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December 25th, 2015
Premier & Minister of Finance Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith’s Holiday Message 2015

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Fellow Virgin Islanders, Residents and Friends, a very Merry Christmas to each and every one of you. Whether you are viewing my greetings by television, listening by radio or online, I wish you peace, joy, good health and happiness.

December 22nd, 2015
‘France has lifted its blacklist on VI’ – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith last night December 21, 2015 claimed that the blacklist imposed by France in 2013 on the Virgin Islands' financial services sector has been lifted.

December 2nd, 2015
‘Still no updates on NHI Petition’ – Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The main person behind the NHI Concerned Citizens and Residents Group Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru is hopeful that the National Democratic Party (NDP) government takes the group's recommendations for the National Health Insurance (NHI) seriously and makes the changes as necessary, even as a committee currently examines the proposals.

November 27th, 2015
Premier Smith boasts of election victory @ just concluded OECS Meeting!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The recent Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Heads Of government meeting held in the Commonwealth of Dominica from November 18 to 19, 2015 saw the attendance of the Virgin Islands’ Premier and Minister for Regional Affairs Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith.

November 24th, 2015
Economy doing well! – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – We remember very well when Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith became the butt of jokes in 2013 when he claimed that the economy was robust, before back pedaling on his own statements. Now again, contrary to reports on the ground and from the ordinary man, Premier Smith has claimed that the Virgin Islands economy is “doing well” even while acknowledging that there were delays in some persons being paid.

November 23rd, 2015
‘Hon Skelton-led committee still examining NHI petition’ – Dr Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has broken weeks of silence on the National Health Insurance (NHI) petition, currently being considered by the Government to say the proposals are still being examined.

November 11th, 2015
‘It’s been a month & nothing from Premier’ – Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Radio talk show host Doug Wheatley expressed concern during his Speak Out BVI show last night November 10, 2015 as it is two days shy of one month that the NHI Concerned Citizens and Residents Group submitted its petition to Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith with no response as yet.

November 6th, 2015
Hon Fahie knocks Premier Smith on funding delays for WE Police Station

WEST END, Tortola, VI – First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie said he’s happy that the Government has found it necessary to carry out repairs to the West End Police Station despite the final cost of the works being twice the original cost.

October 31st, 2015
RVIPF faces considerable challenges- Gov John S. Duncan

WEST END, Tortola, VI – The West End Police Station was yesterday October 30, 2015 reopened following months of rehabilitation work to the building that had been declared unfit to house police officers as the promise of further maintenance work to other facilities was made.

October 27th, 2015
Premier Smith can't recall speaking of having $90m in bank!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Is it a case of amnesia or the side effects of elections fever that would cause Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith not to recall speaking about the sum of $90 million in the bank during the 2015 elections campaign just six months ago?

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