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March 30th, 2018
'There is an appetite in some places to privatise some services' - Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Since the passage of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017, the public servants have been on edge wondering if they will be laid off as Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), Premier and Minister of Finance, was flip-flopping on whether job cuts will or will not be made.

December 6th, 2017
Close to 200 jobless as Peter Island Resort closes indefinitely

PETER ISLAND, VI – “Last week we were told in a general staff meeting that we have to go home, close to 200 hundred of us. They are only keeping just a few to do certain things.”

November 14th, 2017
Dr Smith flip-flops on public servants’ layoffs in answer to HoA question!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was our newsroom that first and accurately reported on October 20, 2017 that the ruling National Democratic Party of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) was discussing reducing the civil service.

October 28th, 2017
'No layoffs in the public service'- Premier Smith

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI - During a press conference on Thursday, October 26, 2017 streaming live on the Government of the Virgin Islands YouTube page, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), Premier and Minister of Finance, reassured civil servants that there will be no layoffs.

October 20th, 2017
Layoff or cut civil servants' salaries?- NDP Gov't debates

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- For months and ever since the 2011 general elections, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL) was claiming that the economy was 'robust' and that it was not his government’s reckless spending that had left the country broke.

October 4th, 2017
Economy ‘bust’? Layoffs continue following Hurricane Irma

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- We all remember Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) claiming for years that the Virgin Islands’ economy was “robust.”

September 26th, 2017
Layoffs have started following Hurricane Irma

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The biggest political joke over the past five years was Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) claiming that the Virgin Islands (VI) economy was 'robust' even in the face of statistics that showed otherwise and many of his own backbenchers vigorously disputing the notion in private and public via the House of Assembly (HoA).

July 23rd, 2017
Kevin R. Gordon is Digicel’s new Virgin Islands boss

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The telecommunications giant Digicel BVI announced late Friday July 21, 2017 that its Head of Business Operations, Mr Kevin R. Gordon has been named its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Virgin Islands (VI) branch.

July 18th, 2017
NDP Gov’t embarrassed; Mum on BVI Airways’ latest bombshell

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The six year old National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration has invested millions in public relations from the days of Glover Parks, the Washington DC firm who tried to sell ‘ice to an Eskimo’ when the NDP was in office in 2003-2007, while some Ministers have snubbed the Government Information Services (GIS) and hired their own private public relations firms.

August 26th, 2015
Insurance companies to cut staff because of NHI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the economy of the Virgin Islands (VI) already said to be heavily depressed as jobs are being lost every day, the Government’s move to bring into force the National Health Insurance (NHI) is likely to put more persons on the breadline.


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