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May 4th, 2021
Figures being touted for medicinal marijuana industry 'totally off'- Hon Penn

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Opposition Leader Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8), while claiming he is for the assenting of bills once they meet the criteria, has found another bone to pick with the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) administration, which has been on an active mission to find new revenue streams for the territory rather than continue to depend heavily on its vulnerable tourism and financial services industries.

April 21st, 2021
Skelton-Cline wants laws for private citizens to bear arms

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – ‘Honestly Speaking’ talk show host Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called for robust law reforms to give private citizens in the Virgin Islands (VI) the right to carry a gun as a means to protect themselves against criminal elements in the territory.

March 22nd, 2021
Informants can claim 10% of monies recovered from whistleblowing

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Whistleblowers whose disclosure results in the recovery of money in the Virgin Islands (VI), can be rewarded 10% of the cash, according to the proposed Whistleblowers Act 2021.

March 11th, 2021
Agriculture & Fisheries Marketing Authority Bill being drafted – Dr the Hon Wheatley

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- The final drafting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Marketing Authority Bill is underway.

February 24th, 2021
Newly launched Trade Commission to be ‘fully functional’ in 3-5 years – Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said, despite the launching of the Virgin Islands Trade Commission yesterday, February 23, 2021, it will not become a fully-functioning entity for the next couple of years.

February 17th, 2021
Premier: Lots of bills to 'strengthen' justice system, good governance @ next HoA

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- When the Sixth Sitting of the Third Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands is held on March 4, 2021, a number of bills to strengthen the territory’s justice system and good governance is expected to be introduced.

November 5th, 2020
Strengthening trade & economy, tackling COVID-19 top Gov't's legislative agenda

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Under the theme, ‘Driving BVI Innovation Through Legislation’, outgoing Governor of the Virgin Islands, H.E Augustus J.U. Jaspert delivered the highly anticipated Speech from the Throne during today’s November 5, 2020, First Sitting of the Third Session of the Fourth House of Assembly.

September 14th, 2020
HoA to meet Sept 22, 2020

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Legislators in the Virgin Islands return to the House of Assembly (HoA) on September 22, 2020, for the Fourteenth Sitting of the Second Session of the Fourth House of Assembly scheduled for the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom, Tortola.

August 6th, 2020
Many more ‘new’ money-making initiatives to come – Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In spite of the difficult fiscal climate caused by the global pandemic, the Government of the Virgin Islands has said many more innovative money-making initiatives are on the horizon.

July 13th, 2020
No legalisation needed for wearing of masks – Bishop John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Government’s plans to bring legislation making it mandatory for persons to wear masks in a public space, among other measures, are being questioned by controversial ‘man of the cloth’, Bishop John I. Cline.

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