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Finance and Business

February 9th, 2016
BVIAA contradicts Premier Smith on legal action against BVI Airways

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- So far no legal action has been taken against BVI Airways to recover funds owed to the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) more than two years ago.

February 9th, 2016
$1M spent on QE II Park; $200k for Water Fountain

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The National Democratic Party (NDP) Government of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith was on a spending spree leading up to the 2015 General Elections.

February 8th, 2016
Not broke but taxes/fees to increase

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Delivering the 2016 national budget in the House of Assembly today Monday February 8, 2016, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith said the funds that the Government has expended to execute a number of projects in the territory have been significant and are monies well spent.

February 8th, 2016
$331M Budget! Higher taxes announced with claim that country not broke!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Sounding again like he was on the campaign trail, the Virgin Islands’ Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has announced a 2016 Appropriation Act of approximately Three Hundred and Thirty Million, Eight Hundred and Forty Six Thousand Five hundred United States Dollars ($330,846,500.00) of both protected revenue and expenditure.

February 8th, 2016
Alarming? $92,500.00 brand new Cadillac Escalade purchased for Premier!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While no one who is fair and objective will disagree that the Virgin Islands’ Head of Government, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith, ought to be driven in a state-owned vehicle, and security provided, as is the practice through-out the world or for that matter any Premier, residents are alarmed that in this hard economic time a new SUV was purchased for Dr Smith at such cost.

February 7th, 2016
$1M plus spent for Elmore Stoutt High School ‘Wall’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With many schools without basic teaching aids, and others without basic resources such as toilet paper, water and classroom space, the Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn spent One Million and Seventy-eight Thousand Dollars ($1, 078,000.00) on the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) perimeter fence.

February 6th, 2016
NDP paid $500,000 of taxpayers $$ to defunct BVI Airways; another $2M on its way!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government has left the treasury empty, as confirmed by the Minister of Finance Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith in an answer to a question posed by senior Opposition Member Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) on February 4, 2016 and with local vendors owed millions of dollars, the NDP Government has already paid $500,000.00 of taxpayers' money of the $7 Million promised to BVI Airways.

February 5th, 2016
NDP has run the VI broke! From $51M under VIP to $6M under NDP!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The debate as to who left the Virgin Islands broke is now over. The Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith, has set the record straight by confirming that the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government has almost bankrupt the Overseas Territory of about forty thousand residents.

February 5th, 2016
'Freeze all work permits for VG jobs immediately!' – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has called on Government to immediately put a freeze on all work permits for jobs in Virgin Gorda to allow local persons displaced from Rosewood Little Dix Bay Resort to find work.

February 4th, 2016
Law firm shuns Hugh E. Darley for fear of Gov't victimisation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Project Coordinator of the Cruise Pier Development Project, Hugh E. Darley has not only confirmed that he has retained legal counsel in the Virgin Islands, but also that the law firm which his company IDEA Inc. had retained backed out of the arrangement citing the fear that it could lose future Government work.

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