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April 7th, 2022
US Senate votes to confirm 1st Black woman to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON DC, USA- The Senate today, Thursday, April 7, 2022, confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, making her the first Black woman to be elevated to the pinnacle of the judicial branch in what her supporters hailed as a needed step toward bringing new diversity and life experience to the court.

September 22nd, 2021
HoA to seek more exemptions for Hon Neville A. Smith

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Two motions to prevent Deputy Speaker Hon Neville A. Smith (AL) from having to vacate his seat as a legislator because a company he is affiliated to is seeking to or has entered into contracts with the Government of the Virgin Islands, will be moved at the 12th Sitting of the 3rd Session of the 4th House of Assembly (HoA), which starts today, September 22, 2021.

July 29th, 2021
HoA votes to exempt Hon Neville A. Smith from vacating seat

WICKHAM’S CAY 1, Tortola, VI- The House of Assembly (HoA) has voted to exempt Deputy Speaker and Territorial At Large Member Hon Neville A. Smith from vacating his seat after the company the legislator is a Director of entered into two contracts with the Government of the Virgin Islands.

June 13th, 2021
Netanyahu Out! Bennett In! as Prime Minister of Israel

JERUSALEM- Benjamin Netanyahu's record 12-year run as Israel's prime minister ended on Sunday, June 13, 2021, with parliament approving a new "government of change" led by nationalist Naftali Bennett.

November 7th, 2020
Joseph R. Biden In! Donald J. Tump Out! Biden is next US President-elect

WASHINGTON D.C., USA – New projections from the major United States (US) news broadcasters have shown a win for Democrat, Joseph R. Biden Jr against the incumbent US President, Donald J. Trump to win the 2020 Elections in the USA.

May 1st, 2018
UK Parliament agrees to Public Register for OTS

LONDON, United Kingdom- In what has been termed by some as “kicking a man while he is down”, the House of Commons has made a potentially lethal blow to the Financial Services Industry of the Overseas Territories (OTs), including the hurricane ravaged Virgin Islands, by siding with a bill brought by the United Kingdom (UK) backbench to force overseas territories to put in place public registers of beneficial ownership.

April 30th, 2018
‘Pray that God stay the hands of those voting’ on Public Register- Bishop Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Cognisant of the significant adverse effect public registers revealing the names of beneficial owners of financial offshore companies could have on the Territory’s financial services industry, President of the BVI Christian Council Bishop John I. Cline has called on the churches to pray that a vote in the House of Commons on Tuesday May 1, 2018 will be in favour of the Virgin Islands and other Overseas Territories (OTs).

March 29th, 2018
‘Too many lies from Premier Smith’- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After many legislators, including Leader of the Opposition Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), had initially opposed the Bill ‘Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Act 2018’ but then voted ‘yes’ to the bill following amendments, many wondered why Opposition Member and Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA held his initial position and voted ‘no’.

March 28th, 2018
'I made the decision to vote NO based on principle'- Hon Turnbull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It came as a surprise to many yesterday, March 27, 2018 in the House of Assembly when Second District Representative and Backbencher Hon Melvin M. Turnbull stood as the lone member of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Government to vote against the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Bill.

March 28th, 2018
The Premier caved; Provided essential documents- Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Leader of the Opposition Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said he voted in favour of the Bill entitled ‘Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Act 2018’ as his primary concern with the Bill was addressed in Committee Stage.

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