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‘Dejected’ Opposition to hold press conference today, Nov 2

- following its walkout of the HoA on October 31, 2023
Two days after storming out of the House of Assembly (HoA) on losing another battle with the Premier Natalio D. Wheatley-led Government, the all-male His Majesty’s Loyal Opposition will be holding a press conference today, Thursday, November 2, 2023. Photo: PVIM/Facebook/File
The Opposition press conference, to be aired live on the Facebook and YouTube pages of the House of Assembly, will be held from 4:00 PM. Photo: Facebook
The Opposition press conference, to be aired live on the Facebook and YouTube pages of the House of Assembly, will be held from 4:00 PM. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Two days after storming out of the House of Assembly (HoA) on losing another battle with the Premier Natalio D. Wheatley-led Government, the all-male His Majesty’s Loyal Opposition will be holding a press conference today, Thursday, November 2, 2023.

The Opposition, led by Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), had walked out of the Fifth Sitting of the First Session of the Fifth HoA after it lost a vote on a motion moved by the government side for the reordering of the Order Paper to have the lengthy Questions & Answer Segment pushed back to the end of the proceedings.

Hon Skelton had said in an interview on ZBVI 780 AM on October 31, 2023, that the Opposition was going to meet on November 1, 2023, and would then update the public as to when it would return to the HoA.

The Opposition was absent when it was time for the Question and Answer segment; however, Speaker Hon Corine N. George-Massicote said the Opposition would have to re-submit its questions for the next sitting.

The press conference, to be aired live on the Facebook and YouTube pages of the House of Assembly, will be held from 4:00 PM.

23 Responses to “‘Dejected’ Opposition to hold press conference today, Nov 2”

  • herbs power (02/11/2023, 10:02) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Lorna in VIP corna really left yall with a hang ova.
    • Get focused (02/11/2023, 14:43) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      The Opposition and Government are fighting each other while ignoring the real elephant in the room which is the Governor and his UK bosses and their modern day slavery whip of an order in council to suspend a constitution in the 21st century if the BVI do not do what they say, how they say, and when they say to do it even if it is not in the best interest of the people and the economy and culture of the BVI. The Government and Opposition are continuing to fight the WRONG FIGHT!
  • Six (02/11/2023, 10:22) Like (16) Dislike (5) Reply
    powerless men want to hold a conference for the media. Why bother!
  • jack@$$ (02/11/2023, 10:27) Like (15) Dislike (8) Reply
    This opposition is poor. They want to be like the republicans in the USA and be a blockage to the elected government just for the game of politics when they are there for the people to get value for their money and to be a watchdog. Their egos are sickening to me and I can see why they couldn't form a government and they are still reacting to that debacle.
  • 2023 (02/11/2023, 10:38) Like (11) Dislike (6) Reply
    It is simply for political power because in that circle we have ronnie, marlon, turnbull, walwyn not leaving out fraser

    shut down occean conversation a locally owned business for Bi Water(run talk that) yet got the nerve to speak about the lack of water(we U have free time pass through sea cows bay there you can still see the water plant just simply rotten away(your tax money- who shut that water plant down & for what reason

    ronnie, marlon, turnbull and walyn:
    that group under NDP squandered millions of the taxpayers money(the plane, the wall, the pier park and not forgetting that 8 million associated with the sewage project up there in east end) play the tape

