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April 4th, 2019
Gov’t to implement mobile sea Customs & Immigration

CAPOON’s BAY, Tortola, VI - The Office of the Premier in the Virgin Islands is inching closer towards introducing mobile custom and immigration services to boaters across the territory as part of the solution to the several challenges faced by persons, both tourists and marina operators alike.

April 9th, 2016
Canadian journalist didn't have work permit – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith said there is a requirement for a work permit for journalists visiting the territory on assignment and the Canadian journalist from The Star had not fulfilled this and hence was turned away.

April 8th, 2016
FSC has commenced investigation on Panama Papers allegations! - Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith today April 8, 2016 announced that the Financial Services Commission (FSC) has commenced an investigation into the Panama Papers leak and the allegations being levelled against the Virgin Islands with regard to "dirty money" and tax evasion.

September 28th, 2014
Kedrick E. Malone out! Benito Wheatley in!, tipped to head London Office

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - This news site has learnt that from Tuesday September 30, 2014, Kedrick E. Malone will no longer be the Director of the BVI London Office and is to be replaced by Deputy Director Benito Wheatley who is to assume the role of acting Director.

July 10th, 2014
Is Lorna Smith wife of Premier a Gov’t consultant?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - There continues to be whispers that Mrs. Lorna Smith OBE the wife of the Premier and a former Permanent Secretary is a government consultant and is now doing work with the International Finance Centre, a department she once headed.

February 24th, 2014
$805,000 needed for BVI House Asia for 2014!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: It was last year when questioned at a press conference that the Minister of Finance and Premier Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith failed to give a figure for the annual operating cost of the new BVI House Asia, located in Hong Kong.

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