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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.

April 25th, 2016
Govt's $7 million to BVI airways will end up being a grant - Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA is again questioning the wisdom of the National Democratic Party's (NDP) 'investment' into BVI Airways, a foreign owned airline.

March 23rd, 2016
9th District resort owners welcome BVI Airways! - Hon Hubert O'Neal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Ninth District Honourable Hubert O’Neal believes the decision to pump $7 million into foreign owned BVI Airways is a good one that will benefit the territory immensely and has reported that major resort owners in his District are eagerly awaiting the commencement of the service set to begin in September or October this year.

February 24th, 2016
VI Airlink should be territory's flag carrier – Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Shareholder of VI Airlink, Neville C. Brathwaite Jr. believes that while he would like to see the territory get its own flag carrier, he said it doesn't necessarily have to be VI Airlink.

February 11th, 2016
Donald E. de Castro blasts Gov't for owing locals but investing in foreign airline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Radio talk show host and social commentator Donald E. de Castro has blasted the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government for failing to pay monies owed to numerous contractors and service providers but yet finding money from the Consolidated Fund to invest in BVI Airways, a foreign owned entity.



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