E.g., 30 Jun 2017
E.g., 30 Jun 2017

Deputy Premier - 'Government Has Amended The Work Permit Fee Structure To One That Is Progressive'

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 - 11:04am

Madame Speaker, after maintaining work permit fees at the same level since 1981, the BVI Government has amended the work permit fee structure to one that is progressive and based on income.

Remarks by Premier of the Virgin Islands Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE Centennial Commemoration of the Official Transfer Day Ceremony

Monday, 3 April 2017 - 5:10pm

I am truly honoured to join you this afternoon as we reflect on the 100th Anniversary of the United States Virgin Islands.

Premier's Remarks At The Launch Of Trade Entreprenurial Week

Monday, 3 April 2017 - 1:21pm

We are all here to celebrate the official launch of Trade Entrepreneurial Week, where we focus our efforts on the development of the small business sector, that is — existing and potential entrepreneurs and our youth.  

Statement By Premier Smith - UK Initiation Of Brexit Negotiations With European Union

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 - 8:43pm

Ladies and gentleman, as you may be aware, United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Theresa earlier today initiated formal negotiations on Britain’s exit from the EU in an official letter triggering Article 50 of the European Union (EU) Treaty.

Statement By His Excellency The Governor John S. Duncan, OBE

Friday, 24 March 2017 - 2:12pm

I have today issued the formal warrant to give effect to this decision and instructed the Financial Secretary and the Accountant Generaltonow proceed as instructed by the warrant.

Statement By Deputy Premier: The Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) Project On Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) And Sustainable Land Management (SLM) In The Eastern Caribbean

Thursday, 23 March 2017 - 9:49am

In January of last year, 2016, I had the pleasure of announcing an exciting project led by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour underway in Cane Garden Bay and Brewers Bay designated the North Shore Integrated Coastal and Watershed Stabilisation Project.

UNESCO World Poetry Day - Message By Director General

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 - 9:49am

At a time when the challenges we face – from climate change, inequality and poverty to violent extremism – seem so steep, the words of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow give us hope.

Premier Smith - Special Budgetary Attention Is Always Given To Police

Thursday, 16 March 2017 - 9:42pm

At a press conference earlier this afternoon, His Excellency the Governor indicated that he had instructed (or will be instructing) the Financial Secretary pursuant to section 103 of the BVI constitution to provide $800,000 for the police, monies which were repeatedly asked for to augment the police force.

Commonwealth Day Message 2017

Monday, 13 March 2017 - 12:00am

Ladies and Gentleman, Virgin Islanders, long term residents and visitors to the Virgin Islands, today the 13 March, 2017 is Commonwealth Day and it is my honour and privilege to read out the traditional Commonwealth Day Message by the Head of the Commonwealth Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second. 

Premier Smith: Crime does not have a place in the Virgin Islands

Saturday, 11 March 2017 - 4:40pm

I am deeply saddened to learn of the recent tragic deaths of two young men in this community: Mr. Alston Penn and Mr. Ashburn Dawson. Mr. Ashburn Dawson died after a shooting incident near the Sunday Morning Well last night, while the body of Alston Penn was found on Windy Hill Road early yesterday morning. 

My condolences go out to the families of the victims. I pray that God's tender mercies surround all of you at this time.

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