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July 5th, 2017
BVI Airways & Gov’t @ war! Is it a shake down?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After the Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith's Administration was embarrassed that after announcing some four dates for BVI Airways to fly between Miami and Beef Island and none coming to pass, the situation is getting ugly.

June 23rd, 2017
Take off date No 5 for BVI Airways; Fasten your seatbelts!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The people of the Virgin Islands, especially the tax payers that bailed out a defunct BVI Airways to the tune of $7.2M in exchange for direct flights from Miami, Florida, USA to Beef Island’s Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport, are yet to see the deal materialise as promised.

June 19th, 2017
New FAA BVI Airways approvals; credibility low after 4th take off missed!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The controversial $7.2M bailout deal by the Dr Smith-led National Democratic Party Administration to BVI Airways in exchange for direct flights between Miami, Florida, USA and the Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport, Beef Island, has made another announcement on regulatory approvals.

June 16th, 2017
Lies & secrecy surround tax payers $7.2M payout to BVI Airways

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The controversial BVI Airways tax payers bail out with $7.2M is grabbing headlines again. It was on June 13, 2017 that the Opposition Leader and First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie fired more questions in the House of Assembly (HoA) on the deal, which is to provide direct flights from Miami, Florida to the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island.

June 14th, 2017
Airport Expansion Project grounded? Gov’t ‘considering next steps’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – During the Eighth Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly (HoA) on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering refused to give details as to why the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport expansion project is not moving forward.

June 7th, 2017
When will BVI Airways ever fly? $7.2M & counting! More questions

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While BVI Airways continues to put on the best face via its public relations offensive, the public continues to ask where is the $7.2 Million used to bailout the airline in exchange for direct flights between Miami, Florida and Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island.

May 17th, 2017
More lies from Premier Smith? Other companies had interest in direct flights

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was at the Seventh Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly (HoA) on May 11, 2017 under fire from the Opposition Leader Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), that more information was unearthed about the controversial tax payers bailout of BVI Airways.

November 2nd, 2016
$7M later, two deadlines passed, still no BVI Airways flights!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands (VI) taxpayers have bailed out a defunct BVI Airways that left abruptly in 2014 owing the BVI Airports Authority close to 100,000 United States dollars.

August 27th, 2016
The essential middle class & Virgin Islands Tourism

By Dickson Igwe

The IMF has stated that a healthy and prosperous middle class is the key to a strong economy. Jack and Jill Average are the critical cogs in the global economic wheel. Their spending drives both the domestic internal economy, and international trade. The middle classes are also essential to global tourism.

March 1st, 2016
Expansion of TB Lettsome airport a misplaced objective- Local pilot

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Local pilot and shareholder in VI Airlink Captain Neville C. Brathwaite Jr. has expressed reservations about Government’s plans to expand the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport at Beef Island.

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