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May 19th, 2022
Hon Fraser In! Minister Penn Out! as Opposition Leader

GOVERNMENT HOUSE, Road Town, Tortola, VI- It was on Monday, May 9, 2022, that veteran legislator Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) was sworn in as the second Opposition Leader within the life of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA).

September 29th, 2021
Getting ready for General Election? Revised Voters’ List published

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) pounding away at the Virgin Islands (VI) despite the territory experiencing one of the most challenging times in its history, with the coronavirus pandemic coming on the heels of the devastating Hurricane Irma, there has been much-dreaded talk about a possible United Kingdom takeover and even early general election to remove the self-determination-minded Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government.

September 10th, 2021
Opposition Leader says he is 'ready' to become Premier

EAST END, Tortola, VI- Leader of the Opposition Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) has promised his constituents that if he is elected into the office of Premier, he would not be a dictator.

September 6th, 2021
Premier: ‘I could’ve shut my mouth’ on hiring advisers like other Gov'ts

CAPPOONS BAY, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) told his constituents in the First Electoral District on Sunday, September 5, 2021, he could have been silent about hiring ministerial political advisers like past governments in the Virgin Islands.

July 27th, 2021
Premier slams Opposition for peddling misinformation on Ministerial Advisors

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a live broadcast that lasted almost 40 minutes, Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) cleared the air and slammed Opposition Leader Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) for his comments on the Cabinet’s decision to appoint political advisors for ministers.

June 7th, 2021
VI Opposition was instrumental to progress of HoA insurance coverage – Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has called ‘usual deception’ the statements emanating from the Opposition Members of the House of Assembly (HoA), regarding the insurance coverage for former legislators.

April 22nd, 2021
Hons Penn & Vanterpool receive 2nd dose of AstraZeneca vaccine

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8), along with Opposition Member Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) received their second doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine today, April 22, 2021, according to a press release from Hon Penn.

September 3rd, 2020
Hon Penn slams Hon Malone for ‘undocumented COVID-19 cases’ comment

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Opposition Leader Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) has publicly chided Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) for his recent comment about the Territory possibly having over 1400 undocumented COVID-19 cases, according to projections.

August 6th, 2020
Opposition Leader slams decision to shut out work permit & exemption holders

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The decision to arbitrarily ban work permit holders and work permit exempt persons indefinitely from the Virgin Islands “seems like another knee jerk decision from this Administration”, and speaks to the absence of a coherent plan to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, Opposition Leader Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) has said.

March 17th, 2020
I can’t say I’m in favour of a state of emergency ‘right now’ – Hon Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On the heels of US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Albert Bryan Jr declaring a state of emergency to mitigate the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the USVI on Friday, March 13, 2020, Opposition Leader Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) said he is not in favour of the Virgin Islands (British) doing the same.


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