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January 10th, 2023
New session of HoA starts Jan 24, 2023; Governor to deliver Throne Speech

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the National Unity Government of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) proroguing instead of dissolving the House of Assembly (HoA), four months out from a constitutionally due general election, a new session of the House will begin January 24, 2023.

December 30th, 2022
Hon Flax-Charles says eradication of colonialism on her 2023 wish list

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Junior Minister for Trade, Economic Development and Agriculture Hon Sheeren D. Flax-Charles (AL) said her New Year's wish for 2023 is to see the eradication of colonialism, among other challenges in the Virgin Islands (VI).

December 29th, 2022
‘We are being whipped psychologically’ by the UK- Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Fourth District Representative Hon Mark H. Vanterpool has not been holding back his thoughts on the United Kingdom’s current position on the Virgin Islands (VI), including the threat of direct rule and forcing the territory to implement recommendations coming out of a biased Commission of Inquiry (CoI) sponsored by the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic.

December 29th, 2022
'I had hoped to see @ least one year’s increment in budget’- Hon Maduro-Caines

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Junior Minister for Culture and Tourism, Honourable Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6) has lamented there was no provision in the 2023 Budget for payment of outstanding increments to civil servants.

December 26th, 2022
Governor Rankin is the pharaoh of the Virgin Islands – Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Fourth District Representative in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly, Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) has referred to the United Kingdom as the Pharaoh of the British OTs with the current Virgin Islands (VI) Governor, H.E. John J. Rankin CMG, as the Pharaoh of the Virgin Islands (VI).

December 24th, 2022
Hon Smith to provide hot Christmas meals to D1 residents!

WEST END, Tortola, VI - In his ongoing efforts to give back to the community as is the case for 10 years in the Virgin Islands, Deputy Speaker and Territorial At-Large Member Hon. Neville A. Smith continues his effort will be embarking on a program to provide meals for Christmas.

December 21st, 2022
UK ‘let my people go’ & end colonialism– Hon Vanterpool

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI– Fourth District Representative and experienced legislator Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool says the 2023 Budget presented by the coalition government is one that all in the Virgin Islands (VI) should be proud of and is an indicator that the Territory has been managing its own affairs.

December 20th, 2022
Hons Smith & Flax-Charles blast SFC meetings as ‘futile’ process lacking data

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI– Deputy Speaker and At-Large Representative Hon Neville A. Smith and Jr Minister for Trade and Economic Development Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) have criticised the lack of data available to them at Standing Finance Committee (SFC) deliberations.

December 17th, 2022
All elected HoA Members to now have own district office

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - The House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands in November 2022, approved a motion brought by Opposition Leader Hon Julian Fraser (R3) to provide for each of the nine district representatives to have government-funded offices located in each district.

December 6th, 2022
‘Public servants scared stiff’ of being charged in office- Hon Carvin Malone

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI - Opposition Member Hon Carvin Malone (AL) has declared that public officers in the Virgin Islands (VI) are in a state of fright over the spate of a recent breach of trust charges laid against public officers in the territory.


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