Opposition members are set to ask government ministers a series of hard-hitting questions at the third sitting of the House of Assembly tomorrow.
Premier Andrew Fahie also has several bills on the table, including the Immigration and Passport (Amendment) Act 2019, which is scheduled to be fast-tracked and passed in a day; the Consumer Protection Act 2019; the Disaster Management Act 2019; and two supplementary appropriation acts.
Health and Social Development Minister Carvin Malone will introduce the Virgin Islands Red Cross Act 2019.
During the question-and-answer segment, Opposition Leader Marlon Penn is scheduled to ask Mr. Fahie (R-D1) about the cost to government of the legal battle between Speaker of the House Julian Willock and Mark Vanterpool, both from the recent court case which ruled in Mr. Vanterpool’s favour, and from Mr. Willock’s appeal to the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.
He will also ask Mr. Fahie whether he has discussed the matter with Mr. Willock, and his personal position on the issue.
Mr. Penn (R-D8) also has questions on the Order of the Day related to the government’s tender process for contracts, as well as its spending, finance and funding decisions.
He will ask Transportation, Works and Utilities Minister Kye Rymer (R-D5) questions related to public water supply, and Mr. Malone (R-at large) questions about the Housing Recovery Assistance programme.
He has several questions scheduled on the suspensions of the memberships of several statutory boards.
Opposition member Julian Fraser (R-D3) will ask Mr. Fahie about contracts to outside consultants, water issues, BVI Airways, the Elmore Stoutt High School’s Road Town campus and other topics.
Mr. Fraser will also address Deputy Premier Dr. Natalio “Sowande” Wheatley and Messrs. Rymer and Malone.
Opposition member Mitch Turnbull (R-D2) has questions scheduled for Mr. Fahie about government finances, BVI Airways, and the Jost Van Dyke ferry terminal.