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March 27th, 2020
Stench of rubber mat sends emergency HoA into recess

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- The special emergency Sixth Sitting of the Second session of the Fourth House of Assembly, today, Friday, March 27, 2020, to address issues relating to COVID-19 in the Territory, had to be sent into recess over concerns raised about the foul smell emanating from a floor mat in the room.

March 26th, 2020
VI 'is highly capable of responding to crises' - Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - On the heels of the announcement of the first two cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Territory, Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) Mr Augustus J.U. Jaspert has said the VI is equipped to respond to the crisis, like previous crises that have hit the British Overseas Territory.

March 25th, 2020
'It hurts my heart' to take unfavourable measures - Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says his administration must do what is necessary to protect the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) from the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and this will include making unfavourable decisions.

March 25th, 2020
Premier & Opposition Leader 'join elbows' to tackle Coronavirus

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Addressing the Virgin Islands (VI) last evening, March 24, 2020, alongside Opposition Leader, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8), Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said now is not the time for division as the two pledged unity to tackle the threat of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Territory.

March 23rd, 2020
‘I have been honest in all my dealings’ in office - Myron V. Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As part of the highly-anticipated episode of ‘Real Talk’ with Karia J. Christopher, former Legislator and Minister for Education, Mr Myron V. Walwyn has moved to defend his name over the $1.6M Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) alleged wall fraud project in 2016.

March 20th, 2020
'Politics is a jealous lover' - Myron V. Walwyn tells 'Real Talk'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In one of the most highly anticipated episodes of the 'Real Talk' show with host Ms Karia J. Christoper, former embattled legislator and Minister for Education, Myron V. Walwyn has broken his silence in a 'tell-all' since his brutal February 25, 2019 elections loss in the Virgin Islands (VI).

March 18th, 2020
‘Beaconite’ tries to bully Premier & pronounces his name wrong

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Armed with a long list of questions and demanding that they be answered, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) was forced to reprimand a reporter out of the ‘BVI Beacon’ for not only peddling incorrect information, but for pronouncing his name incorrectly on live radio and television.

March 18th, 2020
'Your shake hand is not welcomed!'- Hon Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Fourth District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) is drawing the line over handshakes amidst the global spread of Novel Coronavirus.

March 16th, 2020
Opposition Leader calls for closure of schools for next 30 to 60 days

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Affirming his support to the Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led government and the measures being implemented to protect the Territory against the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Opposition Leader, Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) says the Virgin Islands' (VI) Opposition supports many of the initiatives the government is implementing, noting that the issues are of concern to all.

March 9th, 2020
VIP Gov't marks first year with thanksgiving services

SOUTH VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - In the second of two church services to mark its first year in office, the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Administration led by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), held a thanksgiving service last evening Sunday, March 8, 2020, at the Sanctuary of Hope New Testament of God Church in South Valley, Virgin Gorda.


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