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September 20th, 2022
HoA ‘dropped the ball’ with no special sitting for late Queen- Hon Fraser

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Senior Legislator and Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) has accused the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) of dropping the ball when it came to honoring the late Queen Elizabeth II after her death on September 8, 2022.

September 20th, 2022
Retaining wall collapses @ Manuel Reef

MANUEL REEF, Tortola, VI- Following heavy rains from the passage of Tropical Storm Fiona-now a hurricane- at the weekend, a retaining wall collapsed at Manuel Reef.

September 15th, 2022
Students tasked to make slavery reparations, VI independence a reality

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Students of Ebenezer Thomas Primary School have been tasked to seek reparations for slavery and make independence a reality as part of their duties as the next generation of Virgin Islanders.

September 12th, 2022
Ebenezer Thomas Primary students return to grand reception

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Today, September 12, 2022, marked the first day of school for students of both public and private schools; however, it was no ordinary return for children of Ebenezer Thomas Primary School in Sea Cows Bay.

September 11th, 2022
Damages by Irma a 'misrepresentation' of VI’s building standards- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following extensive damages to homes by Category 5 Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017, the Virgin Islands government at the time almost immediately stated the territory’s building codes were going to be reviewed.

August 4th, 2022
‘Teach your children that reparations is owed to them’- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Opposition Leader in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) said even as the VI celebrated its various emancipation events, the territory will never be fully emancipated until Britain pays up reparations to the descendants of slaves.

July 28th, 2022
‘It is time UK get a new loan for reparations’- Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) has called for reparations from the United Kingdom (UK) for the descendants of slaves, while noting that this must be captured in the pending reformed Constitution of the Virgin Islands.

July 22nd, 2022
Legislators not given enough time to scrutinise bills– Hon Fraser

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI– Opposition Leader in the VI House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Julian Fraser RA, (R3) has complained about the lack of sufficient time to scrutinise bills brought before to the HoA, especially as it relates to bills for the financial services sector.

July 16th, 2022
Hon Fraser calls for urgent address to state of mental illness in VI

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Senor Legislator and Opposition Leader in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has called for an urgent address to the mental health illnesses in the VI, which he says suffers as a result of societal abandonment.

July 15th, 2022
'This is the Governor's bill'- Hon Fraser on Register of Interests Act

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – The now withdrawn Register of Interests Act, 2022, with its sweeping requirements for legislators and a broad category of civil servants to declare their interest, had exempted the head of the civil service, Governor John J. Rankin, CMG from having to declare his interests, according to senior legislator, Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3).


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