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January 15th, 2019
‘Sometimes projects fail; airport expansion killed airline’—Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister of Finance, Premier, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), has finally attempted to come clean on the BVI Airways fiasco which cost the Virgin Islands (VI), some $7.2M—money still to be recovered—and has said, it was the expansion of the runway at Beef Island, which caused the company to begin to fold.

December 3rd, 2018
Premier Away; Honourable Pickering Is Acting Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), is away from the Territory, attending the United Kingdom's (UK) Joint Ministerial Council Meetings in London.

June 21st, 2018
Hon Ronnie W. Skelton wants Premier ‘formally recognised’ for devoted service to VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Co-founder of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Health and Social Development Minister, the Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), has called for Premier of the Virgin Islands (VI), Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, to be formally recognised at an appropriate time in the near future for his service to the Territory.

June 15th, 2018
List of demands from the Peoples' March

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Scores of residents of the Virgin Islands (VI) on Friday, June 8, 2018, protested perceived wrongdoings perpetuated against the people of the VI, by the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) government.

June 11th, 2018
Hon Mark H. Vanterpool in the big chair! Acting Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), is acting Premier and Minister of Finance, effective June 10 to 17, 2018.

April 23rd, 2015
VG land distribution no election gimmick – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith is insisting that Government’s land distribution process is completely transparent and brushed off questions as to whether it is a political gimmick on the eve of elections in the territory.

October 29th, 2014
First Turks & Caicos Islands Premier calls for CARICOM to carefully watch the British 'modern-day coup underway in the territory


In a press statement on October 10, former Premier Michael Misick congratulated the former Premier of the Cayman Islands McKeeva Bush, on clearing his name of corruption charges.

July 9th, 2014
‘Hon Julian Fraser has potential for becoming Premier’ – Bishop Cline

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - “We are BV Islanders at the end of the day and we are really interested in developing the country. For me I don’t have sides. I am a BVIslander,” stated John I. Cline, the Bishop of the New Life Baptist Church which governs the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom.

January 13th, 2014
Gov’t to review tendering process - Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Government has expressed concern about the high cost of infrastructural projects and in this vein, has resorted to embark on a review of the current tender process in place.

January 9th, 2014
Promotion & relegation to spice up BVIFA League season

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI Football Association (BVIFA) will be introducing a Premier and Division One league system for 2014, with the teams not only looking for Championship glory, but also to avoid the dreaded “drop” into the lower league.


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