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February 10th, 2016
VIP did it too! Premier Smith on justifying purchase of new luxury vehicle

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has hit back at critics of his for the purchase of a new Cadillac Escalade at a cost of $92,500, saying that during the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government, the spending on Government owned vehicles was much higher.

February 10th, 2016
Like this NDP Gov’t gone mad!- Radio caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “When you guys ready to march you guys let me know. This is madness,” said an obviously frustrated radio caller who admitted he voted for the National Democratic Party (NDP) at the June 8, 2015 elections but is since regretting his decision.

February 10th, 2016
NDP's plan to tax its way to prosperity will fail – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie believes that the National Democratic Party's (NDP) strategy to increases taxes and fees as a means of shoring up Government's coffers is a sure fire way to failure.

February 9th, 2016
$1M spent on QE II Park; $200k for Water Fountain

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The National Democratic Party (NDP) Government of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith was on a spending spree leading up to the 2015 General Elections.

February 8th, 2016
Not broke but taxes/fees to increase

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Delivering the 2016 national budget in the House of Assembly today Monday February 8, 2016, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith said the funds that the Government has expended to execute a number of projects in the territory have been significant and are monies well spent.

February 8th, 2016
$331M Budget! Higher taxes announced with claim that country not broke!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Sounding again like he was on the campaign trail, the Virgin Islands’ Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has announced a 2016 Appropriation Act of approximately Three Hundred and Thirty Million, Eight Hundred and Forty Six Thousand Five hundred United States Dollars ($330,846,500.00) of both protected revenue and expenditure.

February 8th, 2016
Alarming? $92,500.00 brand new Cadillac Escalade purchased for Premier!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While no one who is fair and objective will disagree that the Virgin Islands’ Head of Government, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith, ought to be driven in a state-owned vehicle, and security provided, as is the practice through-out the world or for that matter any Premier, residents are alarmed that in this hard economic time a new SUV was purchased for Dr Smith at such cost.

February 7th, 2016
$1M plus spent for Elmore Stoutt High School ‘Wall’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With many schools without basic teaching aids, and others without basic resources such as toilet paper, water and classroom space, the Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn spent One Million and Seventy-eight Thousand Dollars ($1, 078,000.00) on the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) perimeter fence.

February 7th, 2016
Promises fulfilled; D2 moving forward – Hon Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Second District Honourable Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull believes his first six months in office saw many of the promises made during the political campaigns realised.

February 6th, 2016
NDP paid $500,000 of taxpayers $$ to defunct BVI Airways; another $2M on its way!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government has left the treasury empty, as confirmed by the Minister of Finance Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith in an answer to a question posed by senior Opposition Member Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) on February 4, 2016 and with local vendors owed millions of dollars, the NDP Government has already paid $500,000.00 of taxpayers' money of the $7 Million promised to BVI Airways.

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