ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was yesterday March 23, 2017 that social network was abuzz with circulation that the Territory's youngest Financial Secretary and most powerful senior civil servant, Mr Neil M. Smith, was being forced out of office and was to be replaced by a United Kingdom national.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a hurriedly arranged press conference on March 16, 2017 requested by the United Kingdom appointed Governor John S. Duncan OBE on the steps of the Government’s Central Administrative Complex, reporters waited in anticipation as Mr Duncan finished his National Security Council (NSC) meeting.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Croix, USVI — US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp shared some good news at a press conference on Wednesday March 22, 2017: the release of $20 million in 2015 tax refunds, which is expected in the next few weeks.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Today March 21, 2017 at the continuation of the 5th Sitting of the 2nd Session of the 3rd House of Assembly, Members voted unanimously for Sea Cows Bay businessman C. Michael Thomas to serve another two and a half years as the Chairman of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) Board of Directors.
FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— Hummingbird Air, in a letter addressed to its customers, announced on Tuesday March 14, 2017 the suspension of all its operations — passenger, SHOPNET and cargo/parcel delivery — effective April 1, 2017.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While the United Kingdom appointed Governor John S. Duncan OBE is slowly stripping Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) of his Finance portfolio, he is busy writing the United States Government’s Department of Transportation (DoT) battling against a local company.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It seems like the Virgin Islands has a new Emperor without clothes, even though Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) was quick to respond to the bombshell of an announcement made by the United Kingdom appointed Governor John S. Duncan OBE that he had exercised his reserved powers to direct the Accountant General via warrant to allocate the sum of $800,000 to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- If the Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) was a United States Senator he would have had to declare himself a lobbyist for a foreign company.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Speaking for the first time to local media in the Virgin Islands since the Privy Council of the United Kingdom ruled in their favour in the case against the Government of the Virgin Islands, Delta Petroleum (Caribbean) Ltd’s Regional General Manager Bevis A. Sylvester said he does not view it as a victory for his company but rather he is “sorry for the tax payers of the Territory.”