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January 23rd, 2022
Speaker Willock gives history lesson on ‘Speech from the throne’

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- During the announcement segment of the First Sitting of the Fourth Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands held on January 18, 2022, Hon Julian Willock, Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA), spoke about the history of the Speech from the Throne.

January 15th, 2022
Throne Speech set for Jan 18, 2022; Visitors restricted due to COIVD Spike!

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - The Speaker of the House of Assembly Honourable Julian Willock has announced in a public notice that due to the spike in COVID-19 he is “restricting visitors to the gallery for the Speech from the Throne scheduled for Tuesday, January 18, 2022.”

November 24th, 2021
UK Parliament moves to indemnify VI Governor, Commissioner & CoI Attorneys

LONDON, UK - In a strange twist of events, the United Kingdom House of Commons on November 22, 2021, sought to shield the Commissioner of Inquiry (CoI) Attorneys, the Commissioner himself and the local Governor John J. Rankin, CMG from paying any legal fees out of pocket if they are sued over the CoI.

November 19th, 2021
We must march & sick out for laws to be ‘equal’ for everyone– Speaker

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Speaker of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly, Hon Julian Willock has called on Government critics to take a stand to ensure that the laws of the territory are equal for all.

November 17th, 2021
Judge Jack ruling seen as ‘attempt to intimidate speaker’- Hon Willock

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Speaker of the Virgins Islands (VI) House of Assembly, Hon Julian Willock says the ruling of Judge [Ag] Mr Adrian Jack in the BVI Commission of Inquiry (CoI) court case is now being seen as an attempt to intimidate the Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA) from ensuring the rule of law is equal to everyone.

November 16th, 2021
Why AG said CoI lawyers should be called to Bar then denied injunction?- 'Edju En Ka'

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Attorney General (AG) Hon Dawn J. Smith has come under criticisms over a decision to not give permission to House of Assembly Speaker, Hon Julian Willock in a court injunction against the three Commission of Inquiry Lawyers accused of practicing law without first being called to the BVI Bar, after she agreed they had broken the law.

November 15th, 2021
Both Commissioner & AG agreed CoI lawyers needed to be called to BVI Bar!’- Speaker

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Speaker of the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Julian Willock has maintained that anyone calling themself a Solicitor or an Attorney in the Virgin Islands (VI) must first be called to the BVI Bar, not according to him but according to the laws of the territory.

November 10th, 2021
Rosan-Jones calls on Gov’t workers to ‘sick-out’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Government critic and talk show host, Rosemary Cindy Rosan-Jones has called on Government workers to stage a massive sick-out over her personal grievances with the Andrew A. Fahie (R1) administration and House of Assembly Speaker, Hon Julian Willock.

November 5th, 2021
Hon Penn blasted as ‘weak’ over stance on Speaker’s legal fees

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has been blasted as a ‘weak leader’ over his stance on the Motion to exempt Hon Julian Willock from paying fees in the withdrawn court case against the three Commission of Inquiry (Co) lawyers accused of practising law illegally in the Virgin Islands.

November 5th, 2021
Motion on Speaker's court fees is about conscience- Dr the Hon Wheatley

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has declared that democracy is at work in the territory, where persons have the ability to raise their voices on contentious and controversial issues in the territory.

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