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Transportation breakthrough made for VI horse owners - Smith

According to Mr Lesmore Smith, horse owners will now have several of their inter-island transportation concerns eased following the implementation of a recent agreement between the Virgin Islands (VI) Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and its US Virgin Islands counterpart. Photo: VINO/File
Following negotiations with the DMV in Tortola and the DMV in St Thomas, Smith said horse owners are now able to make provisions to take vehicles which pull horse trailers to and from the neighbouring island. Photo: VINO
Following negotiations with the DMV in Tortola and the DMV in St Thomas, Smith said horse owners are now able to make provisions to take vehicles which pull horse trailers to and from the neighbouring island. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Horse owners will now have several of their inter-island transportation concerns eased following the implementation of a recent agreement between the Virgin Islands (VI) Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and its US Virgin Islands counterpart.

This is according to former President of the VI Horse Owners Association, Mr Lesmore Smith. Following negotiations with the DMV in Tortola and the DMV in St Thomas, Smith said horse owners are now able to make provisions to take vehicles which pull horse trailers to and from the neighbouring island.

The new measure is expected to save horse owners significantly in terms of the cost put towards rental fees for transportation in the neighbouring islands of the USVI whenever there are horse racing events. Horse owners coming to the VI from the USVI will also be able to benefit from similar arrangements as well.

Previously, local horse owners would usually have to await the arrival of their hosts in the USVI to provide transportation from the dock, but this was not necessary on their last visit to the Territory as they could now use their own vehicles to do so.

Local horse owners were also granted a one year insurance coverage with an insurance company and also a temporary driver’s licence, all at a considerably low cost.

Smith hailed the agreement as a milestone and expressed gratitude to the Acting Director of the local DMV, Mr Kye M. Rymer and his St Thomas counterpart, Mrs Myrna George. He was also grateful for the waiving of port charges in both Territories.

15 Responses to “Transportation breakthrough made for VI horse owners - Smith”

  • wow (05/05/2014, 08:45) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Atlast lesmore did something good for horse racing.
  • weed (05/05/2014, 08:53) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    This is good news see we have people who can represent the BVI please keep MB and Myron far far away from things they will kill our relationship with the USVI
  • just asking... (05/05/2014, 08:57) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
    where is the Madam President?
  • Yup (05/05/2014, 09:33) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    i did saw lesmore driving his truck over in stt........ i was amazed that he could have thumbs up
  • egg face (05/05/2014, 09:36) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    who upset lesmore..look he face
  • bvi (05/05/2014, 10:16) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Kye is definitely the best director of DMV so far. He is a people person
  • shell (05/05/2014, 12:43) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I saw Lesmore truck driving in front of me in St Thomas and I said, "eh eh, Lesmore truck down here". Not realising that an agreement was made. This is good for BVI and USVI horse owners.
  • Carefree (05/05/2014, 20:53) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I honestly think this is a good move and much big ups to Lesmore and his team. One thing I must say thou customs gotta check those vehicle that good that them Rock man coming in our shores with because u know their border patrol will be checking ours I am just saying.
  • asura (05/05/2014, 22:30) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    This can only be good news
    • time will tell (06/05/2014, 20:06) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yep..sure.. until the first seta guns and drugs are found being smuggled into the BVI. Then the proverbial shit will hit the fan and all who on here saying it is good will sing a different tune. Just like the people on Palm Sunday who cried crucify him the following Friday! Wait... Time will tell!!!


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