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HoA to meet today Thursday, September 7, 2023

The House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands is to meet today Thursday 7, September 2023 at its Chambers in Road Town the capital city.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands is to meet today Thursday 7, September 2023 at its Chambers in Road Town the capital city.

The Order Paper has not been released to the public, however, it is believed the Retirement Allowance Bill which had its first reading is expected to be taken up.

The HoA last met on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, with high drama during the questions and answers period.

Today’s meeting is expected to start at 11:00 AM as Premier and Leader of Government Business Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) announced it will be late because of a member's family funeral.

The HoA will be carried live on ZBVI 780 AM, CBN Radio 90.9 FM, CBN-Television Channel 101 on Flow TV and can also be followed on the HoA's YoutTube channel and online at




23 Responses to “HoA to meet today Thursday, September 7, 2023”

  • HMMM (07/09/2023, 09:30) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Before people cast judgment on any bill they should read it first. I was 100% against the HOA retirement bill but after reading it I realized I allowed the talk to influence my thoughts. It is a good bill except for a few areas like one term members benefits should not be as lucrative as it is but most of the rest was in line. I also realize the bill has been around for the past 40yrs and it is nothing new. Some of the ammendments made to me were necessary as the old benefits for those who served long were outdated.
  • It gone cabinet yet? (07/09/2023, 10:27) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    Funny man got a huge pay out from this same bill now he up and down talking horse droppings on the bill

    What a wicked hypocrite mehson
  • lodger (07/09/2023, 10:44) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    These sittings are a waste of time just my hard earned tax dollars being burned.
    • @lodger (07/09/2023, 13:51) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      Still using my name. Cant you read? Please desist and find your own name. I have been lodger for 30 years and dont take kindly to interlopers.
  • Youth (07/09/2023, 10:59) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    The Premier is letting a few loud mouth people dictate his agenda. There are more important and urgent matters than this political football.
  • Vg man (07/09/2023, 11:02) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    When will they ammend the Register of Interest Act to ensure the Governor and all UK people working locally with him have to also register their interest in BVI. This is wrong and needs to be corrected right away.
  • coi (07/09/2023, 11:06) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Premier can you do the future generation a favor and ammend that 1880 slavery COI Act and modernize it to avoid abuse of power by the Governor, Commissioner, UK, Local authorities, and all other officials. There needs to be balance as well as people's rights be protected. No one should be above the law.
  • Twisted BVI (07/09/2023, 11:08) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Some of you are just evil minded towards anything the local government does you see it as bad but whatever evil the Governor and his UK Officials do you see as good. The old slavery mentality still prevails.
  • Legal Advisor (07/09/2023, 11:19) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    A word to the wise no matter how unpopular it may be to some...Premier do not let a few people pressure you to do the wrong thing. Ammend only what needs ammending but refrain from repealing the entire act like you said you would do while on the campaign as this will get you into some serious hot water trying to please some. Do not be unfair to all those stalwart in the past and their families who served this wonderful BVI with distinction. Also do not cheat current and future officials who are and will do the same. The same few people you are trying to please will laugh at all of your demise when & also long after you all leave office and living like a second class citizen after serving your country well. Premier use wisdom and not look for popularity as what is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always right. A word to the wise.
    • WHAT!!! (07/09/2023, 13:32) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      So “Legal Advisor” your advise is for the premier to NOT do what he promised to when on the campaign trail.
      Go back on your word, be dishonest. not very good advise.
      • @WHAT!!! (07/09/2023, 18:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        All I am saying is the Premier promised to do something that is not legal to do. You cannot repeal a law and then make the new law retroactive. This is for any law.
  • smdh (07/09/2023, 11:21) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Most of us are not concern about this political foolishness. We want legislation to protect us from abuse from the banks and insurance companies. Let's get some real work for the people done. Elections is over. This will not help the common man in no shape nor form.
  • Stick wid it (07/09/2023, 11:23) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    No money for 1 termers
  • Amazing (07/09/2023, 11:50) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    The current Premier said the bill was a mistake but he used the incorrect language. He should have said some of the ammendments was a mistake. Also they want to give the mistake to fahie but that is devious as the bill passed without one elected official opposing it and fahie only had one vote. My research shows there was a division of votes where each elected representative had to put on record where they were voting. ALL VOTED YES(OPPOSITION & GOVERNMENTMEMBERS)! So stop trying to fool the public by trying to blame one man. Having said all of that, the bill is in existence for many years and just needs certain ammendments. Other than that the bill is a good bill.
  • Kermit the Frog (07/09/2023, 11:52) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Let's see if Myron will give back the money he recieved from the bill. I will be sipping on my tea waiting to see.
  • BIGGER QUESTION (07/09/2023, 11:56) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    When will Lorna, Marlon, Myron, Mitch, & Ronnie & others not elected including that PS over on the oily bay give tax payers back the $8mill for the plane and money heist they pulled off when they were in the NDP and public officers aiding the heist.
  • My Take (07/09/2023, 12:01) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    The most HOA can do is ammend the bill to take effect from here onwards but they cannot legally go back into the past and make the ammendments retroactive as this would not only be illegal but an infringement on people's rights and a bad precedent to set for future bills and ammendments. Becareful what we asking for and government must Becareful what they are doing.
  • 1 eye (07/09/2023, 12:26) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Them long boring statements
  • Bloggers (07/09/2023, 12:42) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    I see the local govt anti uk paid bloggers are out in full force today.
    • @BLOGGERS (07/09/2023, 14:34) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      You mean VINO does not do like the paid UK online news site which only post mostly what you paid UK Official bloggers post which is always negative against the BVI, its people, & its leaders. VINO post all comments for and against. That is what hurting you that you all have not find out yet how to shut down VINO.
  • 2023 (07/09/2023, 13:11) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    I hope the sitting today would be as fascinating as Tuesday

    The current opposition asked all manner of money questions and rightfully so

    This is the very same group that failed to give an account for your tax money

    The chap from number 6 went on hostile but all now the people awaiting feedback on the wall from popo

    Only one member in the current opposition can point fingers:-

    after 2 consecutive terms in office some still looking for the answers while others saying water under the bridge or simply sweep the matter under a rug

    1. 8 million of tax revenue was authorized by house of assembly to execute sewage workers @ east end: school children said it ended up down pier park project

    2. Pier Park 40 mill overrun all now not fully completed

    3. the wall, one million distributed(leave that for now

    4. still awaiting an arrival at Beef Island for the plane; so AA will bridge the gap

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