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House of Assembly to meet on August 1, 2017

- Lawmakers are also scheduled for an informal meeting on July 20, 2017
The House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands is scheduled to meet on Tuesday August 1, 2017. Photo: VINO/File
It is unclear when the House of Assembly meets on August 1, 2017 whether the Opposition led by Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), left, will fire questions to Ministers of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government of Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL), right. Photo: VINO/File
It is unclear when the House of Assembly meets on August 1, 2017 whether the Opposition led by Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), left, will fire questions to Ministers of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government of Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL), right. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While communication from the House of Assembly (HoA) and the Dr Smith-led National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration are most often not forthcoming, many persons thought that the HoA was prorogued for the June-July-August recess.

However, this is not the case as the law making body is scheduled to meet on Tuesday August 1, 2017, according to a senior NDP official who spoke to our newsroom.

The Order Paper has not been seen by the source as Members are just being advised of the meeting date. The source, who normally speaks to our newsroom, also mentioned that there will be an informal meeting/sitting of Elected Members on Thursday July 20, 2017.

Usually informal Sittings of the HoA are not opened to the Public and they are an opportunity for all 13 elected Members to be briefed on a Bill or for some national issue to be discussed before it reaches a formal Sitting.

It is unclear when the Body meets on August 1, 2017 whether the Opposition Virgin Islands Party will fire questions to Government Ministers.

The Virgin Islands Parliament, a one House Chamber, last met on June 13, 2017 in Road Town, the capital city.

9 Responses to “House of Assembly to meet on August 1, 2017”

  • Concerned (17/07/2017, 22:43) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    they need to let the public have the notes of the informal sittings
  • Scientist (17/07/2017, 22:46) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    VINO please tell us when the House will be dissolved to make way for a new election, now that will be Breaking News
  • circus (18/07/2017, 05:19) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Who cares when they meet?
    • Low Grade (18/07/2017, 08:35) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      Exactly! Nobody gives a hoot. Them man got a deplorable house of assembly the last 6 years. Pray for better candidates next election.
  • pat (18/07/2017, 10:22) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thanks vino you are always ahead of the rest
  • Jack B Nimble (18/07/2017, 18:34) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Everyone asked why so much crime and violence.. Here is why..House of Parliament... The great profit Bob Marley warn us over and over.."Laws cause crime and violence, laws are made to oppress the poor and the weak while the rich and powerful roam freely,,"
  • next elections (18/07/2017, 21:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Let's start with a Repeal and Replace of the House in 2018-19
    • @ next elections (18/07/2017, 22:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Repeal and replace with whom? I see no one who can replace or do better than who's there presently..


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