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Local Politics

June 4th, 2020
'I heard me & Fraser looking to put licks on Governor'- Hon Turnbull

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Second District Representative, Hon Melvin M. Turnbull said he only seconded a motion moved by Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) to reprimand the Governor, His Excellency Augustus J.U. Jaspert, to 'get an understanding,' of where it was going.

June 3rd, 2020
VI Youth Parliament hosted second training session

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI - Nominees for the Virgin Islands Youth Parliament participated in their second training session on June 2, 2020.

June 3rd, 2020
HoA resumes @ 2:00pm today with debate of motion against Gov Jaspert

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - The highly anticipated Eighth Sitting of the Second Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) will re-convene at 2:00 pm this afternoon, June 3, 2020, at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff's Bottom, Tortola, where the motion moved by Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) to reprimand the Governor over his handling of the BVI Airways Audit Report will be debated.

June 2nd, 2020
Hon Penn 'trying to taint & block legitimate assistance' to people - Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9), who also has oversight for Social Security in the Virgin Islands, has fired back at Opposition Leader, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) for questioning how the Government was able to source money from the Social Security Board (SSB) to fund its $62.9M COVID-19 economic stimulus plan.

June 1st, 2020
Hon Fraser dropped a 'bombshell' to reprimand Gov Jaspert - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Social Commentator and ZBVI 780 AM 'Honestly Speaking' radio host, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called a 'bombshell', the actions of veteran politician and Third District Representative, Hon Julian Fraser, RA to move a motion to reprimand a sitting Governor in the Territory.

June 1st, 2020
Governor silent on accusations of 'interference' with legislature

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the BVI Airways audit report at the centre of the controversy, a usually combative Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert has remained silent days after public accusations of interference with the legislative arm of the Virgin Islands (VI) government.

May 28th, 2020
Governor tried to 'urge' HoA to meet & table BVIA report - Speaker

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Governor of the Virgin Islands, His Excellency, Mr Augustus J. U. Jaspert in efforts to meet the statutory deadline for the laying of the Auditor General prepared BVI Airways report to the House of Assembly (HoA), has been accused of interfering with the legislative branch.

May 23rd, 2020
Governor denies accusations of painting Premier in 'negative light'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) His Excellency Mr Augustus J. U. Jaspert has denied accusations of painting the Premier, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in a 'negative light' during the question and answer segment of his latest press conference on Thursday, May 21, 2020.

May 22nd, 2020
St Kitts & Nevis PM Harris praises VI Premier Fahie for COVID-19 leadership!

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Regional powerhouse leader and Prime Minister of the Federation of St Christopher (Kitts) and Nevis, Dr the Honourable Timothy S. Harris, who is the former Chairman of the Caribbean Community, has lauded the local Premier, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), for his excellent work and leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 22nd, 2020
'These are not the times when only the Governor went to college'- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has reiterated calls for the UK to define and revisit its conditions surrounding the Protocols for Effective Financial Management in the Virgin Islands (VI) so that the Territory can move ahead with borrowing money from its reserves and create a sound COVID-19 economic stimulus package.

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