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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 15th, 2018
Finally! Willy T has a home after being chased out by Gov't

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was the pressure of the public, civil society and the media that forced the National Democratic Party (NDP) regime to hold a meeting yesterday May 14, 2018 with the owners of the famous William Thornton aka ‘Willy T’, a floating restaurant and bar, owned by Mrs Heather L. Anderson, a belonger of the Virgin Islands. Her husband Ewan C. Anderson is the manager of the business.

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 12th, 2018
NDP fires back @ Willy T; Cease & Desist letter; Gov't lied about license

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In an unusual move, when the Territory needs business to kick start the broken economy following two category 5 Hurricanes, Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) led administration is fighting with local businesses and pushing them away.

May 11th, 2018
'Back off UK!'- VI residents drumming up support for public demonstration

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In what is considered a most controversial amendment and one that forces the Virgin Islands (VI) to implement a public register that reveals the names of its beneficial owners of offshore companies registered in the British Overseas Territories, Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), strongly stated that his government will not comply with the amendment to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill until it becomes a “global standard."

May 11th, 2018
‘UK vote on public registry was unjustified & discriminatory’- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- He was late in coming out, when compared to the other British Overseas Territories; however, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL) came out swinging against the United Kingdom (UK) vote on making information on who owns offshore accounts public.

May 11th, 2018
No home for Willy T! Gov't denies anchorage @ Norman Island

NORMAN ISLAND, VI– One of the territory’s main tourist attractions, Willy T, a floating restaurant and bar, is being kicked out of its usual location.



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