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March 23rd, 2018
VI calls on UK for OTs to be included in Brexit arrangements

LONDON, England, UK- As the European Union (EU) and United Kingdom (UK) officially begin talks on a future relationship, the Virgin Islands [British] has called for inclusion in future arrangements.

October 31st, 2016
OTs call for high-level engagement with UK on Brexit deal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Premier of the Virgin Islands (VI) is today urging the UK Government to ensure the VI – and other Overseas Territories – have high-level engagement in the Brexit negotiations.

October 7th, 2016
With a set date for UK to exit the EU, VI still not @ Table

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands Political Class, including United Kingdom (UK) appointed Governor John S. Duncan OBE, Premier Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, and Opposition Leader Hon Julian Fraser RA, (R3) all spoke about the UK’s decision, known as Brexit, to leave the European Union following a referendum on June 23, 2016.

July 18th, 2016
Flight delayed! BVI Airways now expected to begin operations in November

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Government had previously stated that BVI Airways would begin direct flights from Miami, USA to Beef Island, Virgin Islands in October of this year. There has, however, been an early delay to takeoff as Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith stated today, July 18, 2016 that BVI Airways is now expected to begin operations in November.

July 1st, 2016
UK’s vote to leave the EU will hurt the VI- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI- After some five years of heavy criticism for not being engaged regionally or internationally, the territory’s second Premier, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith, took to the airwaves in a radio address on June 30, 2016 and told residents that the United Kingdom’s recent vote to leave the 28 Member European Union (EU) is bad for the Virgin Islands.

January 11th, 2016
Gov't to subsidise new airline with direct flights to Miami!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was in 2010 that BVI Airways began operations in the Virgin Islands with the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport at Beef Island as its Headquarters.

August 5th, 2015
SOLD! Florida-based Seven Seas Water has purchased Biwater (BVI)

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word just reaching our news room from our team of reporters is that Florida based Seven Seas Water Corporation, a division of AquaVenture Holdings, has been identified as the company that has purchased the Biwater operations in the Virgin Islands.

November 14th, 2013
Premier not talking about Carnival Cruise Line negotiations

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “…What I can say is that we are in discussions and my objective is to have them continue to come to the British Virgin Islands.” This was a response given to reporters at a press conference called by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith on November 12, 2013.

October 29th, 2013
Too many gov’t negotiations done without the people - Legislator

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First District Representative Hon. Andrew A. Fahie is of the view that too many negotiations are being done by the current National Democratic Party (NDP) on behalf of the people without their knowledge.

October 18th, 2013
Premier dodges questions at press conference!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier Dr The Hon. D. Orlando Smith was insistent that his government had nothing to hide when it came to negotiations regarding the cruise pier development project.

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