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Unity? Premier Smith & Opposition Leader Fahie head to UK

- Plan to hold talks to confirm the people’s position on Public Registry
Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), left, and Opposition Leader, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), right, will be travelling together to attend a series of meetings in London, the capital of the United Kingdom (UK). Photo: VINO/File
The Virgin Islands delegation headed by Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL) will discuss the ongoing efforts by his Government on the UK Parliament’s decision on public register. Photo: Internet Source
The Virgin Islands delegation headed by Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL) will discuss the ongoing efforts by his Government on the UK Parliament’s decision on public register. Photo: Internet Source
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).

Both leaders will make clear the Territory’s position on the May 1, 2018 vote relating to public registers of beneficial ownership in the Overseas Territories (OTs).

In a social media post, Opposition Leader Hon Fahie said that last week he was invited by Premier Smith to a meeting to discuss the ongoing efforts by his Government on the UK decision on public register.

One people- Hon Fahie 

The Chairman of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) noted that “the matter transcends politics and political parties and it’s a BVI matter and larger than any individual, I put aside all political differences on the home front and engage in possible solutions…”

Dr Smith’s government announced via a Government Information Service (GIS) press release, last evening Saturday May 12, 2018 that he and Hon Fahie “will be away from the Territory from Monday, May 14, 2018 to Saturday, May 19, 2018.” Acting Permanent Secretary in the Premier's Office, Ms Dawn J. Smith, will be part of the delegation, government stated.

In Premier Smith’s absence, Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) will act as Premier.

10 Responses to “Unity? Premier Smith & Opposition Leader Fahie head to UK”

  • zone 1 (13/05/2018, 11:04) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bvi strong let's hope Dr Smith listen
  • wize up (13/05/2018, 11:17) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Marcus once said; black man will not know themselves until their back against the wall. The 13 persons we voted for make the local government and all 13 have an obligation to the people: government business is very serious business and I hope this moment brings about changes especially political change because our politician have short the people for to long(move forward)....lovely very nice
    • Modern Day Victims of Racism (15/05/2018, 21:33) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      Black man... your twisted racism is destroying your lucidity of thoughts and your happiness. Lord Ahmed for example is not at all white. England is a mongrel nation even among people who look pretty pale. From all corners of the globe. They don’t get a hoot what colour we are. This is about political posturing, fraudulent politicking to further their own career (Dodgy Margaret Hodge) and vested interests in The EU who compete with us and are running failed socialist experiments. The US likes it all a lot and can see that clients we lose can go to Delaware and Puerto Rico. You don’t see the tricks that are being played on us and in the British public if you try and create some imaginary agenda to do with race because people around you taught you to always blame some white people for your current predicament (in the way progressive countries around the World who got over colonialism long ago as a current problem do not. They got educated and got entrepreneurial and got ahead).
  • Xxx (13/05/2018, 12:52) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    Orlando is always little to late waste of tax dollars if
  • Jaigon (13/05/2018, 13:00) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Be careful here and watch this move closely. History shows that back in 1984, former prime minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadine Sir James Mitchell and them opposition leader and present prime minister Ralph Gonzalves travel to the grand beach hotel in Grenada to hold talk to resolve political differences. When they returned an election was called and Gonzalves is still the prime minister today.
    • wize up (13/05/2018, 16:22) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ jaigon: then this trip could be good for all concerned simple based on your blog(don’t u just love it...)
  • Ambassador (13/05/2018, 15:00) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Have a tea party when you are there. But in this case, have it with the Queen. You will get somewhere and
    may be able to undo some of the damage from the British humour party.
  • pray (13/05/2018, 19:15) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    wish them safe travel
  • lodger (14/05/2018, 08:25) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    They are going for the royal wedding and cup final.
  • flag (14/05/2018, 09:30) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    Promise to change our bad ways. Good governance, accountability and transparency. If that does not work, treaten to expel 100 uk expats.


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