E.g., 6 Dec 2022
E.g., 6 Dec 2022

Speech by Ms. Charity Rymer at UK Youth Parliament

Friday, 4 November 2022 - 3:00pm

Mr. Speaker, I am here today to speak about the issue most affecting the youth of my Territory.

Statement From The Office Of The Director Of Public Prosecutions - November 1, 2022

Tuesday, 1 November 2022 - 4:45pm

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) notes with disappointment the statement issued today by the Accused Myron Walwyn. 

Statement By Premier Wheatley - One-On-One Press Conference October 28, 2022

Friday, 28 October 2022 - 6:15pm

Good morning to the people of the Virgin Islands and members of the media.

Statement By Honourable Sharie B. De Castro on Secondary School Summer School

Friday, 28 October 2022 - 4:42pm

Madam Speaker, I thank you for the opportunity to update this Honourable House on the Secondary Summer School Initiative, 2022.  Before giving the results, I would like to give a brief background. There was a total of two hundred and twenty-two (224) students enrolled in Grade 12 at public secondary schools. Of the total, one hundred and sixty-eight (168) students or seventy-give percent (75%) were successful and fifty-six (56) or twenty-five percent (25%) were unsuccessful in completing their secondary level graduation requirements.

Statement by the Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull - Anegada Advisory Lands Committee

Friday, 28 October 2022 - 4:31pm

Madame Speaker, lands have always been central to the economic and social development of the Virgin Islands.  Ownership of our land has enabled greater prosperity and opportunities for homeownership, commercial development and recreation to name a few.

Statement by the Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull - Development of the Beach Management Plan for Long Bay, Beef Island

Friday, 28 October 2022 - 4:23pm

Madam Speaker, I am pleased to provide the House of Assembly with an update on the development of the Beach Management Plan for Long Bay, Beef Island, being led by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour.  Since the first round of public consultations in March when the Conceptual Plan was presented for feedback, the Ministry has been working towards drafting the Detailed Beach Management Plan, taking into consideration feedback received during the consultations.

Statement by the Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull - Listing of Non-Belonger Land Holding Licence Sales on the Government of the Virgin Islands’ Website

Friday, 28 October 2022 - 4:09pm

Madame Speaker, I am pleased to share recent advancements in ensuring greater awareness of the availability of lands for first-time land and property owners, as well as those who are seeking to increase their stake in the economic and social development of our beautiful islands. 

Statement by the Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull - Appointment as the Co-Chair of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States’ Regional Conservation Caucus

Friday, 28 October 2022 - 3:40pm

Madame Speaker, on 18th March 2022, the OECS Assembly, during its sixth sitting, approved the establishment of a Regional Conservation Caucus in the Eastern Caribbean, which will be commonly known as the Conservation Caucus.  The Conservation Caucus is intended to be a vehicle for advocacy, engagement, and action on international commitments and agreements and will hence:

Statement by the Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull - Removal of Sand from Beaches

Friday, 28 October 2022 - 2:50pm

Madam Speaker, we live in a geographic location that grants us certain privileges which others must travel or relocate to experience.  Our 60 islands and cays, to which we have ample access, are all surrounded by beautiful white sand.  I also recognise that because sand is so readily available, persons may not just use it for their enjoyment, but also for other purposes and that is what I need to urgently address in this sitting. 

Statement By Honourable Sharie B. De Castro Minister For Education, Youth Affairs & Sports Update On The Elmore Stoutt High School Redevelopment Project

Thursday, 27 October 2022 - 5:14pm

Madam Speaker, the Elmore Stoutt High School Redevelopment Project continues to progress at an accelerated pace and all hands are on deck to bring this project to completion.

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