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February 21st, 2018
‘We will not just sit by & let Gov’t be the boss’- BVI Christian Council

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “We have seen over the years that there is a lack of accountability to our voters, to our members. We have seen the marginalisation of our representatives. So those who we elect and send to represent us, we find that their voices have been shut down and quieted to a point where not much of what the people have to say get further than the ears of the representatives, because they are shut down at a Governmental level.”

February 19th, 2018
'What else can Rotary do? I'm sure we can do something?' - Premier Smith on crime

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI - Amid the rampant shootings that have been taking place in the Territory, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), Premier and Minister of Finance, has stated that although Rotary has achieved a lot, he believes Rotarians can also assist in crime fighting.

February 19th, 2018
11,700 firms in VI own UK properties- BBC analysis

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the European countries especially seek to discredit the legitimate financial services industry of the Virgin Islands, often labelling it a 'tax haven', BBC News recently published that it found a quarter of properties in England and Wales are owned by firms registered in the VI.

February 18th, 2018
'Journey to recovery not a sprint but a marathon'- Dr Robert A. Mathavious

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While the Virgin Islands has seen much progress since the hurricanes of September 2017 ravaged the islands, there are many who still feel much more can be done, especially by the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government.

February 16th, 2018
UPDATE: Online application for entry permits being tested- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Amid the long lines at the Department of Immigration and the many complaints from members of the public, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), who is responsible for Immigration, had promised on February 15, 2018 that he would announce some changes to the Department today, February 16, 2018 that would bring some relief to the public.

February 16th, 2018
Names of working recovery group revealed

WICKHAM'S CAY I, Tortola, VI – During a press conference on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the Office of the Premier, located in the Central Administration Complex, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), Premier and Minister of Finance, announced some of the names that make up the ‘working group’ to man ongoing recovery efforts.

February 11th, 2018
Recovery Agency Board Members not appointed yet- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Recovery Agency Board demanded by the United Kingdom Government in a high level framework document in exchange for support for loan guarantees to rebuild the Territory following the destructive hurricanes of September 2017 has not been named as yet, according to Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL).

February 10th, 2018
I have zero tolerance for crime - Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Below is a statement by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) on the fatal shooting of two men on Tortola, today, Saturday, February 10, 2018.

February 9th, 2018
Consultants helping to improve efficiency at Port Purcell- Premier Smith

WICKHAM'S CAY I, Tortola, VI- Since the hurricanes of September 2017, businesses and residents have been experiencing lengthy delays in receiving shipments at the cargo dock at Port Purcell, Tortola.

February 8th, 2018
'I got into 3 accidents' due to bad parking by others- Premier Smith

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Noting that he has been the victim of some three vehicular accidents due to bad parking by others along roadsides, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) announced during the Sixth District consultation meeting that he is in support of having zoning regulations in the Territory.





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