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May 10th, 2023
US making it ‘very difficult’ for VI to attract & keep healthcare talent- Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– While not a new challenge, Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) says one way to retain and attract healthcare workers in the VI is for the territory to start encouraging some of its own people to return home and make the sacrifice.

February 7th, 2023
Dr Smith said Jaspert asked him about corruption before becoming VI Governor

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI– Former Premier Dr D. Orlando Smith says a precursor to the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) in the Virgin Islands (VI) came as a result of people in the territory continuously complaining to the British government about corruption in the VI government.

June 24th, 2021
VI's active COVID-19 cases climb to 13

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands has recorded 13 active COVID-19 cases as of today, June 24, 2021, according to the latest stats released by the Ministry of Health.

June 18th, 2021
CoI: Registrar of Interests ‘begged’ for compliance from Dr Smith's NDP

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI – During the morning session of the Virgin Islands Commission of Inquiry (CoI) hearing Day 13, on June 17, 2021, the Commission heard that regarding compliance to the Register of Interests Act, 2006, under the previous Dr D. Orlando Smith-led National Democratic Party (NDP) administration (2011-2019), the then Registrar Mrs Victoreen Romney-Varlack had to beg for compliance over several years, to no avail.

June 11th, 2021
Members of ousted NDP regime to face CoI next week

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A number of members of the former National Democratic Party (NDP) administration, including former premier Dr the Hon D. Orlando Smith, are scheduled to appear before the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) from Monday, June 14, 2021.

May 15th, 2021
‘I now feel vindicated’- Dr Smith on $10M BVIA arbitration ruling

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Virgin Islands (VI) Premier, Dr D. Orlando Smith, says he now feels vindicated following an arbitration ruling where the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has successfully defeated a claim worth in excess of $10 million from BV Airways Inc (BVIA).

March 24th, 2021
Legislators past & present must unite on 'singular voice' against CoI – Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Past and current legislators in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) have been called upon to unite and formulate a strategy against the United Kingdom's Commission of Inquiry in the Virgin Islands (VI).

November 14th, 2020
‘VI's Finance Ministers have kept the country stable over the years’- Speaker Willock

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - During the Speaker's announcement portion of the Second Sitting of the Third Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) on November 12, 2020, Speaker of the House, Hon Julian Willock placed the Budget Day into perspective by giving some history.

July 1st, 2020
Dr Pickering implicates NDP Cabinet in BVI Airways scandal

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - While clearing his name from any direct dealings with BVI Airways Project and its missing $7.2M funds, Deputy Premier under the previous National Democratic Party (NDP) Government, Dr Kedrick D. Pickering has come out in defence of the former Financial Secretary, Mr Neil M. Smith against allegations he facilitated fraud, adding that Mr Smith's decisions would have been influenced by the then finance minister and Cabinet.

December 7th, 2019
UPDATE: Two involved in Fahie Hill crash; Female condition unknown

FAHIE HILL, Tortola, VI - New information coming out on the December 5, 2019, accident that left a male Customs Officer, Colin Stevens nursing serious injuries at the Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital, suggest that an unknown female was also in the vehicle at the time.

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