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March 9th, 2017
VI Airlink objects to BVI Airways US service application

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands based airline VI Airlink, along with another regional air carrier, has reportedly filed a joint objection to a recent application made by BVI Airways to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for Exemption Authority and a Foreign Air Carrier Permit.

February 20th, 2017
Slide in British Pound highlights urgent need for airlift - Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - ‎Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) has made another attempt at justifying his National Democratic Party’s controversial decision to pump $7M into a defunct BVI Airways.

January 19th, 2017
Office space in Road Town, but still no flights for BVI Airways

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Many critics have not gotten over the fact that the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government bailed out a defunct BVI Airways to the tune off $7Million with public funds.

January 18th, 2017
“What’s the hurry?” Caller asks Gov’t on airport expansion project

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A caller to the Speak out BVI show on ZBVI 780 AM with Doug Wheatley, has called on the Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) administration to slow down and engage and educate the populace and to paint a clear picture of the pros and cons before sealing the controversial airport expansion project deal with the Chinese firm.

December 20th, 2016
BVI Airways acquires 2nd jet; But no flight date announced

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A day after Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith failed to tell the public when exactly BVI Airways will begin its long overdue promised service from Miami, USA to Beef Island, Tortola, BVI Airways has announced it has acquired a second jet.

December 19th, 2016
Will BVI Airways ever fly? Date remain unknown on 'clear for take off'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The controversial bail out deal where a defunct airline that left owing the British Virgin Islands Airports Authority (BVIAA) close to US$100,000 is in the news again.

November 3rd, 2016
1 of the $7M BVI Airways jets arrives @ Beef Island airport

BEEF ISLAND, VI- While the public still seems to be unsettled with the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration bailing out the bankrupt BVI Airways to the tune of $7M in exchange for direct flights between Miami International Airport and the Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island, today November 2, 2016 marked an important day in the bailout deal.

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.

October 9th, 2016
After a $7M tax payer bailout for BVI Airways not a dime for local ferries!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It seems that only foreign companies can obtain easy access to taxpayers’ monies in the millions to bail out their defunct or struggling businesses.

September 23rd, 2016
BVI Airways got $5M from taxpayers but owes BVIAA $99K

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After already forwarding some $5M to defunct airline BVI Airways, the people of the Virgin Islands are now learning that BVI Airways still owes the government of the Virgin Islands.



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