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October 28th, 2018
Bougainvillea Clinic launches Cardiac Catheterization Lab

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: The Bougainvillea Clinic, a privately owned and operated Hospital in Road Town, Tortola has launched a new Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory on Saturday, October 27, 2018.

April 21st, 2016
VI launches stamp collection honouring Queen Elizabeth II 

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In honour of the 90th birthday of Head of the British Monarchy Queen Elizabeth II being observed today April 21, 2016, the Government of the Virgin Islands has released a number of commemorative postage stamps.

April 18th, 2016
Access to capital, small population challenging to business – Louis Potter

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVICCHA) Louis Potter said businesses in the territory face a number of challenges from access to capital to small population size, technical skills and support services as well as the lengthy process and wait times.

April 14th, 2016
Premier Smith being disingenuous on Global Water – Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA has slammed Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith for his comments on Global Water suing the Government because of the VIP allegedly failing to meet its obligations under the terms of a 2006 agreement.

April 12th, 2016
Premier Smith yields to UK pressure on Beneficial Ownership Register

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the Panama Papers scandal casting a negative light on the Virgin Islands and the UK continuing to put pressure on its overseas dependencies to open up access to Beneficial Ownership Information even while British PM David Cameron faces harsh criticisms and protests against his involvement and benefiting from the offshore industry, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has yielded and signed Exchange Notes on Beneficial Ownership Information.

April 11th, 2016
Premier Smith commends former PS Willock for defending territory

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has commended former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works Mr Julian Willock for his robust defense of the territory’s financial services sector against a hostile BBC journalist who interviewed him on the revelations of the Panama Papers and its effects on the Virgin Islands.

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.

April 8th, 2016
Staying silent will not help us – Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In the wake of the fallout following the leak of the Panama Papers, Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) said while the characterisation of the territory as parasites living off the offshore monies of the rich is an unflattering one, staying silent will not help the situation out.

April 7th, 2016
UK's Jeremy B. Corbyn's call for direct rule a serious one – Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) said the call by the Opposition Leader in the UK Parliament, Labour Party leader Jeremy B. Corbyn to impose direct rule over British Overseas Territories such as the Virgin Islands is a serious one and one that persons should pay attention to.

March 24th, 2016
Salt collected from Salt Island for gift to Queen

SALT ISLAND, VI – The Virgin Islands kicked off its celebrations to mark the 90th birth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II with a re-creation of the historic and rich tradition of salt breaking and then presenting a pound of salt from Salt Island to pass to the Governor and then onward to Her Majesty as the rent due per year to the Monarchy.



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