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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.

September 15th, 2021
British judge wants Speaker to prove Silk Legal is authorised to represent him

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Even though there seems to be no confusion in the public that Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Julian Willock was acting in his official capacity as Speaker when he had Silk Law file an injunction in the High Court against three United Kingdom (UK) lawyers working for the UK-sponsored Commission of Inquiry, British Judge Adrian Jack has asked Hon Willock to show evidence of this.

September 3rd, 2021
Speaker to take on AG Smith in court over CoI lawyers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Attorney for Speaker of the House of Assembly Hon Julian Willock, Mr Richard G. Rowe, intends to use Attorney General Hon Dawn J. Smith’s own words against her in an upcoming court appearance in the matter involving the alleged illegal practice by three attorneys from the United Kingdom (UK) on the Commission of Inquiry (CoI).

September 1st, 2021
AG agrees CoI Counsel & Solicitors have breached VI laws

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Attorney General, Hon Dawn J. Smith has agreed that the trio hired by the United Kingdom (UK) to assist with the Virgin Islands Commission of Inquiry (CoI) breached VI’s law, specifically, the Legal Profession Act of 2015.

August 31st, 2021
AG’s permission needed for injunction against CoI lawyers- Judge to Hon Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Commercial Court Judge [Ag] Mr Adrian Jack said whether a criminal offence was committed or not, or it is in the interest of the people of the Virgin Islands, Speaker of the House of Assembly Honourable Julian Willock must first have the permission of the Attorney General Honourable Dawn J. Smith to file an injunction against three of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) lawyers.

August 24th, 2021
CoI team returning to restart hearings on Sept 6, 2021

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI - The UK-Sponsored Virgin Islands (VI) Commission of Inquiry (CoI) will restart its hearings on Monday, September 6, 2021, according to CoI Secretary, Steven Chandler.

August 23rd, 2021
No attempts to 'shut down Opposition' in HoA- Speaker Willock

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Speaker of the House of Assembly Honourable Julian Willock has shut down claims by Opposition Leader Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) of attempts to suppress the Opposition in the House of Assembly (HoA).

August 22nd, 2021
HoA court matter with CoI lawyers adjourned to Oct 26, 2021

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) of the Virgins Islands (VI), in July 2021, had ruled that House of Assembly Speaker Hon Julian Willock and Deputy Speaker Hon Neville A. Smith (AL) had standing in the case against three Commission of Inquiry (CoI) lawyers accused of illegally practising law in the VI.

August 19th, 2021
HoA looking to exit 'Save the Seed Energy Centre' by year end- Speaker

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Speaker of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly, Hon Julian Willock has indicated that the House is looking to exit the Save the Seed Energy Centre by the end of the year, if all goes well in expediting the return to the HoA Chambers in Road Town, Tortola.

August 18th, 2021
Speaker & Deputy Speaker taking CoI to court over status of its lawyers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The Speaker of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly, Hon Julian Willock may have blindsided the United Kingdom-sponsored Virgin Islands (VI) Commission of Inquiry, indicating that the Commission will now be meeting the Speaker and Deputy Speaker in court over the status of its lawyers.

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