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September 18th, 2014
‘There are elements in MoF to be dealt with!’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI - “Something is suspect about the tender process, I know the intellectuals will get on me for this but they have to excuse me, something is suspect about the tender process. I don’t say it’s the persons involved with the evaluations, I kind of feel I happen to know where it is because they have some elements in the Ministry of Finance (MoF) that need to be dealt with,” said Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

September 17th, 2014
Governor to decide on COI into SCB Harbour Project – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Questions surrounding the recent Auditor General’s report of the Sea Cow’s Bay (SCB) Harbour Project arose earlier today September 17, 2014 at a press conference called by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith where he indicated that any further investigations would have to be ordered by the Governor His Excellency John S. Duncan OBE.

September 16th, 2014
‘I have absolutely nothing to hide!’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA has released a statement to the media to dispel what he described as the inaccuracies being peddled in a report by the Auditor General on the Sea Cow’s Bay Harbour Development Project.

September 15th, 2014
‘Don’t believe that the British won’t step in! – Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Doug Wheatley believes the British could intervene if the House of Assembly continues on its current course and has warned that not because the Territory is doing well in certain respects means that the British won’t step in if needed.

September 12th, 2014
‘Acting Speaker’s ruling cannot be overruled’ – Dep. Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Deputy Premier Dr. the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) said that then acting Speaker of the House of Assembly Honourable Delores Christopher (R5) acted in accordance with the Standing Orders on August 14, 2014 and as such her ruling cannot be overruled even by the substantive Speaker of the House of Assembly Ingrid A. Moses.

September 12th, 2014
‘If the report is accurate take me to Balsum Ghut!’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Third District and former Minister for Communications and Works Hon Julian Fraser RA said that if the Auditor General’s report on the Sea Cow’s Bay harbour project is accurate, he is prepared to go to jail.

September 11th, 2014
Hon Ralph T. O’Neal supports Govt's Tax Matters Bill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE today September 11, 2014 not only supported the Government’s Mutual Legal Assistance (Tax Matters) (Amendment) Act, 2014, but also voted for it to be passed at the same Sitting during which it was introduced.

September 11th, 2014
EXCLUSIVE: Hon Julian Fraser dismisses Report on SCB Project

SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola VI - From Monday of this week our news room was bombarded with calls and other secret contacts from high level sources within the National Democratic Party asking to meet someone to provide us with a copy of the Auditor General’s Report on the Sea Cow’s Bay Harbour Development Project authored by Ms. Sonia M. Webster.

September 11th, 2014
Hon Andrew A. Fahie to Boycott today’s Sitting of HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the First District Hon Andrew A. Fahie will be boycotting the commencement of the Ninth Sitting of the Third Session of the Second House of Assembly today September 11, 2014, citing Government’s continued disregard for the established practices and conventions and saying he would not condone practices that are questionable and detrimental to good governance.

September 10th, 2014
‘Gov. William B. McCleary didn’t meet expectations’ – Hon Julian Fraser, RA

ROAD TOWN Tortola, VI - “It is obvious that the past Governor did not step up to the expectation of the people of this Territory,” stated Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party and Legislator in the House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands Honourable Julian Fraser, RA (R3).

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