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April 15th, 2019
D4 Saga: Speaker’s Attorney hits back at AG in Court

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the heat in the saga of the Virgin Islands (VI) District 4, House of Assembly (HoA) seat gets hotter, House Speaker Hon Julian Willock’s Attorney, Anand Ramlogan, SC, said the court should allow the HoA to address the issue of Mark H. Vanterpool’s resignation if the court agrees with the submissions made by the Attorney General (AG), Baba F. Aziz, that the House was capable of dealing with the matter.

April 15th, 2019
Land titles soon for Anegada residents - Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) says his Ministry is working on giving out land titles to Anegada residents as promised on the 2019 campaign.

April 13th, 2019
Knockout punch for Vanterpool as Judicial Review dismissed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Justice Ann Marie-Smith has rejected Mark H. Vanterpool's application seeking leave for a judicial review over House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker, Hon Julian Willock’s refusal to swear him in as Fourth District representative in the HoA.

April 12th, 2019
Vanterpool Vs HoA Speaker in High Court resumes today, April 13, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the hearing of Mark H. Vanterpool’s request for a Judicial Review into House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker, Hon Julian Willock’s refusal to swear him into the District 4 seat commencing yesterday, April 12, 2019, the case will continue today, Saturday, April 13, 2019.

April 12th, 2019
PHOTO of The Day: Premier Fahie meets Miami Mayor Francis X. Suarez

MIAMI, Florida, USA - Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) had an official meeting with Mayor of Miami, Florida, Francis X. Suarez on April 11, 2019, to discuss some diplomatic relations between the US State and the People of the Virgin Islands (VI).

April 12th, 2019
Too many complaints @ Immigration Dep’t - Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has announced some sweeping changes coming to the Virgin Islands (VI) Immigration Department following several complains over its operation.

April 12th, 2019
Vanterpool, Speaker hire lawyers for Judicial Review

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Initially set for 9:30 am today April 12, 2019, the Judicial Review over the saga surrounding House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker, Hon Julian Willock and District 4 Representative-Elect, Mark H. Vanterpool—over the D4 seat—has been delayed until 11:00 am because both sides were arguing on some procedural arrangements.

April 11th, 2019
Vanterpool vs HoA Speaker to be heard in High Court April 12, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our newsroom from National Democratic Party (NDP) sources is that the matter brought to the court for a Judicial Review by Mr Mark H. Vanterpool, over the saga between him and House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker Hon Julian Willock regarding his resignation letter, has a court date.

April 11th, 2019
'NDP felt VI people were stupid' - Kaream K. Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Hard Talk radio host Kaream K. Pickering aka 'Picko Moff', in his vicious tirade against the fallen National Democratic Party (NDP) administration is leaving no stone unturned in lashing out at the former Premier Dr D. Orlando Smith and Myron V. Walwyn led political party.

April 10th, 2019
‘Marlon is a Puppet, not a Leader’ – Kaream K. Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio host and Social commentator, Kaream K. Pickering aka 'Picko Moff' is of the view that for the National Democratic Party (NDP) to ever have a chance at power again in the Virgin Islands (VI) they will need new faces and a stronger leader.

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