Speaking at a roundtable event hosted at BVI House London, Premier Dr. Hon. D. Orlando Smith, OBE has welcomed the tremendous support offered by the financial services industry in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
The Government of the British Virgin Islands was faced with accommodating close to 300 persons in emergency shelters following the devastation left as a result of the passage of Hurricane Irma, followed by the impact of Hurricane Maria two weeks later.
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.