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Local Politics

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.

July 24th, 2019
Vanterpool acted like an 'enemy of the state' - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called on all members of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) to publically denounce the actions of Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) following a vicious verbal attack against the Premier and other members of the public and private sectors.

July 22nd, 2019
Tweaked ‘Fast Track’ initiative resumes July 24, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The controversial, 'Clear path to regularisation: Residency and Belonger Status Programme' aka the ‘Fast Track’ initiative let by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has been tweaked and is back on track for its Wednesday, July 24, 2019, relaunch.

July 22nd, 2019
EU out to damage VI's financial services sector - Gerard St C. Farara QC

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands’ Queen’s Counsel (QC) and member of the Inner Bar, Mr Gerard St. C. Farara, QC, says the European Union (EU) through its Economic Substance requirements has devised a plan to damage the local financial services sector of the Virgin Islands (VI) after achieving limited success in reaching previous detrimental objectives.

July 20th, 2019
'Education is a right of VI’s differently-abled' - Hon Penn

PORT OF SPAIN, T&T – Opposition Leader, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) of the National Democratic Party (NDP) has pledged his party’s commitment to continue supporting the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) programmes that assist the Territory’s most vulnerable citizens, in areas like education and health.

July 20th, 2019
‘Expect more verbal outbursts from Opposition’ – Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – On the heels of a vicious attack from the a newly sworn-in Fourth District Representative, Hon Mark H. Vanterpool against the Leader of the Virgin Islands (VI) and others in the public and private sector, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says the public can expect more attacks as probes into corruption under the former administration continues.

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