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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.

January 19th, 2021
'Persistence always beats resistance'- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A relentless Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has again called out the hypocrisy of the United Kingdom (UK) for holding up the VI Cannabis Licensing Act, 2020, for close to six months, even while the UK is benefitting from the industry.

January 16th, 2021
'We are going to fight’ until marijuana bill is assented - Premier Fahie

FAHIE HILL, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says his administration intends to fight the hold-up of the Cannabis Licensing Act until it is assented to.

January 11th, 2021
UK holding up bills to cause strain between Gov't & people- Premier Fahie posits

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has vowed to take on the matter of the Governor holding up Bills sent to him for assent.

December 14th, 2020
VI lost potential investors due to hold up of Cannabis Bill- Premier Fahie

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said that as a result of the hold-up of the Cannabis Bill, passed since June 2020 in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA) for the territory to establish a medicinal marijuana sector, the territory has already lost some potential investors.

December 11th, 2020
UK's hold up of cannabis bill a slap in face of local legislators- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – On the heels of statements from Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert that the hold-up of the Virgin Islands' cannabis legislation was as a result of ‘line by line’ scrutiny by the United Kingdom, local radio moderator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline says the reasoning indicates that both the Governor and the Crown are suggesting that the territory is clueless when it comes to crafting laws.

December 10th, 2020
Under pressure Governor to assent to Cannabis Licensing Act

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Embattled outgoing Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI), H.E. Augustus J.U. Jaspert has bowed to pressure regarding the hold-up of the marijuana legislation in the Virgin Islands, and will now move ahead with the assent of the bill.

December 4th, 2020
Governor refuses to give details on hold-up of Marijuana Bill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Controversial outgoing Governor of the Virgin Islands, Mr Augustus J.U. Jaspert aka 'Gus' has blamed bureaucracy for the hold up of bills not yet assented, while dodging questions on the exact reasons for his refusal to make the Cannabis Licensing Act, 2020, into law.

July 2nd, 2020
Persons imprisoned for marijuana could be freed, records expunged- Hon Malone

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) says with the passing of the VI 'Medicinal Cannabis Licensing Act, 2020', those who have been previously charged with marijuana possession and other related crimes could be freed once they can prove it was for medicinal use.

June 24th, 2020
‘We want to have a very responsible cannabis industry’ – Dr Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) said in an attempt to have a responsible cannabis industry in the Virgin Islands, a Cannabis Licensing Authority will be created to guide the sector.

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