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Finance and Business

December 10th, 2016
Tax chicken imports to encourage local support-Shaina M. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Vice President of Business at the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotels Association Ms Shaina M. Smith says there is more that can be done from a Government and business owners’ standpoint to encourage self-sustainability in the territory.

December 9th, 2016
Did Premier Smith lie when he told us the economy is robust?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Like Governor John S. Duncan OBE, the people of the Virgin Islands, the media, civil society, and the main Virgin Islands Party Opposition, are losing hope in the credibility, integrity and words of second term Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL).

December 8th, 2016
Who to believe? Contradictory messages from the Smith Administration!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) continues to confuse the Virgin Islands public on who is in charge and whose policies are to be followed.

December 7th, 2016
‘This is a time of challenges’- Premier Smith in doom & gloom speech

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- What the Leader of the National Democratic Party (NDP) and Head of Government Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) dubbed as “a message of confidence and hope” turned out to be a message of doom and gloom and more of the same.

December 6th, 2016
Is the NDP Gov’t too broke for a 2017 Budget Day?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word around social media, the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP), talk show hosts and civil society is that the ruling National Democratic Party’s (NDP) raiding of the public treasury to win the 2015 snap elections is still coming home to roost.

December 5th, 2016
Xmas spirit ‘dead’ in DeCastro Street – Vendors

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “We ushered in Christmas with Christmas on Main Street. Back then you felt the Christmas spirit, Christmas in DeCastro Street killed that vibe and making it like the rest of the world; for commercial purposes,” said a vendor at Christmas in DeCastro Street on Saturday December 3, 2016.

December 5th, 2016
New Digicel BVI GM Kevin R. Gordon focusing on staff development

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Close to 12 years after he walked through the doors of telecommunications company Digicel, Mr Kevin R. Gordon now heads Digicel BVI Limited.

December 2nd, 2016
Premier Smith's $92G Cadillac repaired after accident

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was over four months ago, on July 31, 2016 that the state-owned $92,500 Cadillac Escalade purchased after the 2015 snap election for Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) was involved in an accident.

December 2nd, 2016
Nanny Cay’s construction project moves ahead; New marina in use!

NANNY CAY, Tortola, VI- The over US$30 Million expansion project at Nanny Cay Hotel and Marina, one of Tortola’s premier facilities and boat yard, is continuing.

November 30th, 2016
Crafts Alive is dead!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “Mark (Hon Mark H. Vanterpool), he don’t do nothing for us. All that comes out of his mouth is Tortola Pier Park. Nothing about Crafts Alive,” an expression of frustration from Crafts Alive stall holder Irma Smith.

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