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Finance and Business

March 28th, 2018
The Premier caved; Provided essential documents- Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Leader of the Opposition Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said he voted in favour of the Bill entitled ‘Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Act 2018’ as his primary concern with the Bill was addressed in Committee Stage.

March 27th, 2018
Premier a winner! 10-2 in favour of controversial recovery agency Bill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was always expected, despite the many concerns and objections from legislators before and during the debates, that the Bill entitled ‘Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Act 2018 was going to be passed in the House of Assembly with amendments.

March 27th, 2018
Unclaimed goods to be auctioned/disposed April 7, 2018

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Importers of unclaimed goods left for more than two months at Her Majesty’s Customs and the BVI Ports Authority are advised that these items must be cleared by Friday, April 6, 2018 to avoid having them sold at public auction.

March 27th, 2018
Dr Smith is a ‘real gangster’- Julio S. Henry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- One of the main concerns of the elected Representatives who have trouble supporting the Bill entitled ‘Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Act 2018’ is that Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) has not been upfront with information requested.

March 26th, 2018
Elise Donovan of BVI House Asia visits Shenzhen Foreign Affairs Office

SHENZHEN, China- Ms Elise Donovan, Director of BVI House Asia, has met with the new Director General of Shenzhen Foreign Affairs Office, Ms Cai Ying; Deputy Director General, Mr Yao Weizhi; and Director of Protocol Division, Ms Claire Xie today, March 26, 2018 in Civic Center, Shenzhen.

March 26th, 2018
‘We ain’t toeing that line’- Hon Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Implying that her own National Democratic Party (NDP) Government is trying to force elected members hands to satisfy the interest of individuals and that Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) is not in control of the ship, Deputy Speaker and Fifth District Representative Hon Delores Christopher said those are some of the reasons she is finding it difficult to support the Bill entitled: Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency 2018.

March 24th, 2018
'We failed in our responsibilities as legislators' - Hon Marlon A. Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8), Junior Minister for Trade and Investment Promotion, has joined other members of the National Democratic Party (NDP) and the Opposition in not supporting the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Act 2018, while calling for a bill that will benefit the people of the territory.

March 24th, 2018
‘Some bridges are made to be burned down’- Hon Ronnie W. Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) who, in supporting the Bill for the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Act 2018, had stated during the Third Sitting of the Third Session of the Third House of Assembly on March 22, 2018 that he had seen the movie Black Panther and one of the things that stuck with him is when the Wakanda chief had spoken at the United Nations.

March 23rd, 2018
'Do we need to repeat the BVI Airways saga?'- Hon Archibald C. Christian

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Do we need to repeat the BVI Airways saga, where individuals have gone with $7.2M of our money and there is no airline flying? And we waiting for them to tell us what they did with our money? Months ago they were supposed to be flying. Again, I came to this House and I put my neck on the chopping block and supported that initiative, only to find out that there were information that I was never privy to. I stop making decisions without information. I am sorry.”

March 23rd, 2018
VI calls on UK for OTs to be included in Brexit arrangements

LONDON, England, UK- As the European Union (EU) and United Kingdom (UK) officially begin talks on a future relationship, the Virgin Islands [British] has called for inclusion in future arrangements.

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