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UPDATE: HoA Sitting for today rescheduled to September 2, 2019

- HoA Speaker said postponement due to approaching Tropical Storm
The Sitting of the House of Assembly (HoA) scheduled for today, Monday August 26, 2019 has been pushed back to September 2, 2019. Photo: VINO/File
Speaker of the House of Assembly Hon Julian Willock told our news desk in an invited comment today, August 26, 2019, that the House of Assembly has been postponed because of the ‘weather that everyone needs to monitor.’ Photo: VINO/File
Speaker of the House of Assembly Hon Julian Willock told our news desk in an invited comment today, August 26, 2019, that the House of Assembly has been postponed because of the ‘weather that everyone needs to monitor.’ Photo: VINO/File
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Dorian, located a couple of hundred miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles. Photo: NHC
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Dorian, located a couple of hundred miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles. Photo: NHC
The House of Assembly (HoA) last met on Friday, August 2, 2019. Photo: VINO/File
The House of Assembly (HoA) last met on Friday, August 2, 2019. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The House of Assembly Sitting scheduled for today, August 26, 2019 has been rescheduled to September 2, 2019, according to information reaching our newsroom.

The 6th Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly was initially scheduled to resume on Thursday, August 8, 2019; however, Public Relations Officer from the House of Assembly, Mr Linton V. Leonard had announced via press release on August 6, 2019 that the Sitting was rescheduled to August 26, 2019.

However, this morning Speaker of the House, Hon Julian Willock told our news desk- in an invited comment- that the House of Assembly has been postponed because of the “weather that everyone needs to monitor.”

Hon Willock also said the postponement came after consultation with the Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and Leader of the Opposition, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8).

The HoA last met on Friday, August 2, 2019.

DDM advises to monitor Tropical Storm Dorian

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has been urging residents of the Virgin Islands to continue to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Dorian and be prepared to take action if any watches or warnings are issued.

The DMM, in a 5:00 am update, said on the forecast track, the center of Dorian is expected to be near the Windward Islands late today and tonight and move into the eastern Caribbean Sea on Tuesday.

It said maximum sustained winds have increased to near 60 mph with higher gusts. Slow strengthening is forecast during the next few days, and Dorian could be near hurricane strength on Tuesday and Wednesday while it is over the eastern Caribbean Sea.

According to the DDM, the [British] Virgin Islands could begin experiencing wind gusts as early as Tuesday evening.

“Rain bands and Squall like conditions from Dorian is expected however, this information is subject to change as the system gets closer,” the DDM stated.

See previous article published August 7, 2019

HoA reconvenes Monday August 26, 2019

Legislators may have more time to ‘jump up’ for the Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival since there will be no sitting of the House of Assembly (HoA) until Monday August 26, 2019.

The 6th Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly was initially scheduled to resume on Thursday, August 8, 2019; however, Public Relations Officer from the House of Assembly, Mr Linton V. Leonard announced via press release on August 6, 2019 that the Sitting has been rescheduled.

“On behalf of the Speaker, Hon Julian Willock and the Members of the House of Assembly I wish to announce that the 6th Sitting of the House of Assembly will resume on Monday the 26th of August rather than on Thursday the 8th of August, as previously announced. Please stay tuned for further information,” Mr Leonard stated.

The HoA last met on Friday, August 2, 2019.

10 Responses to “UPDATE: HoA Sitting for today rescheduled to September 2, 2019”

  • ccc (07/08/2019, 11:30) Like (5) Dislike (11) Reply
    Too much dramma but we are watching
  • TurtleDove (07/08/2019, 15:30) Like (21) Dislike (6) Reply
    love him or hate him the esteemed Speaker got the House under order!!! something we had not seen for the last 8 years!

    I tune in now to listen
  • pat (08/08/2019, 05:46) Like (15) Dislike (13) Reply
    At least it’s not a circus anymore with the likes of funny man and his business partner gone forever
  • Just saying (26/08/2019, 09:09) Like (6) Dislike (15) Reply
    A little rain coming and Willock put off the people business? We need a speaker with balls!
    • Outlaw (26/08/2019, 11:27) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
      @ Just saying, it’s not about little rain ass, it’s about a system that can potentially be a hurricane, so everyone except you have to monitor closely. If you read the story well it says after consultations with Premier and Leader of the Opposition, where did it say Willock our off the HOA.
      • Reply (26/08/2019, 12:31) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
        These fools just like hating on the esteemed...but he is no cashew without a nut
    • Brains over balls (26/08/2019, 11:28) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Good thing we think with our brains and not balls. balls thinking is what caused Irma to mash us up cause no body thought to put the country on preparation and watch. sic
  • Goodesence (26/08/2019, 12:23) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    All other government workers had to report to work why they postposed the HOA?


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