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Local Politics

July 30th, 2014
VINO STATEMENT: Mark Vanterpool a desperate disgrace

Ladies and Gentlemen it was brought to our attention that Mr. Mark H. Vanterool on July 29, 2014 launched a blistering attack on Virgin Islands News Online and its staff while debating the House of Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee Report on the Cruise Ship Development Project.

July 30th, 2014
NDP Govt. caves on Censor Bill following wide condemnation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The House of Assembly yesterday July 29, 2014 passed the new Computer Misuse and Cybercrime Bill 2014 after Governor William Boyd McCleary rejected the original Bill which was passed in the House on March 13, 2014.

July 29th, 2014
Hon Myron V. Walwyn wants PAC cruise pier report withdrawn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn called for the Final Report of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on the cruise pier project to be withdrawn because of the procedural failures and the factual inaccuracies.

July 29th, 2014
UPDATE: Hon Fahie renews call for DFS Gaskin to be disciplined

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the First District Hon Andrew A. Fahie is of the belief that actions of Deputy Financial Secretary (DFS) Wendell M. Gaskin warrant strong disciplinary action not only for his misrepresentation of facts in the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) but also for displaying behaviour unbecoming of the office he holds.

July 28th, 2014
Hon Maduro-Caines dismisses PAC evidence on cruise pier project

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Sixth District Honourable Alvera Maduro-Caines declared her non-support for the Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) final report on the cruise pier project, saying that it lacks evidence despite testimonies from present and former Ports Authority officials and other public servants who testified before the PAC earlier this year.

July 25th, 2014
Hon Marlon A. Penn denounces PAC cruise pier report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Eighth District and member of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) from the Government side Hon Marlon A. Penn on Wednesday July 23, 2014 denounced the PAC’s final report on the cruise pier project.

July 24th, 2014
Ex PS Clyde Lettsome refused interview over Greenhouse - Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the Virgin Islands populace is consumed by the Auditor General Report on the Cruise Pier Development Project that uncovered corruption, conflict of interest and that no one was looking out for the interest of the taxpayers, another report, despite given little attention or ‘ink’ has been made public.

July 24th, 2014
Hon Walwyn again attacks online media sites!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Known for his hostility towards online media sites, Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn again launched a scathing attack on the free press, making disparaging comments in the House of Assembly while contributing to the debate on the Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) final report on the cruise pier project.

July 24th, 2014
Stadium ground breaking ceremony – Govt. duty or political campaign meeting?

EAST END/LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – Sarcasm, mockery and cynicism were rife among Ministers of Government yesterday evening July 23, 2014 at an event which was expected to be one where the government would have been acknowledging its obligations to its people.

July 23rd, 2014
Hon Vanterpool denies divesting Investment Club shares to relative

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie and Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool squared off in the House of Assembly yesterday July 22, 2014 during a speech by the former on the Final Report of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on the cruise pier development project.





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