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
Today His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles made his first visit to the British Virgin Islands to see for himself the devastation caused by the three unprecedented events: the Tropical Wave and Hurricanes Irma and Maria. He was accompanied by Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP, Secretary of State for the Department for International Trade in the UK.