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November 21st, 2017
Premier Smith defends controversial 'open for business' statement

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With many people jobless, homeless, without adequate food and water, the conditions of the roads in a horrible state and many places yet to be properly cleaned up following hurricanes Irma and Maria, there was much criticism when Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) made a statement back in October that the 'BVI is open for business'.

November 20th, 2017
Duty-free imports to be considered for extension

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), Premier and Minister of Finance, announced during a live radio broadcast on ZBVI AM 780 on Sunday, November 19, 2017 that considerations are being made to extend the life of the duty-free list put in place by government shortly after Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017.

November 18th, 2017
Small businesses can incorporate for less under new law

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI - During the Eleventh Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands on November 16, 2017 at the Ritter House, members of the House welcomed the Micro Business Companies Act 2017.

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.

August 8th, 2017
90% of RT businesses flooded, losses may reach Millions; EE Fete cancelled

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As residents woke up today Tuesday August 8, 2017 to make assessments of homes, businesses, state-owned facilities and churches, the devastation is real and the damages are overwhelming.

August 2nd, 2017
Premier strikes back, says No confidence motion was 'baseless attacks'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) hits back at Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), Leader of the Opposition's No Confident Motion by calling it "baseless attacks" on his Government.

August 2nd, 2017
Lack of answers on BVI Airways scandal, 'it's prejudical' says Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - At the Ninth Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly (HoA) on August 1, 2017, Minister of Finance and Premier Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) was scrutinized on the matter of the government paying out $7.2 million of tax payers money into BVI Airways.

August 1st, 2017
UPDATE: Elected Leaders putting VI at a disadvantage - Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In a brief statement following the decision of the No Confidence Motion today August 1, 2017, Leader of the Opposition Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said, "Everyone who wants to be honest and fair must realise that our Territory's finances are going down a slippery slope and so is our economy."

July 28th, 2017
VI on the verge of ‘direct rule’ – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Leader of the Opposition, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has warned the British Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands (VI) that if the Minister of Finance continue to mismanage his portfolio, that "someone will police us in a manner we will all regret."

July 3rd, 2017
Karia J. Christopher installed as new Rotary president

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Rotarians, family, friends and well-wishers came together for a wonderful evening as the Rotary Club of Tortola celebrated its fiftieth anniversary.



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