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January 18th, 2019
'Return $7.2M before hospital is renamed'-Rajah A. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – At-Large Candidate, running as an Independent at the upcoming Polls, Mr Rajah A. Smith, believes that the renaming of the Peebles Hospital should not be done arbitrarily by the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government and should instead be a matter for public discussion first.

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.

January 14th, 2019
BVI Airways, renaming Hospital among topics @ Tuesday’s HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA) will meet again on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, in what could be its final Sitting before it is dissolved to pave the way for the 2019 General Elections.

January 2nd, 2019
2 years, 7 months later still no Public Library in Road Town

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After years of failed projects costing taxpayers millions of dollars, the National Democratic Party (NDP) is yet to fund a Public Library in Road Town, Tortola.

September 12th, 2018
More BVI Airways Questions for September 13, 2018 HoA Sitting—Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Questions on the tax payers $7.2 M squandered on BVI Airways—that never flew and with Government not collecting a dime back, is not going away anytime soon and will be the Legacy of outgoing Premier Dr the Honourable, D. Orlando Smith (AL)—are back on the Order Paper.

August 19th, 2018
Was it BVI Airways? No it’s not! SUV flies into Electrical pole

JOE’S HILL, Tortola, VI - An SUV sometime over the weekend of August 19, 2018, ended up stuck between two electrical poles at Joe’s Hill, on the main island of Tortola.

August 7th, 2018
Smith splurges, sent $10G a month to US as ‘BVI Airways’ debts mounted

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Luke Smith, former owner of BVI Airways, reportedly sent $10,000 to the United States of America (USA) for his family each month and splurged on an extravagant lifestyle while in the Virgin Islands (VI), even as his company was experiencing financial difficulties with mounting debt.

August 3rd, 2018
Smith sold BVI Airways for $650,000 & a promise of millions more

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former BVI Airways owner, Luke Smith, essentially signed away his interests, including shares in the company, for a mere $650,000, after being promised stocks worth up to $5M.

August 1st, 2018
BVI Airways: Death threats, embezzlement & the deliberate attempt to ‘crash’ the airline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Commercial Pilot, Shaun D. Munro—formerly of BVI Airways—has disclosed even more sordid details of the internal operations of the company before it folded, including death threats, more illegalities and a deliberate attempt to run the company into the ground, in order to purchase it back at a reduced cost and free of debts.

July 30th, 2018
'Unregistered Company' bought BVI Airways

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Court Documents continue to unravel the muddle of financial transactions that led to the demise of BVI Airways, including the fact that it was sold to an ‘unregistered company’ and that the owners had attempted to sneak the plane out of the Virgin Islands (VI) to avoid its seizure.

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