Information Officer II
Department of Information and Public Relations (GIS)
Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE will lead a delegation to the 2018 Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) meetings being held in London from December 4 through 5.
The BVI's delegation will include Financial Secretary, Mr. Glenroy Forbes, Ag. Permanent Secretary for the Premier’s Office, Ms. Dawn Smith, Director of BVI London Office & UK/EU Representative, Ms. Elise Donovan, and Deputy Director of BVI London Office, Dr. Sandra Besson.
The JMC provides an opportunity for UK Ministers and officials to meet with Premiers and Chief Ministers of the Overseas Territories to discuss a range of topics and to agree the way forward on a number of matters.
Areas of discussion will include an update and discussion on the progress of the EU exit negotiations; discussions on the principles behind constitutional powers and Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s update on requests to constitutional reform; Child Safeguarding; Mental Health; and EU tax blacklisting process; to name a few.
Premier Smith will host his annual Student Luncheon with BVI students in London on Sunday, December 2. He will also attend UK Overseas Territories Association and Overseas Territories Bilateral Meetings; a Foreign and Commonwealth Office reception; as well as participate in various other meetings and engagements being held throughout the week.