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April 2nd, 2019
Health & Education gets lion’s share of $426M Budget

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), today announced a $426M Annual Budget for the Virgin Islands (VI) in 2019 with the largest allocations going towards health and education.

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 17th, 2018
Post Office customers & staff forced to endure temperatures as high as 90 degrees

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – If it was not bad enough that following Hurricanes Irma and Maria, in September of 2017, residents on Tortola, are made to journey for miles—in some cases—to the Capital, Road Town, to collect their mail, they are also made to endure temperatures as high as 90 degrees, as they collect that mail.

March 12th, 2018
House of Assembly resumes March 15, 2018; It’s Budget Day

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite loud calls from his own front and back bench elected members and a letter written by National Democratic Party (NDP) spokeswoman and former legislator Eileene L. Parsons OBE for the Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) to give up the finance portfolio because of the Territory’s grave financial situation, Dr Smith still maintains the title.

July 28th, 2017
Premier “too busy” to be Minister of Finance – Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), Leader of the Opposition, stated his reasons for a No Confidence Motion against Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, Minister of Finance on Thursday July 27, 2017 which will be addressed in the House of Assembly on August 1.

July 24th, 2017
Opposition Leader to move No Confidence Motion against Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “We must take a step against saving our finances,” Leader of the Opposition Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has said in relation to a planned Motion of No Confidence against Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL).

October 26th, 2016
Governor Duncan can no longer defend VIG position to FCO on spending!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Since the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government took office in 2011 to current, the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Opposition, the Media, civil society and talk show hosts have been complaining loudly about the mismanagement of funds and the reckless spending of taxpayers money.

April 29th, 2013
Winston C. Wilson rakes in close to half a million $$$ through Indigo

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The public remembered one of the first addresses by the Virgin Islands Minister of Finance Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith following the 2011 general elections; that the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government had left the country broke.

January 12th, 2013
The Minister of Finance “begging” the Financial Sec for money? - Hon. O’Neal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Leader of the Opposition Hon. Ralph T. O'Neal OBE believes the Minister for Tourism must be able to have some freedom of spending and not be "begging" the Financial Secretary for money to do so.


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