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November 25th, 2017
Support the police to 'stomp out crime' in VI- Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On the heels of the three recent shootings in the territory, Leader of the Opposition and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party Honourable Andrew A Fahie (R1) has shared his displeasure at the criminal acts and his sympathy for those bereaved.

November 20th, 2017
Where is Premier Smith's $92,500 tax payers SUV?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- There was much outrage in 2016 when Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) approved for himself a brand-new Ninety Two Thousand, Five Hundred Dollar ($92,500) 2016 Cadillac Escalade.

November 15th, 2017
'No point in state of emergency before Hurricane Irma' - Premier Smith

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI - The day after category 5 hurricane Irma destroyed the territory, there was widespread looting of many businesses. Then, His Excellency Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert declared a state of emergency where the UK military and the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) officers were called upon to maintain law and order.

November 14th, 2017
More Lies! Dr Smith commits VI to new $2.85M CDB loan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was clear that Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) had a rough time yesterday November 13, 2017 with his answers to questions in the House of Assembly.

November 14th, 2017
Where are the BVI Airways' planes? Premier Smith doesn't know

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI - During the House of Assembly (HoA) on November 13, 2017 at the Ritter House on Wickham's Cay II, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie, Leader of the Opposition and First District Representative, grilled the Minister of Finance and Premier, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) as to where the two BVI Airways planes are located and the position of the deal made between BVI Airways and his government.

November 14th, 2017
Dr Smith flip-flops on public servants’ layoffs in answer to HoA question!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was our newsroom that first and accurately reported on October 20, 2017 that the ruling National Democratic Party of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) was discussing reducing the civil service.

November 14th, 2017
Premier Smith clueless how $3.6B damage estimate arrived at

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI - The Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) had much trouble stating how his government arrived at the initial figure of estimated damages for the territory while admitting that assessments have not been completed.

November 13th, 2017
Bills to get 1st, 2nd & 3rd readings in HoA today, Nov 13, 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The public, civil society and the media have long complained that Bills are introduced in the House of Assembly (HoA) without proper explanation by the mover of the bills, public meetings for input from stakeholders and an attempt to explain to the ordinary man and woman how the legislation will improve their lives.

November 10th, 2017
UK questions if VI can repay loans

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), who appeared before the International Development Committee of the House of Commerce in the United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 was grilled by Member of Parliament, Lloyd Russell-Moyle on how the Virgin Islands (VI) intends to repay the loans it is seeking.

November 9th, 2017
Flip-flopping again! Premier tells UK the VI facing significant hardship

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Despite Minister of Finance and Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) stating that the Virgin Islands (VI) is back on its feet and ready for tourism season, he sang a different tune while speaking before the International Development Committee in the United Kingdom on Tuesday October 31, 2017- that the people of the Virgin Islands were “battered and shattered”.

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