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House of Assembly met today May 29, 2018; informal session

House of Assembly (HoA) met today Tuesday, May 29, 2018, in an informal session at the request of Leader of Government business Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL). Photo: VINO/File
Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), is fighting for his political survival along with the United Kingdom (UK) who on May 1, 2018, voted to impose public registry for beneficial ownership on all Caribbean Overseas Territories that could result in a collapse of the local economy. Photo: VINO/File
Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), is fighting for his political survival along with the United Kingdom (UK) who on May 1, 2018, voted to impose public registry for beneficial ownership on all Caribbean Overseas Territories that could result in a collapse of the local economy. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Territory’s Parliament known as the House of Assembly (HoA) met today Tuesday, May 29, 2018, in an informal session at the request of Leader of Government business Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL).

Dr Smith is fighting for his political survival as rebel backbenchers and his National Democratic Party (NDP) progressive wing are planning to oust him as party President at a meeting scheduled for June 23, 2018.

The 73-year-old Leader is also in a fight with the United Kingdom (UK) who on May 1, 2018, voted to impose public registry for beneficial ownership on all Caribbean Overseas Territories that could result in a collapse of the local economy and widespread layoffs, flight of capital and poverty.

Some ducked the meeting

Many Legislators were a no-show at the informal meeting held at the House of Assembly Chambers, in Road Town the capital city, where the topic was ‘Election demonstration using machines'. 

Members ducking the informal meeting were some of Premier Smith’s front bench Ministers Hon Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) and Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL).

Also not present according to senior NDP sources were Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) and Dr the Honourable Hubert R. O’Neal (R9).

The meeting ended around 2:15 P.M., and it is unclear when Legislators will meet for public business.

2 Responses to “House of Assembly met today May 29, 2018; informal session”

  • Carthandwheel (29/05/2018, 16:36) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    Allegiance to the Queen or marching against the Queen? If you don't know where you are going any road....
    I am for complete internal self government NOW.
  • Thing to talk (29/05/2018, 17:25) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    A prophet is not honoured in his home town. The hand writing is on the wall a long time ago stop fighting up your self brother. TIME clock ticking STAY focus on the now. The smallest child can read that hand writing.


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