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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.

May 17th, 2019
Protestors seek to have Mark H. Vanterpool sworn in to HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A group of protesters have shown up at the House of Assembly (HoA) requesting that Fourth District Representative-Elect Mr Mark H. Vanterpool be sworn in as a Member of the HoA today, May 17, 2019.

May 16th, 2019
Premier asked to divulge personal security details @ May 17, 2019 HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) will be asked to release the full details surrounding the hiring of bodyguards and his personal security into the public domain, even as he has been facing assassination threats since becoming Premier of the Virgin Islands (VI).

May 15th, 2019
Are we really losing our country all over again??

Alred C. Frett

Immigration – The Sore that won’t heal:

All across the World immigration remains a hot button issue; whether it’s new like Windrush and Brexit or Islamophobia and Border Walls, or old like, Australia, South Africa, Denmark or Brazil, the common thread is for the Oppressors to take away and develop the Properties of others by deceit or force and then lay sole claim to these Properties while victimising the original owners.

May 12th, 2019
Hon Fahie salutes mothers as hallmark of Territory

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the world celebrates the achievements and sacrifices of mothers as part of ‘Mother's Day 2019’, Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) spared no moment to salute the mothers of the territory on the special occasion.

May 9th, 2019
HoA sits Friday May 17, 2019; Business as usual

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the matter surrounding the District 4 (D4) seat of Representative-elect Mr Mark H. Vanterpool and House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker Hon Julian Willock heading to the Court of Appeal for the final decision, the HoA has indicated that until then it will be business as usual.

May 8th, 2019
Mark H. Vanterpool should be made to ‘forfeit’ nomination fee- Caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A caller to the talk show Speak Out BVI with host Doug Wheatley on ZBVI 780 AM on May 7, 2019 suggested that Fourth District Representative-Elect Mr Mark H. Vanterpool be made to forfeit his $1000 paid as nomination fee for the February 25, 2019 General Elections.

May 7th, 2019
Speaker Willock moves to Court of Appeal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Speaker of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Honourable Julian Willock today Tuesday, May 7, 2019, filed an appeal on the ruling handed down by Justice Ann-Marie Smith on May 2, 2019, which ordered among other things that HoA Member-elect, Mr Mark H. Vanterpool be sworn into the House.

May 7th, 2019
Applications for residency & belonger status open May 13, 2019

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI - The collection of applications for persons seeking to attain residency status and belongership in the Virgin Islands (VI) through the ‘fast track initiative’ introduced by the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Administration led by Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) will begin on Monday May 13, 2019.


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