ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) said the closure of Rosewood Little Dix Bay and Biras Creek on the sister island of Virgin Gorda has created exceptional circumstances which necessitate a departure from the norm in preferring VIslanders and Belongers over non-Belongers.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Project Developer of the Cruise Pier Development Project, Hugh E. Darley has confirmed that he has retained the services of John Carrington QC of Sabals Law to represent IDEA Inc. in their quest to recover monies allegedly owed as per their agreement.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith yesterday, April 25, 2016 reiterated that the money being made available to BVI Airways is not a grant and that it will be repaid.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Chiding the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government for not coming to the House and “leveling” with the people and that it was tantamount to deception, Leader of the Opposition Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) said he was given no choice but to not support the Government’s bid in the House of Assembly to secure a $25M line of credit to keep Government afloat.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) called on the Government to reclassify small businesses and local companies so that they can be free of the heavy burdens placed on international companies moving large amounts of money through the various vehicles in the territory’s financial services sector.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Often controversial talk show host Donald E. de Castro lambasted Government for what he called “doing a lot of foolishness” with public monies when things are not well with the territory.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Senior Opposition member Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has dared Government to keep embattled former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) Claude O. Skelton-Cline at his post and face any investigations that may result.
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.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA and Speaker of the House of Assembly Honourable Ingrid A. Moses clashed over a procedural issue which concerned his bringing a motion to the House to debate a notice that the Government had tabled in regard to a loan from the CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA told the House of Assembly yesterday April 18, 2016 that while the Opposition had no issues with the significance or importance of the Cruise Pier Development Project, the process cannot be breached in the name of expediency.