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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exemption of the Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Julian Willock from having to pay legal fees in the withdrawn case brought against the three Commission of Inquiry (CoI) lawyers accused of illegally practising law in the [British] Virgin Islands.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 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 29th, 2021
Jaspert must retract & apologise for linking VI Gov't officials to drugs- Hon Vanterpool

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Fourth District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) has called on controversial ex-Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert to retract and apologise for his recent allegations and broad statements that a top-ranking Government official in the BVI is allegedly involved in the cocaine trade and organised crime.

October 29th, 2021
‘You are far more despised’ than Dr Wheatley- Dickson C. Igwe to 'Cindy'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Respected Virgin Islands Columnist Mr Dickson C. Igwe has publicly blasted social media critic, Rosemary Cindy Rosan-Jones over negative comments she made about Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr The Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) on her Facebook page.

October 27th, 2021
Governor reportedly unlawfully pressured AG to audit COVID spending

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI – Details from the BVI Commission of Inquiry Day 51 on October 20, 2021, has revealed that the Auditor General (AG) Sonia M. Webster may have been pressured by the Governor to execute an audit of the Fahie Government’s COVID-19 spending and to prepare a report.

October 27th, 2021
CoI seems to have ended ‘abruptly’- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Claude O. Skelton-Cline has questioned the seemingly abrupt ending of the United Kingdom-sponsored Virgin Islands (VI) Commission of Inquiry (CoI), which he says came as a court case is still outstanding for the alleged illegal law practice by the three CoI attorneys from the UK.

October 25th, 2021
'Gus' delayed swearing-in Premier 3 times; Shouted @ him- Hon Fahie tells CoI

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI- Controversial Ex-Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert told the Commission of Inquiry that he was always respectful even as he challenged the Virgin Islands (VI) elected Government in the spirit of ‘Modern Partnership’ between the United Kingdom and VI; however, Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) painted a very different picture of Jaspert, one that was abusive and belittling.

October 23rd, 2021
Local company awarded contract to repair Emile E. Dunlop Community Centre

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI – A local company, Lawrence Wheatley Construction has been awarded the contract to repair the Emile E. Dunlop Community Centre on Anegada in the Virgin Islands (VI) which serves as a primary emergency shelter for residents on the island in a PAHO funded project.


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