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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.

September 21st, 2016
After $7M of taxpayers’ money would BVI Airways ever fly?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Many persons were not convinced it was a good deal after the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration, led by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith and his Tourist Board Chairman Russell Harrigan, announced a US$7M bailout of the defunct BVI Airways.

July 18th, 2016
Flight delayed! BVI Airways now expected to begin operations in November

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Government had previously stated that BVI Airways would begin direct flights from Miami, USA to Beef Island, Virgin Islands in October of this year. There has, however, been an early delay to takeoff as Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith stated today, July 18, 2016 that BVI Airways is now expected to begin operations in November.

July 11th, 2016
Hon Fraser accuses Premier Smith of lying to public again!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Opposition Leader Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has accused Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith of misleading the public on the controversial BVI Airways agreement.

June 23rd, 2016
Premier Smith mum on ALL investors for BVI Airways!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the months go by more and more information is being unearthed on the controversial deal where taxpayers forked out some $7M to subsidise a once defunct BVI Airways.

June 21st, 2016
HoA to meet June 23, 2016; Opposition to fire off questions

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Just as was first and accurately reported on June 15, 2016 by this news site concerning the date for the next Sitting of the House of Assembly (HoA), the Government has confirmed Virgin Islands News Online’s information.

April 26th, 2016
BVI Airways Agreement 'guarantees' money will be repaid- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith yesterday, April 25, 2016 reiterated that the money being made available to BVI Airways is not a grant and that it will be repaid.

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