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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.

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.


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