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May 22nd, 2019
Next HoA sitting set for June 3, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The House of Assembly (HoA), the Virgin Islands Parliament, will meet again on June 3, 2019, according to the Clerk of the HoA, Mrs Phyllis Evans in a press release today, May 22, 2019.

May 22nd, 2019
'Trust companies forcing out VIslanders' – Gloria A. Fahie

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI - Trust companies in the Virgin Islands (VI) have been accused of raising their bars above the heads of locals, paving the way for an influx of non-Caribbean persons to flood that industry.

May 21st, 2019
‘No info removed from gov’t drives’ - Dr Smith on BVI Airways

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Premier, Dr D. Orlando Smith has lashed back at current Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) over claims he made at the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) that files on the botched $7.2M BVI Airways deal have either been deleted or have gone completely missing from both the Ministry and at the Premier’s office and which has prompted an investigation.

May 21st, 2019
Myron V. Walwyn resigns as NDP Chairman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The embattled leader of the Opposition National Democratic Party (NDP) and former legislator, Mr Myron V. Walwyn, today, May 21, 2019 tendered his resignation as Chairman of the National Democratic Party.

May 20th, 2019
D4 saga is ‘a pissing contest’ - Elton Callwood

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the case surrounding House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker Hon Julian Willock Vs Fourth District Representative-Elect Mark H. Vanterpool heading to the Court of Appeal for the final decision, social commentator Elton Callwood is calling the entire debacle a "pissing contest", meaning a competition between rivals to determine superiority and predominance.

May 20th, 2019
Hiring of bodyguards has nothing to do with ‘kickbacks’- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the Opposition keen to get Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) to divulge information about his personal security, Premier Fahie clapped back to say if he is made to reveal such information to the public then every Member of the House of Assembly (HoA) will also have to do the same.

May 20th, 2019
Stonewalled! No paper trail in $7.2M BVI Airways deal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Having now to answer for the $7.2M BVI Airways deal that crumbled under the previous Premier, Dr. D. Orlando Smith’s National Democratic Party (NDP) administration, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) dropped a bombshell that even as the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) is now at the helm of government, little to no information can be found on the botched project and missing funds.

May 19th, 2019
UPDATE: No one in HoA can 'direct' Speaker - Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The legal fees incurred in the court battle between Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA) Honourable Julian Willock and Fourth District Representative-Elect Mr Mark H. Vanterpool will be brought to the House of Assembly when the legal issues are completely resolved in the courts.

May 18th, 2019
'We are in a constitutional crisis' – Hon Maduro-Caines on D4 Saga

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The current impasse surrounding the District 4 saga that has stricken the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), can ultimately lead to the United Kingdom (UK) stepping in and taking over according to Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6) who further noted that the country is in a 'constitutional crisis' due to the issue.

May 17th, 2019
'Fast Track Initiative' causing division, but Premier is right – Caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the debate over immigration reform in the Virgin Islands (VI) continues, it appears that the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) ‘Fast Track Initiative’ led by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) is creating some amount of rift over whether the move by the administration to regularise expats living and working in the Virgin Islands for 15 years and more should be priority at this time.

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