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November 3rd, 2021
Speaker's legal fees issue moves to HoA special committee

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Moments ago in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) moved a motion relating to the possible exemption of the Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Julian Willock from having to pay legal fees in the withdrawn case brought against the three Commission of Inquiry (CoI) lawyers accused of illegally practising law in the [British] Virgin Islands.

November 3rd, 2021
Judge ordering Speaker to pay ‘is a judicial overreach’– Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- At least one clergyman has spoken out against the decision by Acting Commercial Court Judge Adrian Jack’s ruling that Speaker of the House of Assembly Hon Julian Willock should pay legal fees out of his own pocket despite filing an injunction in his capacity as Speaker of the House of Assembly.

November 2nd, 2021
If Gov’t backed Speaker to file injunction then VI has to pay- Rosan-Jones

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Government critic and talk show host, Rosemary Cindy Rosan-Jones said if members of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government can come forward and admit they were behind the injunction filed by the House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker, Hon Julian Willock, against the three Commission of Inquiry (CoI) lawyers, then she would accept that the state would have to pay the legal fees.

November 2nd, 2021
Acting AG rules Deputy Speaker can preside over motion to exempt Speaker

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Acting Attorney General in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Ms Jo-Ann Williams-Roberts has ruled that Deputy Speaker Neville A. Smith (AL) can preside over the motion to exempt House Speaker Hon Julian Willock from paying legal fees in the discontinued case against the three Commission of Inquiry (CoI) lawyers working in the territory without being called to the local Bar.

November 1st, 2021
VI taxpayers may be footing Governor’s legal fees- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has indicated that the taxpayers of the Virgin Islands are likely to be footing the bill for the Governor’s legal representation in the BVI Commission of Inquiry, in his capacity as Governor and not in his personal capacity.

October 28th, 2021
Petition calls for Speaker to pay court bill out of pocket

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Even though the Speaker of the Virgin Islands had legitimate reasons to challenge the three attorney generals working in the Virgin Islands for the United Kingdom-sponsored Commission of Inquiry (CoI) and was seen as the Virgin Islands standing up for itself and making the statement that no one is above the law, some members of the public are having none of it.

October 28th, 2021
CoI: Premier to move Motion to exempt Speaker from paying legal fee

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has moved a motion to amend the HoA Order Paper of October 28, 2021, to include a Motion to exempt House Speaker Hon Julian Willock from having to pay legal fees in the Court case against the three CoI lawyers.

October 9th, 2021
High controversy as Jr Skillful Ballers handed victory in 2021 District League

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – High controversy is brewing over the 2021 victory for Jr Skillful Ballers against Jr Bayside Blazers in the BVI Basketball Federation’s (BVIBF) 2021 District League finals of the Junior Division.

September 30th, 2021
AG blasts biased CoI for blatantly misleading VI public

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The Attorney General (AG) of the Virgin Islands (VI), Hon Dawn J. Smith, has blasted the United Kingdom (UK)-sponsored Virgin Islands Commission of Inquiry (CoI) for what she called a ‘misleading and damaging impression’ portrait by the CoI team against the Government and a sitting Minister.

September 17th, 2021
Speaker chides AG for allegedly ‘misleading the court’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that House of Assembly Speaker, Hon Julian Willock has lambasted the Attorney General, Hon Dawn J. Smith for allegedly misleading the court.

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