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January 25th, 2023
Throne Speech: Gov’t looking to restrict vaping, smoking under age 18

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - The Government of the Virgin Islands is looking to restrict the public use of e-cigarettes and smoking in the Virgin Islands as part of its legislative agenda for the start of the Fifth Session of the current Fourth House of Assembly (HoA).

January 24th, 2023
Fourth HoA 'one of the most productive terms'; 101 pieces of legislation passed- Gov Rankin

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – The Government of the Virgin Islands has laid out its legislative agenda for the start of the Fifth Session of the current Fourth House of Assembly (HoA), which is ‘likely’ to be the last, according to Governor John J. Rankin, CMG, in his deliverance of the 2023 Speech from the Throne.

January 23rd, 2022
Speaker Willock gives history lesson on ‘Speech from the throne’

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- During the announcement segment of the First Sitting of the Fourth Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands held on January 18, 2022, Hon Julian Willock, Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA), spoke about the history of the Speech from the Throne.

January 20th, 2022
VI should reject ‘throne speech’ as a relic of colonial past – Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Consultant and commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called on the people of the Virgin Islands to reject relics of colonial past like the Speech from the Throne, which he says undermines the territory's spirit of independence.

January 18th, 2022
Gov’t projecting $5.7M in gaming & betting revenues for 2022

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – The Government of the Virgin Islands will in 2022 be implementing The Gaming and Betting Control Act, 2020, which aims to provide for the establishment of the Gaming and Betting Control Commission to regulate the Gaming and Betting Sectors in the VI.

January 18th, 2022
Fahie gov’t re-commits to ‘Good Governance’ in 2022 roadmap

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- The Andrew A. Fahie-led Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Administration has thrown down the gauntlet for a new round of ‘Good Governance’ legislation that will bring greater transparency and accountability to current and future Virgin Islands governments.

January 18th, 2022
Legislation for new HoA to focus on improving standard of living in VI

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Another busy session of the House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands has been mapped out by the Government of the Virgin Islands, according to revelations from the Speech from the Throne delivered by Governor John J. Rankin, CMG.

January 18th, 2022
HoA returns today with Speech from the Throne & new legislation

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands' House of Assembly (HoA) will return today, January 18, 2022, at the Save the Seed Energy Centre with the highly anticipated Speech from the Throne written by the Government and delivered by the Governor.

January 15th, 2022
Throne Speech set for Jan 18, 2022; Visitors restricted due to COIVD Spike!

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - The Speaker of the House of Assembly Honourable Julian Willock has announced in a public notice that due to the spike in COVID-19 he is “restricting visitors to the gallery for the Speech from the Throne scheduled for Tuesday, January 18, 2022.”

December 31st, 2021
HoA prorogued; Throne Speech on January 18, 2022

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- According to the December 24, 2021, Government's Official Gazette, the House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands has been prorogued.

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