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January 15th, 2013
15 Senators Sworn In during public ceremony in USVI

By Erik Ackerson,

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI -(St. Thomas source) With prayer, cultural music and pledges to improve the territory’s economic future, the 30th Legislature began its work on Monday January 14, 2013. Before a crowd made up of family, friends and the Virgin Islands government leadership, 15 senators rose to take the oath of office in Emancipation Garden as it was administered by V.I. Supreme Court Chief Justice Rhys S. Hodge.

December 24th, 2012
2012 Christmas Message by Premier Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE

Ladies and Gentlemen; Boys and Girls:

Joyful greetings to each of you - from Anegada in the East, to Jost Van Dyke in the West, across the waters to the USVI and beyond.

December 11th, 2012
Premier Smith fires back at Hon. Fahie on Opposition "Pressure"

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith has refuted First District Representative Hon. Andrew A. Fahie’s assertions that provisions for public servants’ increments in the 2013 budget were as a result of pressure from the Opposition.

November 4th, 2012
VI govt concerned about US-based VIslanders affected by Sandy

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith says the Virgin Islands empathises with the United States following a battering from Hurricane Sandy last week and which has claimed many lives and left lots of damage in its wake.

October 21st, 2012
VI/USVI Friendship Day celebrated in St. John

CRUZ BAY, St. John, USVI – It appears to have come off without much fanfare, since if you were not invited, no one knew that the greater Virgin Islands celebrated the 39th annual USVI/VI Friendship day activity on St. John on October 20, 2012.

September 27th, 2012
OCTA Conference strengthens int’l relations- VI Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Representing the Territory’s interests at the Overseas Countries and Territories Association (OCTA) Ministerial Conference, Premier Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE, said the event was a success in strengthening the BVI’s relationship with the European Union (EU) and other Overseas Countries (OCTs).



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