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January 27th, 2016
Amending of Legal Profession Act critical for foreign law firms – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith said the territory has to be very careful when amending legislation because of it being a financial services jurisdiction on which some amendments could have negative effects.

January 24th, 2016
Budget date yet to be decided – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minster of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith said the date for the presentation of the National Budget is yet to be decided, confirming our newsroom’s accurate report on January 20, 2016 that tomorrow Monday January 25, 2016 is not Budget Day.

January 23rd, 2016
Gov't's call to audit itself an insult – Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA has come out swinging at Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith for effectively announcing that the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government will be investigating itself on the cruise pier development project.

January 22nd, 2016
'Premier is misinformed! I was not paid'– Hugh E. Darley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former project coordinator of the cruise pier development project, President of I D E A Inc., Hugh E. Darley today January 22, 2016 said Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith is “misinformed” for stating that all of what Government owed him had been paid in full.

January 21st, 2016
Premier Smith denies knowing of Little Dix Bay Resort closure beforehand

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has dismissed assertions that his National Democratic Party (NDP) Government knew of the closure of Rosewood Little Dix Bay resort on Virgin Gorda long before January 14, 2016, the date of the announced 18-month downtime from May 1, 2016, insisting that he only knew of the closure just one day before the workers themselves.

January 19th, 2016
‘Rosewood Little Dix resort closure would have cost NDP election’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) said that had the election process been allowed to run its normal course and had there not been snap elections, the news of the imminent closure of Rosewood Little Dix Bay, together with that of Biras Creek Resort would have spelt doom for the National Democratic Party’s (NDP) chances at holding on to Government.

January 12th, 2016
Govt pumps $7M in subsidies into BVI Airways

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Just as first and accurately reported by this news site, Government today January 12, 2016 announced direct flights to and from Miami, Florida, USA, through a joint venture between the Government of the VI and BVI Airways which will see some $7 million of taxpayer dollars pumped into it as part of a three-year agreement.

January 11th, 2016
‘Be attuned with students’ unique skills & interests’ – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith today January 11, 2016 charged those in the education sector to set the pace to ensure that children today learn the skills they need to fill the jobs of tomorrow.

December 31st, 2015
UPDATE: NHI going ahead as is! Petition group to up the ante – Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Main agitator behind the NHI Concerned Citizens and Residents Group Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru blasted Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith's response to their petition and cover letter as unsatisfactory and vague.

December 31st, 2015
‘Premier’s letter to NHI group should be public’ – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Social commentator and radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro is peeved that Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has not found it fit to make the letter that he wrote to the NHI Concerned Citizens and Residents Group public.

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