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February 3rd, 2024
Deputy Premier Hon Lorna G. Smith to open district office on Anegada

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI - Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Labour and Trade, Hon Lorna G. Smith (Al) has announced plans to open a District Office at the Settlement, Anegada.

December 26th, 2023
'Pray for peace in Ukraine, Israel & Palestine' – Hon Smith in Christmas message

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Labour and Trade, Hon Lorna G. Smith (AL) has asked that as persons in the Virgin Islands (VI) celebrate Christmas, they must do so while offering a prayer for regions that are in conflict.

December 9th, 2023
VI's position on PARBO will continue to meet human rights obligations - Gov't

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While British Overseas Territories (OTs) and Crown Dependencies including the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) have previously committed to the implementation of publicly accessible registers of beneficial ownership, commonly referred to as PARBO, the Virgin Islands has taken a new position based on a recent decision by the European Court of Justice.

December 7th, 2023
VI welcomes Caribbean Air Rally!

TRELLIS BAY, Beef Island, VI- The [British] Virgin Islands on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, welcomed the Governor General’s Caribbean Air Rally to the territory.

December 2nd, 2023
'In our corner Lorna' now acting Premier from Dec 2-6, 2023

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A day after returning from an important regional meeting in Aruba of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) where she defended the Territory’s interest on the Mutual Financial Action Report, effective today, December 2, 2023, until Wednesday, December 6, 2023, Deputy Premier Hon Lorna G. Smith OBE (AL) has been appointed to Act in the position of Premier and Minister of Finance.

November 26th, 2023
Premier, Deputy Premier & Minister for Health off this week to Dubai & Aruba

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) will lead a small delegation to the United Nations COP 28 World Climate Summit to take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The conference, which is expected to attract hundreds of world and business leaders, corporations, non-governmental organisations, and global environmentalists, will take place from November 30, 2023, to December 12, 2023.

November 23rd, 2023
Private/Public stakeholder forum being planned on VI Minimum Wage– Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) said, in an effort to deal with the minimum wage issue in the Virgin Islands (VI), a stakeholder forum is being planned to involve both the government and private sectors.

November 12th, 2023
'Formal decision' on visa waiver for Guyanese likely in 2nd quarter of 2024– Hon Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Labour and Trade Hon Lorna G. Smith, OBE (AL) says discussions are continuing on a possible visa waiver for Guyanese seeking to travel to the [British] Virgin Islands (VI).

November 10th, 2023
VI minimum wage ‘not an easy issue’ to address– Hon Lorna G. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Trade and Labour Hon Lorna G. Smith (AL) says while the government is taking steps to address the minimum wage issue in the Virgin Islands, it remains a complex issue to be addressed.

November 9th, 2023
Wheatley Gov't seeking to review Minimum Wage; Advisory Committee formed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Ministry of Financial Services, Labour and Trade today, November 9, 2023, announced the establishment of an ad hoc Advisory Committee to review the minimum wage.

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