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April 19th, 2016
Premier Smith blasts international media coverage of Financial Services Sector!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Coming out in his strongest defense ever of the Financial Services Sector since the so called Panama Papers data leak, Virgin Islands’ Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith took to the Parliament, also known as the House of Assembly (HoA), to set the record straight on the sector.

April 1st, 2016
Gov't accused of using EE/LL sewerage funds for cruise pier project

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie is accusing the National Democratic Party Government of illegally transferring monies from a loan meant for the East End/Long Look Sewerage Project to the Cruise Pier Development Project without the approval of the House of Assembly (HoA).

February 10th, 2016
VIP did it too! Premier Smith on justifying purchase of new luxury vehicle

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has hit back at critics of his for the purchase of a new Cadillac Escalade at a cost of $92,500, saying that during the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government, the spending on Government owned vehicles was much higher.

January 17th, 2016
‘BVI Airways’ outstanding landing fees will be dealt with’ – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – This news site had first and accurately reported on January 11, 2016 that BVI Airways, which Government was seeking to subsidise, had owed monies to the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) prior to discontinuing its service at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport in 2014. And, according to Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith, monies owed by BVI Airways for landing fees to the BVIAA will be dealt with and have not been written off.

January 13th, 2016
Premier Smith dodges questions on Hugh E. Darley's allegations!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith yesterday January 12, 2016 brushed off questions from this media house about the bombshell revelations of former project coordinator of the cruise pier development project Hugh E. Darley.

January 9th, 2016
Still no Budget Address date set!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While the Government struggles to pay its bills, some statutory Government bodies are complaining about not receiving timely Government contributions via subventions, resulting in late payments to workers, no transparency in terms of the Government’s accurate balance sheets, the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration is yet to announce a 2016 Budget Address date.

January 7th, 2016
‘I’ll tell investment community BVI Govt can’t be trusted!’ – Hugh E. Darley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Controversial former developer of the cruise pier project, Mr Hugh E. Darley has disclosed that he will be taking his grievances with the Government of the Virgin Islands to the international investment community to let them know that the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government led by Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith cannot be trusted.

December 18th, 2015
‘I have to ask Hon Walwyn about Festival payments’ – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith said he needs to consult with Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn on whether outstanding balances for Festival 2015 performers were completely settled.

December 16th, 2015
‘There is the possibility of changes to NHI’ – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith said there is the possibility that adjustments can be made with the National Health Insurance (NHI) in the face of criticism.

November 16th, 2015
‘Honourable O’Neal placed country before politics’ – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith said Honourable Ralph Tilford O’Neal, OBE was about putting country ahead of politics.

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