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April 7th, 2018
Clive McCoy is Tourism Liaison Officer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Thriving in times of rapid change requires versatility and agility of individuals. These are the ingredients of success within any organization. During the hurricane recovery process, the Premier’s Office recognized the need to strengthen the linkage between the tourism and hospitality public and private sector, with a view to expediting the recovery of the industry.

January 3rd, 2017
Mr Permanent Secretary? Brodrick Penn confirmed to Premier’s PS post!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While our newsroom had this information for some four to five months, but waited for a Government Press Release, which never came, we can confirm that Virgin Islander Mr Brodrick Penn has been confirmed to the post of Permanent Secretary in the Premiers Office.

May 4th, 2016
Premier’s Office fails to inform Premier Smith about Darley’s meeting request!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has claimed that he knows of no attempt by former Project Developer of the Cruise Pier Development Project, Mr Hugh E. Darley to seek a meeting with him to discuss outstanding monies allegedly owed to Darley, President of IDEA Inc.

September 24th, 2015
Territory mourns death of fmr Private Secretary in Premier's Office Dian ‘Lady Di’ Liburd

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary in the Office of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith, Mrs Dian Liburd has died and with her passing the territory has turned to mourning over the loss of a humble and noteworthy individual.

April 21st, 2015
Premier Smith slaps down Hon Fraser’s ‘floor rag’ comment

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith denied that the government pays little regard to Opposition District Representatives but said his Government may not be bound by every recommendation or request that it receives from a district.

January 7th, 2014
Brodrick Penn In! Rosalie Adams out!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Word just reaching our news room from our sources within the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) is that Brodrick Penn, the current Deputy Secretary in the Premier’s Office, will be named acting Permanent Secretary within the coming days.

November 28th, 2013
JVD gets new & renovated facilities for Xmas season

JOST VAN DYKE, VI – Following constant cries by residents of Jost Van Dyke to have some key facilities and services in place on the sister island, several government arms have taken necessary steps to ensure that actions were taken.

October 15th, 2013
VI customer service one of the poorest in Caribbean– Bishop Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Bishop John I. Cline of the New Life Baptist Church expressed the belief that attitudes such as arrogance and a false sense of pride will cripple Virgin Islanders and have already contributed negatively to the way customer service is viewed overall on a local level.

August 11th, 2013
Premier’s Office stripped itself of many subjects- 2012 Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- According to the 2012 Annual Report from the Premier’s Office, some five subjects have been removed from the Premier’s Office (PO) and placed within different Ministries of Government.

August 3rd, 2013
Air & Sea Carriers not complying with Immigration rules- Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Premier’s Office 2012 report tabled in the House of Assembly (HOA) on July 25, 2013 by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith made many references to the Immigration Department, a body within the portfolio of the Office of the Premier.



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