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UPDATE: Limited Partnership Act 2017 still not passed; HoA continues tomorrow

The Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA) will continue on Wednesday December 13, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. Photo: VINO/File
The Eleventh Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly continues on December 11, 2017 at Ritter House in Wickhams Cay II, Tortola. Photo: VINO
The Eleventh Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly continues on December 11, 2017 at Ritter House in Wickhams Cay II, Tortola. Photo: VINO
The Marriage (Amendment) Act 2017, which will allow visitors to the Virgin Islands to tie the knot on the same day of arriving to these shores, was in the House of Assembly on Thursday December 7, 2017. Photo: Internet Source
The Marriage (Amendment) Act 2017, which will allow visitors to the Virgin Islands to tie the knot on the same day of arriving to these shores, was in the House of Assembly on Thursday December 7, 2017. Photo: Internet Source
WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA) has still not been able to pass the Limited Partnership Act 2017.

The Bill, which is intended to help the Territory market limited partnerships as another investment opportunity, was expected to be wrapped up during the continuation of the Eleventh Sitting of the Second Session of the Third HoA on Monday December 11, 2017.

However, the Sitting yesterday started in Committee Stage around 2:30 P.M., an hour and a half late, and had an early recess.

The HoA will continue on Wednesday December 13, 2017 at 2:00 P.M.

See previous article published December 9, 2017

HoA to continue Monday Dec 11, 2017

The Eleventh Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands will continue on Monday December 11, 2017.

The HoA last met on Thursday December 7, 2017 at Ritter House in Wickham’s Cay II on Tortola and was able to pass the Marriage (Amendment) Act 2017, which will allow visitors to the Virgin Islands to tie the knot on the same day of arriving to these shores.

The Act (Cap 272) was previously amended on September 3, 2012, to allow couples to get married 24 hours after arriving to the Territory.

Legislators are now debating the Limited Partnership Act 2017, which is expected to be wrapped up this Monday.

The objective of the Limited Partnership Act 2017 is to help the Territory market limited partnerships as another investment opportunity.

Bills already passed at this Eleventh Sitting of the Second Session of the Third HoA, are the Continuity of Business Act 2017, formerly Financial Services (Special Circumstances) Act 2017; the Micro Business Companies Act, 2017; and the Marriage (Amendment) Act 2017.

The public, civil society and the media have long complained that Bills are introduced in the House of Assembly (HoA) without proper explanation by the mover of the bills, public meetings for input from stakeholders and an attempt to explain to the ordinary man and woman how the legislation will improve their lives.

15 Responses to “UPDATE: Limited Partnership Act 2017 still not passed; HoA continues tomorrow”

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