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May 18th, 2018
Premier & Leader of the Opposition unite to make case for the VI

LONDON, England - The Premier of the [British] Virgin Islands, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE, and the Leader of the Opposition, Honourable Andrew Fahie, has called on the United Kingdom (UK) Government and Parliament to respect the Virgin Islands Constitution ahead of the House of Lords consideration of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill on May 21, 2018 and its provisions on public central registers of beneficial ownership in the Overseas Territories.

May 16th, 2018
PHOTO of the Day: Hons D. Orlando Smith & Andrew A. Fahie hard @ work

LONDON, England, UK- They left the Virgin Islands on Monday May 14, 2018 to fight the ‘mother country’, the United Kingdom, over its House of Commons Bill passed on May 1, 2018 to make public beneficial ownership of offshore accounts.

May 16th, 2018
‘I am opposed to having a demonstration’ – Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “I am opposed to the idea of having a demonstration and a march at this point. I don’t think it is necessary for us to do that because we don’t have the information,” were the words of Doug Wheatley on the radio programme 'Speak out BVI' on ZBVI 780 AM on May 15, 2018.

May 14th, 2018
PHOTO of the Day: Leaders off to London; Smith & Fahie together

BEEF ISLAND, VI- The Territory’s Leaders, Premier and Minister of Finance and President of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP), Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), and Leader of the Opposition Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), are together on their way to London.

May 13th, 2018
Unity? Premier Smith & Opposition Leader Fahie head to UK

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Both the Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) and Opposition Leader Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) have announced they will be travelling together to attend a series of meetings in London, the capital of the United Kingdom (UK).

May 10th, 2018
Expat contractors overcharging locals to build - Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “Those persons who are here on work permit that are now charging outside the norm, whether it be $100 a day for a labourer, they now want to charge a lot more. I say we go and see how much was put in for their work permit, see who they are working under.”

May 2nd, 2018
‘This is a deeply flawed policy'- Premier Smith on Public Registers for OTs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “I learnt that the United Kingdom Parliament accepted the amendments for an Order in Council to impose public registers of beneficial ownership on the BVI and other Overseas Territories (OTs) to take effect in 2020. This is a deeply flawed policy as the BVI already provides verified beneficial ownership information to the United Kingdom and other law enforcement authorities.”

May 2nd, 2018
‘Establishing additional economic pillars now critical’- Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- There is no surprise that the Territory is on high alert after the United Kingdom (UK) Government on Tuesday May 1, 2018 agreed in the House of Commons to support a bill to make public the beneficial owners of companies in their Overseas Territories (OTs).

May 1st, 2018
HoA resumes today May 1, 2018 with Answers to Questions

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The House of Assembly (HoA) is to resume its sitting today Tuesday May 1, 2018 at the Chambers in Road Town, the capital city, when the Premier and other frontbench Ministers are to answer questions from both Opposition Leader Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3).

April 29th, 2018
'I don’t want this life no more'- Troubled youth Raheem J. Hodge aka 'Rusty'

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - It was a heartbreaking but yet uplifting moment when a Raheem J. Hodge aka 'Rusty', feeling inspired by a motivational speech by world renowned Billionaire P.A. gave a brief testimony about the wrong path in which he is heading and admitted that he wants to make a change.



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