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New session of HoA set for Nov. 14, 2019

- Speech from the Throne to be read
Just about two weeks after the House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands was prorogued, lawmakers will return to Parliament for the First Sitting of the Second Session of the Fourth HoA on November 14, 2019. Photo: VINO/File
His Excellency, the Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert will be delivering the Speech from the Throne at the First Sitting of the Second Session of the Fourth House of Assembly on November 14, 2019. Photo: VINO/File
His Excellency, the Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert will be delivering the Speech from the Throne at the First Sitting of the Second Session of the Fourth House of Assembly on November 14, 2019. Photo: VINO/File
The ‘unconventional’ Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government led by Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has been criticised by some but praised by many for their courage in tackling pressing but controversial issues that have persisted for years due to fear, personal political interests or lack of political will. Photo: GIS/File
The ‘unconventional’ Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government led by Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has been criticised by some but praised by many for their courage in tackling pressing but controversial issues that have persisted for years due to fear, personal political interests or lack of political will. Photo: GIS/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Just about two weeks after the House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands was prorogued, lawmakers will return to Parliament for the First Sitting of the Second Session of the Fourth HoA on Thursday, November 14, 2019.

Section 83(1) of the Virgin Islands Constitution Order, 2007 (U.K.S.I. 2007 No. 1678), provides that the sessions of the HoA shall be “held at such times and places” as the Governor, acting in accordance with the advice of the Premier, appoints by Proclamation published in the Gazette.

His Excellency, the Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert will be delivering the Speech from the Throne at the new parliamentary session, according to a press release from the Office of the House of Assembly today, November 1, 2019.

The Speech, which is written by the Government of the day, represents the Administration’s legislative agenda and the public will be listening with keen ears on some of the Bills to be passed by the ‘unconventional’ Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government led by Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

The current regime has been criticised by some but praised by many for their courage in tackling pressing but controversial issues that have persisted for years due to fear, personal political interests or lack of political will.

Consumer protection legislation and immigration reform are just two of the heavy bills tabled in the HoA by the vibrant VIP Government, which has promised many more Bills to help improve the livelihood of all Virgin Islanders.

The First Sitting of the Second Session of the Fourth House of Assembly will be held from 10:00am on November 14, 2019 and will be broadcast live on CBN Radio 90.9 FM, CBN-Television Channel 101 on Flow TV and it can also be followed live online at www.cbnvirginislands.com.

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