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April 18th, 2018
NDP rejected local aviation investor for foreign, $7.2M down the drain

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Many local and indigenous residents continue to claim that the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) of Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) does not treat local residents fairly.

March 6th, 2018
'BVI Airways sold their planes!' - Hon Fahie; Wants CoI into agreement

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The public will remember that the government of the day invested some $7.2M into BVI Airways that has yet to begin direct flights from the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island to Miami International Airport in Florida, USA.

February 26th, 2018
If you do nothing else for BVI, bring direct flights - Morley to Branson

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI- There was loud applause and cheers of agreement when Chairwoman of the Miss World Organisation Julia E. Morley challenged British billionaire and Virgin Islands’ Belonger Sir Richard C.N. Branson to bring direct flights to the Virgin Islands.

January 15th, 2018
‘I want my $7M back’- Shaina M. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the National Democratic Party Government allotting a third of the total hurricane recovery funds, approximately 250 million, to the airport expansion project, many are again wondering what happened to the $7.2M of tax payers’ money already invested in BVI Airways for direct flights from Miami in the United States of America (US) to the Virgin Islands (VI).

November 14th, 2017
Where are the BVI Airways' planes? Premier Smith doesn't know

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI - During the House of Assembly (HoA) on November 13, 2017 at the Ritter House on Wickham's Cay II, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie, Leader of the Opposition and First District Representative, grilled the Minister of Finance and Premier, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) as to where the two BVI Airways planes are located and the position of the deal made between BVI Airways and his government.

July 23rd, 2017
$7.2M to BVI Airways is 'not a big deal'- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While many critics of the National Democratic Party (NDP) and the decision to give BVI Airways $7.2M for direct flights from Miami International Airport in the United States of America to Terrance B. International Airport on Beef Island have been up in arms over the pay-out, former Leader of the Opposition and former Minister for Communications and Works Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) is making no big deal about it.

July 20th, 2017
2 days later Premier fires back @ BVI Airways; ‘We did our part’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The public embarrassment and war between the bankrupt BVI Airways and the Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) Administration continues.

July 19th, 2017
'What start wrong can only end wrong'- Caller on BVI Airways fiasco

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – During the radio programme, ‘Speak Out BVI’ on ZBVI 780 AM on Tuesday July 18, 2017, callers took to the show and voiced their frustration on the controversy between BVI Airways and the government of the National Democratic Party (NDP).

July 18th, 2017
BVI Airways lays off staff; Casts blame on NDP Gov’t

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The war is waging publicly between the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government of Premier, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) and BVI Airways; a defunct airline that Government provided $7.2M of tax payers money in exchange for direct flights to the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island from Miami International Airport in the United States of America.

July 5th, 2017
BVI Airways & Gov’t @ war! Is it a shake down?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After the Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith's Administration was embarrassed that after announcing some four dates for BVI Airways to fly between Miami and Beef Island and none coming to pass, the situation is getting ugly.



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