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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.