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UPDATE: HoA abruptly ends until tomorrow, Dec 18, 2018

After moving a motion for money, the Virgin Islands’ House of Assembly (HoA) was abruptly adjourned until Tuesday, December 18, 2018. Photo: VINO/File
All eyes will be on the Opposition side of the aisle for the pending change of the Opposition Leader from Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Chairman Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) to National Democratic Party 2 (NDP 2)—now called Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM)—Chairman Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL). Photo: VINO/File
All eyes will be on the Opposition side of the aisle for the pending change of the Opposition Leader from Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Chairman Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) to National Democratic Party 2 (NDP 2)—now called Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM)—Chairman Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL). Photo: VINO/File
Under the Constitution, the Governor must appoint whoever comes to him with a majority and at this time, with three political parties in the Opposition, the PVIM has 3, VIP 1, and Progressives United (PU) 1. Photo: VINO/File
Under the Constitution, the Governor must appoint whoever comes to him with a majority and at this time, with three political parties in the Opposition, the PVIM has 3, VIP 1, and Progressives United (PU) 1. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After moving a motion for money, the Virgin Islands’ House of Assembly (HoA) was abruptly adjourned until Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

The reasons for the sudden adjournment was not immediately known, however, HoA spokesman Mr Linton V. Leonard did not immediately respond to enquiries on the adjournment.

Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) understands the members are meeting in an informal session to discuss the Economic Substance (Companies and Limited Partnership) Act of 2018, a Bill that was never brought to the public for input. 

See previous story published this morning, December 17, 2018

HoA continues today December 17, 2018; Fahie still Opposition Leader

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Fourth Sitting of the Fourth Session of the Third House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands, will continue this morning Monday, December 17, 2018, at its semi-refurbished Chambers in Road Town, the capital city.

All eyes will be on the Opposition side of the aisle for the pending change of the Opposition Leader from Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Chairman, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) to National Democratic Party 2 (NDP 2)—now called Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM)—Chairman, Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL).

No letter at Government House

As of Friday, December 14, 2018, at the end of the business day, the Governor did not receive a letter signed by a majority of Opposition Members requesting the change.

Under the Constitution, the Governor must appoint whoever comes to him with a majority and at this time—with three political parties in the Opposition—the PVIM has 3, VIP 1, and Progressives United (PU) 1.

It is unclear what item the law making body will debate with when the House starts. However, there is some outstanding Legislation to be debated and sent to the committee, including the Economic Substance Act of 2018.

The HoA will be carried live on CBN-Radio 90.9 FM or you can log on to www.cbnvirginislands.com to listen to the proceedings.  

9 Responses to “UPDATE: HoA abruptly ends until tomorrow, Dec 18, 2018 ”

  • Crap (17/12/2018, 10:48) Like (33) Dislike (3) Reply
    I wouldn't tune my radio to hear that set of dishonourable people. Who elected the PeeVIM for them to come opposition. Somebody should lock all ah them up in HOA and lost the key
    • Feel n Sad (17/12/2018, 12:24) Like (34) Dislike (5) Reply
      For RONNIE to entertain a leadership over throw is disappointing . This is not the Ronnie I liked . They need to focus on representing people. Quit the bull .
  • voter (17/12/2018, 10:56) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    MY TWO CENTS SINCE ELECTION IS JUST A FEW MONTHS AWAY LET IT BE . WE NEED CARING PEOPLE AT THIS CRUIAL TIME NOT PEOPLE FIGHTING FOR POWER PLEASE LET US ALL WORK TOGETHER FOR THE BETTER MR SKELTON, MR FAHIE PLEASE WORK TOGETHER LET US TRY TO BRING BACK SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY OUR DECENDENTS FOUGHT FOR DO NOT LET IT GO AGAIN. REMEMBER THAT YEARS AGO MAN POWER USE TO GO A LONG WAY.
  • wize up (17/12/2018, 12:15) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    ladies and gentlemen this simply my personal view: moving forward I wish for the 13 persons whom we give the privilege to run our territory be more receptive and the 13 of them work hand in hand and side by side for the advancement of the people of these Virgin Islands: I find the modern politican to be very self righteous; share your ideas with each other rather than bashing and pulling down: after the vote process is done and an administration is sworn in(within those 4 years there is no more political party...simply 13 men and women with the mandate to do right by all the people of the British Virgin Islands....my personal opinion(some thing have to change because some things went wrong).....
  • Street reporter (17/12/2018, 12:19) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    So much Drama in this little place .Lord help us .send us Good Godly leaders .
  • stay adjourned (17/12/2018, 13:00) Like (26) Dislike (11) Reply
    Y'all need to stay adjourned and turn in ayo salaries for wasting time and humbugging up the Treasury.
  • Is this history in the making? (17/12/2018, 16:12) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    I do not proclaim to be more intellectual than most...but how can they be referred to as PVIM/Opposition when PVIM never contested a seat, never won a seat...They cannot stand in the HOA as PVIM. What the fudge is going on in this place? Where are the law-makers?
    • wize up (17/12/2018, 18:59) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ is this history: the 3 members who crossed the floor are all duly elected members of the current house of assembly: basically, it has nothing to to PVIM; the 3 of them were all winners at the polls: any 13 persons voted into electoral offices are no longer party but members of an administration: it is normal for us to still associate sitting members of the house with a given political party..old school kinda ting: not to long ago we had Oneal, Fahie; fraser(vIP)...on the oppersition side was also Christopher(?)
  • Ms P (17/12/2018, 21:57) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The circus goes on


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