Premier Dr. Hon. D. Orlando Smith, OBE has welcomed the announcement by the UK for a recovery and reconstruction package for the BVI of up to £300 million in loan garauntees and £10 million in grants to support the Territory's recovery after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Governor Augustus Jaspert and the Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE welcomed a new package of recovery and reconstruction support from the United Kingdom (UK) today.
Digicel’s Chief Executive Officer for the Caribbean and Central America, Ms. Vannesa Slowey, has expressed her company’s commitment to the BVI over the long-term and plans to overhaul its Information and Communications Technology (ICT) network in the Territory.
Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE, held further discussions with the President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Warren Smith, on a financial package to support the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the BVI after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
During his visit to the CARICOM-UN High-Level Pledging Conference in New York, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE, discussed the prospects for cooperation between the BVI and Clinton Foundation on climate change.
Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE during his presentation at the United Nations (UN) High Level Pledging Conference in New York last week, appealed to members of the International Donors Community and Member States of the UN for financial assistance to support the Territory’s plans to rebuild the BVI as a Climate Resilient destination.
Topic: Disaster Recovery, International Affairs (including the British Virgin Islands International Finance Centre) | Posted By: aphillip
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 - 8:39am
As you just saw in the video clip, in a span of just six weeks the combined impact of a tropical wave, Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria devastated the BVI. I will say a little more about this shortly