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July 5th, 2024
Opposition must be cautious of terms like ‘No confidence’ in HoA– Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has cautioned the House of Assembly (HoA), particularly the Opposition, about using terms like “No Confidence’ in the HoA, which he says can paint a picture of instability in the [British] Virgin Islands.

May 4th, 2023
Premier Wheatley calls out Opposition for ‘seeking to disrupt’ Gov't’s work

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has called out Members of the Opposition for ‘seeking to disrupt’ the work of the Government, rather than pledging to work collaboratively in the best interest of the people.

May 1st, 2023
Opposition pledges to make life difficult for ruling VIP Gov't

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Promising no-confidence votes and filibustering, His Majesty's Loyal Opposition has said it will do all it possibly can to achieve its agenda when up against the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government in the Fifth House of Assembly (HoA).

March 28th, 2018
'I made the decision to vote NO based on principle'- Hon Turnbull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It came as a surprise to many yesterday, March 27, 2018 in the House of Assembly when Second District Representative and Backbencher Hon Melvin M. Turnbull stood as the lone member of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Government to vote against the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Bill.

July 26th, 2013
UPDATE: Premier Smith denies Govt ‘walked out’ of HOA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands Parliament, known as the House of Assembly (HOA), for the first time in its history experienced a ‘Walk out’ by the Government in power when the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP), led by Premier Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, exited the HOA without seeking an adjournment today, July 26, 2013.

July 24th, 2013
NDP dropped the ball on tackling ‘elephants in the room’ – Sowande Uhuru

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) has dropped the ball on effectively dealing with a number of important issues, according to commentator Natalio Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru.

July 10th, 2013
Ministers' show of no-confidence in Premier Smith glaring-Hon. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Ninth Sitting of the Second Session of the Second House of Assembly (HOA) ended in dramatic fashion yesterday July 9, 2013 after First District Representative and Former Minister for Education and Culture Hon. Andrew A. Fahie rose to question what section of the Standing Orders Minister for Communications and Works Hon. Mark H. Vanterpool was speaking under after seconding the motion for the House to be adjourned.

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