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December 12th, 2023
UPDATE: HoA Budget Debate abruptly rescheduled to December 18, 2023

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Late last night, December 11, 2023, around 10:30 PM, members of the media were informed that the Budget Debate scheduled for this morning December 12, 2023, has been postponed.

December 20th, 2022
Today, December 20, 2022 is the start of the Budget Debate

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Today, Tuesday, December 20, 2022, is the 2023 Budget Debate Day. It was on November 29, 2022, that Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) presented a $399.33M Budget Estimate.

December 13th, 2020
Budget debate begins Monday, Dec 14, 2020

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- The debate for the 3rd budget in 20 months for the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government led by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) begins in the House of Assembly (HoA) on Monday, December 14, 2020.

December 27th, 2019
‘I did not get it done' but create a City Council for RT– Hon Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Fourth District Representative and former Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool said despite not being successful during his tenure in office to establish a City Council for Road Town, he is hopeful that the incumbent Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Honourable Kye. M Rymer (R5) will make it a reality.

December 12th, 2019
UPDATE: 2020 Budget Debate rescheduled to Friday, Dec 13, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The 2020 budget debate scheduled for today, December 12, 2019, has been rescheduled to tomorrow, Friday, December 13, 2019.

April 24th, 2019
HoA to continue April 25, 2019; Budget Debate starts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - There will be two days of heated debate when the Second Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) in the Virgin Islands (VI) continues on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 10:00am at the Assembly's Chambers in Road Town, the capital city.

April 26th, 2018
Opposition Leader objects as Q&A pushed back again in HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - During the Fourth Sitting of the Third Session of the Third House of Assembly (HoA) today, Thursday April 26, 2018, Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), moved a motion to push back the question and answer section on the order of the day to be addressed after the Budget debate.

March 1st, 2017
Voting for budget is leaving the altar with your sins- Hon Fahie to backbenchers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Not totally convinced that the backbenchers, who told the House of Assembly (HoA) they were against the airport runway extension project being done now, would vote against the 2017 budget which has included funding for the controversial project, Opposition Leader Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) told them they needed to put their mouth where their money is by voting against the budget.

February 24th, 2017
'Even with a bigger Budget we have less to show'- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Even with a budget that has grown by some $90M compared to about 10 years ago, there seems to be less to show, says Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA.

February 23rd, 2017
Today February 23, 2017 is Budget debate day!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As was first reported by our newsroom some two weeks ago, today February 23, 2017 is the Budget debate day.

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