    some of us love to forget the political foolishness
    those guys need to get more serious about running our little country because our forefathers worked hard……..London just looking on
    • @2023 (02/11/2023, 10:47) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
      The Pier Park was the best thing to happen in the BVI in 30 years, proven fact! The economic value/activity derived as a result of the Pier Park is rivaled by nothing else in the entire BVI, try again.
      • To @2023 (02/11/2023, 11:32) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
        We all agree the Pier Park is one of the best things happened to the BVI but not for the inflated cost. This made it one of the best robberies in the BVI also....oh...and the 8 million dollar plane.
      • hello (03/11/2023, 00:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        40 million in over run and still not complete so open both eyes
    • @2023 (03/11/2023, 08:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You forgot about the 600+ acres of Beef Island land that the NDP government allowed to be returned to a foreign investor aka 'real estate agent' and how they almost caused us to lose our fishing industry because of this.
  • Xxx (02/11/2023, 11:12) Like (11) Dislike (8) Reply
    Set of confusion makers not a man studying them
  • History (02/11/2023, 11:20) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
    For those who have short memories like some of the present Opposition Members as well as and some of you posting comments against the government for this action to move the questions further down on the agenda of the House of Assembly Sitting, please be mindful of two things:
    1) Ronnie, Myron, Mitch, and Marlon were all members of the NDP who made this action a regular at each Sitting for years when they were in government at every session of the House of Assembly through their boss Orlando and never once did any of them object. So how come all of a sudden the shoe is on the other foot it is a problem. They are only reaping what they sowed.
    2) The action is legal as it is allowed under the laws of the House of Assembly once the majority agrees. It does not mean the questions will not be asked but it will be done later in the proceedings of the House of Assembly. The rules to make this shitlft just needs an approval by the majority and not everyone.

    This is nothing new nor nothing illegal. The Opposition needs to sit down in the House and do the people's work and stop this unnecessary show hoping to gain political points. We the people are hurting and need representation, NOT A SHOW!
  • facts (02/11/2023, 11:21) Like (5) Dislike (6) Reply
    They could not come together to form the government we gave them. But now they can come together to create noise, mischief, and stir up anger and more division in the country. What a set of people.
  • Kermit the Frog (02/11/2023, 11:23) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    Ah confused. The wall man telling people Skelly is no leader. He also tell people Smurf is ah waste ah time as a leader of NDP. Smurf telling people Skelly loss it and he too soft. The mischiefmaker 2nd district one trying to get his party to move Skelly to make he leader & he saying deh wall man going jail. None of them trust Fraser. Ftaser telling people deh wall man going balo. Deh list is long n factual how dem truly feel about each other in deh opposition. So wah show dem putting on for deh camera to try to fool deh people dem. Misery really likes company. Ah gon bac to sipping meh tea buddy. Deh ole people does say dem mek deh dog sick wid dem highpocricy.
  • hold on (02/11/2023, 11:28) Like (5) Dislike (18) Reply
    All of them in HOA should have walked out long ago when a man who is arrested for corruption and could go jail enter the House to sit down as a Member.
  • Count on it (02/11/2023, 11:29) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    Wherever Mitch, Marlon & Myron is in any organization you can count on confusion and mischief. The only difference is Mryon is more organized with it than the other two.
  • Amazing (02/11/2023, 11:36) Like (7) Dislike (9) Reply

    I am amazed how Myron is the one making the most noise and this man is charged with corruption. He makes Trump look like a joke.

  • Hypocrisy (02/11/2023, 11:39) Like (7) Dislike (13) Reply
    You better believe if it was another elected official arrested and charge like Myron is and Myron was free and clear then Myron would be bringing that up every minute and going after that elected member. Yet Ronnie and all of them seem to be fine with an arrested member on corruption charges leading the charge for integrity.
  • (02/11/2023, 11:51) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    The opposition has no credibility one of their members has been arrested and charged for government funds over a wall
  • StreetLawyer (02/11/2023, 12:02) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    We don't want to hear what none of them have to say, period. Five blind mice. Blind leading the blind. 5 little boys in men's bodies
  • the way it is (02/11/2023, 12:06) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    @2023. I find your comments to be very bias.against the opposition. The same and many other statements could be made of members of the sitting government especially with the $40. million of the taxpayers money that was squandered by this group to their families, friends and cronies without conscience and without accountability. There are faults on both sides of the fence so we must not be too quick to crucify one set and then free the other. Let’s call a spade a spade.
  • smh (02/11/2023, 12:56) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Fraser should be shame to sit with them man after what they did to his wife the best account general
    • @SMH (03/11/2023, 07:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      The Premier under which she fell back then. He's not in power. Stop with these political separation tactics. Move on.

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