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January 18th, 2019
'Return $7.2M before hospital is renamed'-Rajah A. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – At-Large Candidate, running as an Independent at the upcoming Polls, Mr Rajah A. Smith, believes that the renaming of the Peebles Hospital should not be done arbitrarily by the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government and should instead be a matter for public discussion first.

January 17th, 2019
Fmr Ports Boss defends TPP price tag

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Former Ports Authority boss has come out swinging against the current National Democratic Party (NDP) Government, specifically the Minister for Finance and Premier, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), for allowing a “lie” to continue to be peddled in the public domain, surrounding a perceived $40M, cost overrun on the construction of the Tortola Pier Park (TPP).

January 15th, 2019
May's Brexit plan suffers historic defeat; VI should be concerned

LONDON, United Kingdom – Leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister (PM) of the United Kingdom (UK), Theresa M. May has sustained the heaviest parliamentary defeat of any British PM in the democratic era, after MPs rejected her Brexit deal by a resounding majority of 230.

January 15th, 2019
‘Sometimes projects fail; airport expansion killed airline’—Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister of Finance, Premier, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), has finally attempted to come clean on the BVI Airways fiasco which cost the Virgin Islands (VI), some $7.2M—money still to be recovered—and has said, it was the expansion of the runway at Beef Island, which caused the company to begin to fold.

January 15th, 2019
Documents missing for Pier Park Project; Audit Report incomplete

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The long awaited Audit report, commissioned by ‘lame-duck’ and outgoing Premier, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), into the Tortola Pier Park Project (TPP), was today Tuesday, January 15, 2019, tabled in the House of Assembly (HoA).

January 14th, 2019
BVI Airways, renaming Hospital among topics @ Tuesday’s HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA) will meet again on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, in what could be its final Sitting before it is dissolved to pave the way for the 2019 General Elections.

January 12th, 2019
Premier to answer questions on Walwyn Wall Scandal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL) will be made to answer a series of questions on the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) Wall Report and investigation, at the upcoming sitting of the Virgin Islands’ House of Assembly (HoA) on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.

January 11th, 2019
Peebles Hospital to be renamed in honour of Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Most historians and residents of the Virgin Islands (VI) will remember Premier, Dr the Hon D. Orlando Smith’s (AL) political legacy as one of corruption allegations and the split of the National Democratic Party (NDP)—a party he co-founded—into two.

January 10th, 2019
‘Mitch’ grilling Premier on spending @ NDP 1

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former National Democratic Party (NDP 1) Chaplain, Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull (R2), aka ‘Mitch,’ now with the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM-NDP2), is now openly questioning Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL) on spending under the NDP Government.

January 9th, 2019
Will Elections date be announced @ NDP January 12, 2019 rally?

MARKET SQUARE, Road Town, Tortola, VI - Word coming from members of the National Democratic Party (NDP 1), led by Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) is that the 2019 election date could be announced at the next NDP political rally.

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