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May 9th, 2023
‘People have a right to hear’ HoA Committee Stage discussions - E. Benito Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – More transparency in government is the call of Special Envoy to the Premier Mr E. Benito Wheatley, who said, moving forward, the Government of Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has to push more transparency.

May 1st, 2023
Opposition pledges to make life difficult for ruling VIP Gov't

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Promising no-confidence votes and filibustering, His Majesty's Loyal Opposition has said it will do all it possibly can to achieve its agenda when up against the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government in the Fifth House of Assembly (HoA).

November 16th, 2022
Premier justifies drinking 'strong drinks' with Jesus turning water to wine

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley has said he is pleased with the level of consultation for the Liquor Licences Act, 2019, noting that it was important that a cross-section of persons was engaged.

April 12th, 2022
HoA continues April 14, 2022; Food Security Bill still in ‘Committee’

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- The 2nd Sitting of the 4th Session of the 4th House of Assembly (HoA) is scheduled to continue Thursday, April 14, 2022, at 10:00 am at the Save the Seed Energy Centre, on the main island of Tortola.

April 6th, 2022
HoA to continue Thursday, April 7, 2022 in Committee

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- The Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands will continue its sitting on Thursday, April 7, 2022, at the Save the Seed Energy Centre, on the main island of Tortola.

January 14th, 2021
Disaster Management Act 2021 passes with Amendments in HoA

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Following debates in which legislators on both sides of the aisle in the House of Assembly (HoA) on January 5, 2021, contributed favourably to the Disaster Management Act 2019 (amended to 2021), the Bill emerged out of Committee on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, and was passed with Amendments.

September 28th, 2020
HoA resumes tomorrow in Committee discussing Nurses & Midwives Act

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- The Fourteenth Sitting of the Second Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) of the House of Assembly (HoA) resumes tomorrow, Tuesday, September 29, 2020.

November 24th, 2017
UPDATE: Micro Business Companies Bill 2017 finally passed!

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI- After almost three days of debate and House Committee deliberations, the Micro Business Companies Act 2017 was today November 24, 2017 passed in the House of Assembly (HoA).

October 23rd, 2013
Name bill on 'status of children' in Reeial George’s honour- Hon. J.A. Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “He was bold enough to bring it (bill on illegitimate children in the VI) before the Legislative Council (now House of Assembly) and even though it was unsuccessful he was committed in seeing equality and justice for those who were considered illegitimate. That much a fair person he was, he was the first to ever have taken such a step,” said member for the Second District Honourable J. Alvin Christopher in reflecting on the political life of the late Mr Reeial George.

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