to take up the post of Speaker of the HoA.

It is believed the announcements will be made in the coming days as the Cabinet is expected to be sworn in on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

7 Responses to “Hon Marlon A. Penn to be appointed Opposition Leader”

  • Rest Haven for HOES (28/02/2019, 12:10) Like (11) Dislike (19) Reply
    So mission complete huh guys? You put the so called "MOST DIVISIVE" party leader out the government. Same party now is lead by a "Generations from here" leader. You all must be happier than pig in slop.
  • The Mac (28/02/2019, 13:14) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    If the Divisive one was as good as you think he would be the opposition leader right now wouldn't he?
  • bat cave (28/02/2019, 16:04) Like (26) Dislike (2) Reply
    Just happy Myron out
  • Interested (28/02/2019, 18:05) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    Congratulations Marlon. Please give of your best to the people of these Virgin Iskands
  • Real (01/03/2019, 10:09) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply

    The opposition has more experience right now than the government. Dont forgot our new premier said if he have to he will get outside help.

  • Power vs Strategy (01/03/2019, 11:01) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
    I always thought it was a better political and wining strategy to have Marlon as the NDP leader .But as usual , Loyalty and Power blur their wisdom and vision .. NDP maybe back in Government next 4 yrs with Marlon as their leader ....
  • wize up (01/03/2019, 23:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    let us make the former chairman a special consultant to the government(poor chat can only cater the refreshments for the house of assembly for the next 4 years) from hero to zero(that had to hurt)


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