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March 23rd, 2016
NDP Gov't promises to pay civil servants their full increments this year!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith announced during the opening day of the budget debates yesterday March 22, 2016 that Government will be paying full increments to public servants this year.

March 22nd, 2016
Premier Smith baffled VI on money laundering list

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith said the Virgin Islands adheres to all of the required international regulations and conventions and therefore it is baffling why the territory continues to feature in the US State Department's International Narcotic Control Strategy Report.

March 21st, 2016
Still no completion date known for QEII Park

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith told members of the media today March 21, 2016 that he could not say when the Queen Elizabeth II Park would be completed, a project whose opening date had already been announced and postponed.

February 26th, 2016
Hon Walwyn calling the Premier 'a liar' a serious admin error – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro said for the Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn to come out in public and virtually “call the Premier a liar” is a breach of protocol which should not be overlooked.

February 22nd, 2016
A bluff? No case filed against VI Gov't by Hugh E. Darley

TOKYO, Japan – After checking the Court Registry last week and discovering that no case had been filed against the Government of the Virgin Islands on behalf of Hugh E. Darley, our newsroom made contact with Mr Darley to find out whether he was still going ahead with the lawsuit.

February 18th, 2016
Hon Vanterpool took 'unnecessary heat' for Pier Park project – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith said his Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool took some “unnecessary” heat for the cruise pier development project but persevered nevertheless.

February 16th, 2016
Will there be fireworks or not @ TPP opening?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Will there be fireworks tonight February 16, 2016 following the opening ceremony for the controversial Tortola Pier Park? This is a burning question for our readers who called our newsroom saying that a radio advertisement is conflicting what Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith had announced.

February 15th, 2016
Was public misled? 'CDB did no study on ports project' – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has debunked the assertion that the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) did a study of the cruise pier development project and that the Government is yet to release the report.

February 15th, 2016
Premier has a rude awakening coming - Hon Fraser 

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - Leader of the Opposition and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) has accused Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith of presenting more of a state of the territory address with no substance rather than a budget presentation.

February 12th, 2016
Flip flopping again? Premier Smith admits BVI Airways owes nothing to BVIAA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has confirmed that nothing else is owed by BVI Airways to the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) following a court case in 2014 which resulted in the outstanding balance being resolved after $70,000 had been paid.

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