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Speaker nixes Vanterpool inquiry in HoA

Mark H. Vanterpool—the Candidate to secure the most votes in District Four at the recently held General Elections—was on hand for the sitting of the House of Assembly today, April 2, 2019, but was not sworn-in. Speaker of the HoA, Honourable Julian Willock, refused to entertain any questions or motions in relation to Mr Vanterpool and the empty D4 seat. Photo: VINO/Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Mark H. Vanterpool—the Candidate to secure the most votes in District Four at the recently held General Elections—was on hand for the sitting of the House of Assembly (HoA) today, April 2, 2019, but was not sworn-in.

In fact, Speaker of the HoA, Honourable Julian Willock, refused to entertain any questions or motions, in relation to Mr Vanterpool and the empty seat.

AG's Advice 

Opposition Leader, Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) had sought to query of the Speaker what obtains with the seat—this since Vanterpool was present in the HoA—and further, whether advice was sought from the Attorney General on the matter.

The Speaker in refusing the Opposition Leader's request, pointed to Section 24 of the HoA’s Standing Order, which speaks to the need for notice to be given in writing before moving a motion or question by a member.

Hon Willock further told the HoA Members the matter with the person in question will be decided at a later time and that he would not be pronouncing on it anymore, since it could very well be determined by a court of law.

16 Responses to “Speaker nixes Vanterpool inquiry in HoA”

  • asur (02/04/2019, 10:59) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
    Well sah thing to talk
    • Howdy doody (02/04/2019, 12:36) Like (16) Dislike (12) Reply
      Wha happin- esteem getin stream up and earring crazy think o him head - boy need o calm down and take some chill juic
    • In time (03/04/2019, 09:25) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      VIP better be careful with how they handle this.
  • Hola! (02/04/2019, 11:35) Like (50) Dislike (8) Reply
    What's the purpose of the blonde thing on the head? If its of importance, black man need a black one.
    • Reply (02/04/2019, 12:56) Like (18) Dislike (4) Reply
      I agree
    • VIlander (02/04/2019, 13:03) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      The colonial oppressors wore wigs fashioned after the Black Dreadlocked "Gods" of AEthiopia ie Imhotep etc. This is why the greeks cut their hair short and the practice was adopted by the romans, the rest of europ followed their example as theirs was the zenith of European civilization. Even USA continued it as they formed their new country and has a party called "The Wigs" Willock is probably just being overzealous with the position and symbolism to demonstrate the embodiment of the position and understanding of the authority the role weilds.
    • Internet Researched (02/04/2019, 16:18) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      I did a brief internet research on the wig thing and so far came up with only judges and barristers where these,in the court houses
  • @## (02/04/2019, 13:10) Like (54) Dislike (79) Reply
    Marlon had 2 terms in Government/HOA.
    He should know better than to ask this question today. NDP still want to run this country without any respect. They have to understand that they don't run things anymore.

    Stop the Bu-l Sh-t .
    • @## (02/04/2019, 16:02) Like (18) Dislike (27) Reply
      Willock tie he up Penn is no match for Willock or Fahie we see why he needs help from Mark
  • SB (02/04/2019, 14:09) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    OH GAAAWD! The wig the entire get up! How am i suppose to keep a stright face in there. HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! If you comfortable with yourself tell me you laughed when you 1st looked in the mirror with this colonizing outfit on.
  • Expat (02/04/2019, 16:00) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    I don't see UK speaker of the house wearing any wig. A suit and fashionable tie does the job.
  • clap clap (02/04/2019, 16:22) Like (18) Dislike (10) Reply
    Good job to both Fahie and JW. A little ruff start but a strong ending I love this Premier and Speaker thank you voters change and renewal have come to the BVI
  • wize up (02/04/2019, 17:37) Like (11) Dislike (11) Reply
    some folks overly concerned about #4 current reinstatement however very little concern or outcry about the 40 million associated with the pier park project(totally unbelievable)....
    • the rock (02/04/2019, 20:41) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply
      Running your mouth with no facts, the great one will be reinstated in due tine!
  • 40 m (03/04/2019, 03:58) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Some people should be in jail
  • Eagle Eye (03/04/2019, 07:02) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    It will be better to put on some common sense than that colonial wig.


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