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September 24th, 2018
Dr Smith’s last tax payer funded trip? He goes to Africa

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Many United States of America (USA) Presidents visit Africa, in the 8th year of their last term.

June 28th, 2018
PHOTO of Day: The last Supper? Dr. Smith & Hon Skelton on recent Asia trip

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The photo was taken in the days of ‘Kumbaya,’ between Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), and his Health and Social Development Minister, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), both founding members of the National Democratic Party (NDP).

June 18th, 2018
VI’s legal luminaries for ‘rap-session’ on ‘public registers’ woes

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI - The United Kingdom’s (UK) Sanctions and Anti Money Laundering (S/AML) Bill, has been met with a defiant Virgin Islands (VI)—a UK Overseas Territory (OT)—but many residents are unclear on the specific implications and consequences of the decision.

May 14th, 2018
UK Parliament's decision 'robs us of our dignity’ – Lorna G. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following the interview on the BBC’s radio programme with Member of the United Kingdom (UK) Parliament Dame Margaret E. Hodge over the financial services sector on Tuesday May 1, 2018, Lorna G. Smith OBE, Executive Director of BVI Finance, expressed that the decision by the House of Commons to force UK Overseas Territories (OTs) to have Public Registers of Beneficial Ownership was based on “misinformation and emotions.”

May 2nd, 2018
Julian Willock supports Lorna G. Smith’s interview; Rejects comparison

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Political aspirant, businessman and former Permanent Secretary Mr Julian Willock has come to the defense of the Territory’s First Lady and Interim Director of BVI Finance, Mrs Lorna G. Smith OBE.

March 14th, 2018
‘We cannot have a de facto premier’ – Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It seems like Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) is not really the man at the steering wheel as Premier of the Virgin Islands, at least in the opinion of commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline, who has insinuated that the Territory is in fact run by the First Lady, Lorna G. Smith OBE.

December 28th, 2017
Do not mistake privacy for secrecy - Lorna G. Smith OBE

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Interim Executive Director of BVI Finance Mrs Lorna G. Smith OBE has come to the defense of the territory being labelled a tax haven, penning an article in Scottish newspaper The Sunday Herald of December 26, 2017, in which she admonished that persons not mistake privacy for secrecy.

November 14th, 2017
‘We are open for business in some areas’- Lorna G. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Despite Hurricane Irma ravaging the territory two months, ago leaving the Virgin Islands (VI) in a state of devastation and homelessness, Mrs Lorna G. Smith OBE, retired civil servant and First Lady, agrees with the statement by Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL), and which was published in an advertisement on YouTube recently, that the 'Virgin Islands is Open for Business’.

October 31st, 2017
Lorna G. Smith’s Financial Services industry layoff proposal raises eyebrows

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Within the last twenty four hours many in the Financial Services Industry have forwarded to our newsroom an Email, dated October 30, 2017 from Mrs Lorna G. Smith OBE, the interim Executive Director of BVI Finance.

August 11th, 2017
Rotary calls for all hands on deck as clean-up continues

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –The three Rotary Clubs in the Virgin Islands (UK) have joined forces in their usual fashion, collaborating with key stakeholders in the territory to give it their best shot at returning the aesthetics of Road Town to normalcy and in the same vein ‘reach out and touch’ the lives of those hard hit by the Monday August 7, 2017 devastating floods.



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