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September 12th, 2018
More BVI Airways Questions for September 13, 2018 HoA Sitting—Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Questions on the tax payers $7.2 M squandered on BVI Airways—that never flew and with Government not collecting a dime back, is not going away anytime soon and will be the Legacy of outgoing Premier Dr the Honourable, D. Orlando Smith (AL)—are back on the Order Paper.

September 10th, 2018
Many still roofless as Hurricane approaches

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Many families in the Territory may have to utilise shelters or seek cover with families, friends or neighbours in the likelihood of a severe storm during this hurricane season as one year after their homes were destroyed by Hurricane Irma , they are yet to be fixed.

September 8th, 2018
Gov Jaspert warns against complacency @ Irma Observance

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Government of the Virgin Islands’ (VI) call to prayer, reflection and remembrance of September 6, 2017, was met with a scant attendance and a clarion call to guard against complacency in the Territory’s recovery efforts.

September 5th, 2018
Schools reopen: Isabella Morris Primary remains close

WEST END, Tortola, VI - The Isabella Morris Primary School located in Carrot Bay, West End, Tortola, is not likely to be re-opened before 2019 as the government of the Virgin Islands (VI) is sill deliberating whether or not they will convert the school into a Junior High School.

September 4th, 2018
You can only have one leader @ a time—Dr Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Deputy Premier, Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), has lashed out at public perception that Premier, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), has surrendered leadership of the country to his National Democratic Party (NDP) successor, Honourable Myron V. Walwn (AL).

September 3rd, 2018
Economy performing well post hurricanes –Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands' (VI) Chief Legislator with responsibility for its Finances, outgoing Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable, D. Orlando Smith (AL), says the Territory is doing well, in its comeback after the devastation of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

August 31st, 2018
Duncan Vindicated? Speedy arrest in Jerry’s murder result of more RVIPF resources

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Governor, John S. Duncan's decision, to take money from the coffers to allocate to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is being seen as vindicated, with Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), conceding that it was the additional resources that led to the quick breakthrough in the recent murder of 25-year-old, Jerry Castro-Felix.

August 30th, 2018
Where is money pledged for post hurricanes recovery?—Julian Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The plight of numerous Virgin Islanders, continue to be bleak, one year after two Category-5 Hurricane hurricanes laid waste to the Territory, leading political aspirant, Mr Julian Willock, to question “where is the money” that had been pledged in aid for the country’s recovery.

August 30th, 2018
Premier Smith dismisses Hon Walwyn’s rant against UK

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Outgoing Premier and Minster of Finance, Dr the Honourable, D. Orlando Smith (AL), has given the assurance his National Democratic Party (NDP) Government, will be making its submission to the United Kingdom's (UK) review of its future with its Overseas Territories (OTs)—by the September 3, 2018, deadline.

August 25th, 2018
VI gets ready for Irma 1st Anniversary

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Outgoing Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), is encouraging Territory wide participation in the observation of the 1st anniversary of Hurricane Irma.



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