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August 18th, 2022
‘Great disservice done’ to members of Climate Change Trust Fund Board- Hon Turnbull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, under the National Unity Government, Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) has acknowledged that the halting of the Climate Change Trust Fund Board was wrong and that moves are now being made to have the board and fund re-established.

August 9th, 2022
UPDATE: Motion to reduce money transfer levy to 3.5% passed in HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The Resolution to reduce the money transfer services levy from 7 % to 3.5%, as well as amend the categories to benefit from the funds collected, has been passed in the House of Assembly (HoA).

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 25th, 2022
Cabinet requests investigation into Police in Paradise video

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Cabinet of the Virgin Islands has requested an investigation into the production and leaking of the controversial ‘Police in Paradise’ recruitment video.

July 24th, 2022
ESHS building project ‘approximately 70% complete’- Hon de Castro

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- The Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) building project, which has been progressing rapidly since it began on April 4, 2022, is about 70% complete.

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 21st, 2022
'Options' being explored to temporarily house ASPS students- Hon de Castro

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- It is still unclear what will be the fate of the Althea Scatliffe Primary School (ASPS) building; however, it is the intention of the Education Ministry to seek temporary housing for the affected students ahead of the new school year.

July 20th, 2022
‘We are not puppets, we are patriots’- Premier Wheatley

DUFF’s BOTTOM, Tortola VI – Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has rebutted comments made by Fourth District Representative, Hon Mark H. Vanterpool that Cabinet members of the Government of National Unity are puppets, comments which Hon Vanterpool later withdrew.

July 20th, 2022
Hon Vanterpool withdraws comments about ‘puppet’ gov’t in HoA

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Arguing that the Virgin Islands is currently under a dictatorship, as in his opinion it is being run by the governor, veteran legislator and Fourth District Representative Hon Mark H. Vanterpool described the Cabinet Ministers as “puppets” but later withdrew the comment.

July 19th, 2022
Hon Fahie denied leave from 5th, 6th & future HoA Sittings- Speaker

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly Speaker, Hon Corine N. George-Massicote has denied ex-Premier, Andrew A. Fahie (R1) Leave of Absence from the House of Assembly (HoA) for the current Fifth Sitting, along with the Sixth and future Sittings of the House under his current bail condition in the United States.

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