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Finance and Business

January 19th, 2017
Scotiabank BVI Ltd named Bank of the Year for third year

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Scotiabank has been named Bank of the Year 2016 in the [British] Virgin Islands by The Banker Magazine, a Financial Times publication. This is the third occasion the Bank has been recognised by the publication, having also won the title in 2014, 2015 and now in 2016.

January 18th, 2017
“What’s the hurry?” Caller asks Gov’t on airport expansion project

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A caller to the Speak out BVI show on ZBVI 780 AM with Doug Wheatley, has called on the Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) administration to slow down and engage and educate the populace and to paint a clear picture of the pros and cons before sealing the controversial airport expansion project deal with the Chinese firm.

January 17th, 2017
Divided NDP Gov’t: Too many secrets- John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Returning to be governed by UK’s direct rule as a result of indebtedness, disunity in the government and moving from the name National Democratic Party to "National Dictatorship Party" are some of the burning issues that former Chairman of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) Bishop John I. Cline has expressed concern over.

January 16th, 2017
$323M budget presented; Disappointing says Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The National Democratic Party (NDP) Government of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL) presented a $323M budget in the House of Assembly today, January 16, 2017.

January 16th, 2017
Chinese cannot be allowed to compete unfairly with locals- Cromwell Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Host of the weekly programme, Umoja, Cromwell Smith on ZBVI 780 AM, spoke out on just what he thinks of the territory entering trade deals with the Chinese, saying the territory can trade tourism and financial services while the Chinese trade goods; however, they cannot be allowed to come to set up manufacturing plants or to compete unfairly with locals.

January 14th, 2017
Guyana poised to become a top oil producer

NEW YORK TIMES

HOUSTON, USA — Guyana, the tiny English-speaking South American country, is poised to become the next big oil producer in the Western Hemisphere, attracting the attention and investment dollars of some of the biggest oil companies in the world.

January 14th, 2017
Build a wide & sturdy bridge to ‘Charlotte Amalie’

Dickson Igwe

For the working and middle Class, [British] Virgin Islands traveler, with a US Visa, or US Citizenship, there is no substitute to the air travel mini hub, Cyril E King International Airport, Charlotte Amalie.

January 13th, 2017
Chinese Tender unearthed! Cost of Airport Project could double by completion

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was at the Third Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly on December 19, 2016 when Leader of the Opposition Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) was grilling the Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) on the Airport Runway Extension Project.

January 12th, 2017
Airport Project 10 times worse than Biwater- Radio show host

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “All I have to say, this is another Biwater,” said a caller to the Open Mic live television programme hosted by Julio S. Henry, who responded, “Listen, this is ten times worse than Biwater.”

January 12th, 2017
Dr Smith is not 'wearing the pants' – Julio S. Henry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Local businessman and talk show host Julio S. ‘Sam’ Henry came out with a barrage of hard hitting punches to Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), bluntly telling him that his Health Minister Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) ran the finances of the territory better than him.

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