Premier Smith on 13th Annual EU-OCT Ministerial Conference and Forum

Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 11:15am

Madame Speaker over a year ago, I took up the position of chairman of the Overseas Countries and Territories Association (OCTA). 

Upon taking up this position I set out in my agenda, a number of Objectives for the advancement of the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) that I wished to pursue within the framework of the revised Overseas Association Decision (OAD), and across four areas of work that included political visibility, programming, partnership and participation. 

Premier Smith Attends Historic OECS Meeting In Martinique

Wednesday, 4 February 2015 - 5:00pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands has taken further strides to improve its regional ties as Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE attends the 60th Meeting of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Authority in Fort de France, Martinique.

Statement By Premier And Minister Of Finance Dr. The Honourable D. Orlando Smith OBE On Release Of Beneficial Ownership Report

Wednesday, 4 February 2015 - 9:45am

In the last quarter of 2013, I informed you of the launch of a public consultation on beneficial ownership of companies registered here in the British Virgin Islands. I am pleased to report that this consultation is complete. This consultation was in response to a policy proposed by the Government of the United Kingdom to maintain a central registry in which information on the ultimate beneficial ownership of companies would be held. The UK Government’s desire is to see this policy adopted in the Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories of the United Kingdom. 

BVI Business Highlighted At 2015 Asian Financial Forum

Monday, 2 February 2015 - 4:30pm

The British Virgin Islands continues to be a major player in the global financial environment with the establishment of BVI House Asia.

At the recently held 2015 Asian Financial Forum, BVI Business was one of the highlights where BVI House Asia was a Premium Hospitality Booth Sponsor. The two-day forum welcomed more than 2,400 people and over 100 distinguished international speakers to discuss the theme, “Asia: Sustainable Development in a World of Change.”

Remarks By Premier - 2015 Farmers’ Week - Youth And Sustainable Agriculture

Monday, 2 February 2015 - 1:30pm

Good morning:

When I first heard of this year’s theme for Farmers’ Week: ‘Youth in Agriculture a Must – Food Security and Cultural Sustainability - a Plus’,” I was quite pleased.

You see, the theme continuously reflect my Government’s position in building a sustainable agricultural sector, and the importance of our young people in doing so.

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Virgin Gorda Office Hours For Premier Smith In 2015

Monday, 12 January 2015 - 11:00am

The Government of the Virgin Islands is advising residents of the Virgin Gorda community that Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE will hold office hours every first and third Monday at the Virgin Gorda Administration Complex, Vanterpool Building.

Persons wishing to meet with Premier Smith can walk in from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Alternatively, appointments can be made by telephoning 468-0826 or 468- 2152, or by contacting the Virgin Gorda District Office. 

BVI Partners With OECS To Conduct Labour Force Survey

Wednesday, 7 January 2015 - 12:00pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands, in partnership with the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Secretariat, will be conducting a labour force survey in the Virgin Islands beginning on January 19, 2015.

Director of the Central Statistics Office, Mr. Raymond Phillips stated that a labour force survey provides estimates of employment and unemployment. These he said are among the most important indicators of economic stability of any economy.

4th Session Of Entrepreneurship Training Continues On Jan. 9

Wednesday, 7 January 2015 - 11:15am

The National Business Bureau is advising all participants currently enrolled in the Power Move Academy (PMAC) Entrepreneurship Training that the fourth session will be held on Friday January 9.

The session begins from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Fort Burt Hotel Conference Room. Participants are asked to be on time as the sessions will start promptly. All participants are being reminded to visit their online profile and be sure to complete all assessments.

One On One With Premier And Minister Of Finance On January 6 2015

Tuesday, 6 January 2015 - 4:00pm

Ladies and gentlemen of the media, good afternoon and happy New Year to you.

This afternoon, I want to use this opportunity to talk to you about some major highlights of the past year, but equally about this Government’s plans for the year ahead.

Last year was one of hard work that paid off.  Indeed our success was guided by seven broad priority areas:

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