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Local Politics

August 1st, 2019
Poor financial records for festival under NDP – Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In his bid to hold the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government accountable, Opposition Leader Marlon A. Penn (R8) has lashed out at Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture Dr The Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), calling him 'irresponsible' for lacking information on spending by the Virgin Islands Festivals and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) over the years.

August 1st, 2019
Opposition Leader says HoA running a 'limousine service'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following questioning from Opposition Leader Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) over the number of vehicles purchased by the Administration since taking office, Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) revealed that the House of Assembly (HoA) purchased a total of four new vehicles for its office.

July 31st, 2019
‘VI’s actions towards UK must not be reactions’ – Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - With Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, now at the helm of government in the United Kingdom, the Virgin Islands (VI) and other British Overseas Territories (OT’s) should be on high alert for a renewed push of policies that they view as an overreach by the colonial power.

July 30th, 2019
NDP Legislators did ad hoc business with Gov't- Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following some amount of Opposition backlash over the disclosure and subsequent motion carried for House of Assembly (HoA) Legislators, Hons Neville A. Smith (AL) and Carvin Malone (AL) to conduct business with the government, Minister for Education & Culture, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has questioned whether past members of the National Democratic Party (NDP) had followed the process.

July 29th, 2019
‘Cindy’ to Hon Malone: “My mouth helped your Gov’t to be elected!”

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First announced in the Order Paper of the Fifth Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands (VI), Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) at the Thursday July 25, 2019, House sitting moved motions to protect two of his legislators from having to vacate their elected seats.

July 29th, 2019
Hon Vanterpool trying to derail VI’s progress - Julio S. Henry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Remarking that the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government has the best interest of the country at heart, 'Hard Talk’ radio host and outspoken social commentator, Julio S. Henry aka ‘Sam’, in a July 25, 2019 social media post, lambasted Fourth District Representative, Hon Mark H. Vanterpool, accusing him of trying to derail the progress of the Virgin Islands (VI).

July 27th, 2019
Hon Penn blasts Premier; Says Consumer Protection failed before NDP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following comments from Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) that VI’s Consumer Protection Bill had been thirty years in the making, having failed under the National Democratic Party (NDP), Opposition Leader Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has fired back saying that the NDP was not in power 30 years ago.

July 26th, 2019
‘NDP sabotaged own consumer protection efforts’ – Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the Consumer Protection Act, 2019—a bill proposed since 1995—now committed to a Select Committee on the way forward, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), in crediting his administration for bringing the bill to the HoA, said the previous National Democratic Party (NDP) government had sabotaged its own efforts to get the bill off the ground.

July 26th, 2019
2 years jail for youth who looted TV ‘doesn’t add up’- Hon Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Sixth District Representative Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines is the latest to publicly weigh-in on the recent sentencing of a young man, a first time offender, to prison for two years for looting a $286.76 flat screen television in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in September 2017.

July 25th, 2019
Motion to be moved for Hons Smith & Malone to get exemptions for Gov’t contracts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When the Fifth Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands (VI) resumes today, Thursday July 25, 2019, at the House Chambers in Road Town, Tortola, Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) will move motions to protect two of his legislators from having to vacate their elected seats.

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