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June 29th, 2021
HoA Members further equipped to carry out parliamentary duties

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Members of the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA) have been further equipped to effectively carry out their parliamentary duties, thanks to training conducted virtually by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association United Kingdom (CPA UK) on June 14, 21 and 28, 2021.

June 24th, 2021
'He was not being rude' – Skelton-Cline defends Speaker's banter before CoI

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Host of the Honestly Speaking Radio Programme on 780 AM ZBVI Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has defended the Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA), Honourable Julian Willock, who appeared before the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) last Friday, June 18, 2021.

June 23rd, 2021
CoI Commissioner reportedly tried to bully HoA Speaker to meeting on his terms

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI – CoI Commissioner, Sir Gary R. Hickinbottom QC on arrival to the Virgin Islands was revealed to have attempted to bully the Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Julian Willock, into having a meeting on the work of the Commission, but on the Commissioner’s own terms.

June 21st, 2021
‘Westminster model of governance is outdated for VI's democracy’- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Honestly Speaking radio moderator, Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called ‘outdated’ the Westminster System of Governance for a modern and growing democracy like the Virgin Islands (VI).

June 18th, 2021
Speaker chides CoI for missing document in lawyer’s bundle

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI – Speaker of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Julian Willock has chided the United Kingdom (UK) sponsored VI Commission of Inquiry for documents found missing from the bundle supplied to his lawyer.

June 18th, 2021
'I will make myself available' for CoI- Speaker Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After snubbing the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) on Monday, June 14, 2021, to instead attend the opening of the Virgin Islands Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Members Training, Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA) Honourable Julian Willock has announced he will make an appearance today, June 18, 2021.

June 14th, 2021
HoA Speaker blasts ‘disrespectful’ CoI Commissioner

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA) Honourable Julian Willock has come to the representation of the legislature and its Honourable Members, following alleged disrespectful treatment meted out by the sole Commissioner of the Inquiry into governance in the Virgin Islands.

April 28th, 2021
CoI should not holdup Bills unless VI is under direct rule- Angelle A. Cameron

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Former Mrs BVI Angelle A. Cameron, who hosts the social media ‘My BVI’ talk show, has called on Virgin Islanders to understand the severity of the ongoing Commission of Inquiry in the Virgin Islands (VI), and its possible impacts to set the VI back more than seventy years in terms of its ability to be self-determined.

April 27th, 2021
UK now awaiting outcome of CoI to address bills holdup- Hon Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Speaker of the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Julian Willock has indicated that the Drugs (Prevention of Misuse) (Amendment) Act and the Disaster Management Act, 2021, both bills that have been refused assent by controversial ex-Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert, is now being delayed to await the outcome of the ongoing Virgin Islands (VI) Commission of Inquiry.

April 19th, 2021
HoA resumes after Members test negative for COVID-19 virus

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Members of the House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands (VI) have been tested negative for the COVID–19 virus after attending a funeral in March 2021.

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