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December 3rd, 2018
No mandate for 'lame duck' Premier in UK talks'- Jamal S. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The National Democratic Party (NDP) Government led by Premier, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, has “no mandate to hold any discussions on anything, much less the critical decisions being taken in London to use the Overseas Territories to replace Britain's involvement in the Galileo Satellite Network (similar to GPS used in the USA).”

September 4th, 2018
Brits must now see VI Constitutional Reform as important

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The United Kingdom (UK) will have to see Constitutional Reform in the Virgin Islands (VI) as important, if written submissions by residents and belongers, to the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs’ review of future relations with Overseas Territories, are taken seriously.

August 8th, 2018
‘The NDP has lost their way’-Jamal S. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Speaking on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, on the radio show Honestly Speaking, with host Claude O. Skelton-Cline, local Attorney-at-Law, Jamal S. Smith, was the guest.

November 10th, 2016
Sir Richard C.N. Branson applauds progress in legalising weed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The famous billionaire and Virgin Islands Belonger, Sir Richard C.N. Branson is confident that there is a ‘bright spark’ in efforts to end what he terms ‘the failed war on drugs’. In this instance he is referring to the legalising of marijuana.

July 18th, 2016
Touché D. McLean accuses ex-wife & Jamal S. Smith of improprieties

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In an almost 50 minute long video that nearly 'crashed' social media because of the many hits and which was the buzz of the weekend in bars while newsrooms pondered on how to deal with the explosive information, a Tortola man has made some damming accusations.

May 15th, 2016
Champion farmer Renardis 'Aukie' Donovan to face trial for ganja cultivation 

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Champion farmer Renardis ‘Aukie’ Donovan appeared in the Magistrate's Court Friday May 13, 2016 charged with cultivation of cannabis sativa.

May 2nd, 2016
Legalise the ‘weed’ in the VI - Jamal S. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Well respected local attorney at law Jamal S. Smith raised eyebrows in the High Court when he said the Virgin Islands (VI) has some of the highest grade of cannabis sativa in the world and this is why he is against the importation of the drug while being a proponent of its legalisation.

August 24th, 2015
'Revised Trade Mark Act will guard against counterfeit products' – Jamal S. Smith

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Attorney at Law Jamal S. Smith believes that the time has come for the territory to advance in the registration of trade marks (TMs) for goods and services now that the 2013 legislation dealing with registration of trade marks is to be implemented come September 1, 2015.

December 18th, 2013
UPDATE: Louis Potter to act as Chairman of BVICCHA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In what was first reported by Virgin Islands News Online on December 6, 2013 the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVICCHA) has confirmed that its Executive Director Ms Doris Smith-Scatliffe and President Jamal S. Smith have tendered their resignations, which have been accepted.

September 11th, 2013
Premier blasts online news sites for headlines on Hong Kong Office opening

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith has expressed his disappointment about the headlines carried by local online news sites on the recently opened Office in Hong Kong, which is now headed by his wife Mrs Lorna Smith.

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