Swearing-In Ceremony Of Junior Ministers Of Government Airs On JTV

Thursday, 17 December 2015 - 5:00pm

The public is invited to tune in to JTV Channel 55 at 6:30 this evening, Thursday, December 17 to view the Swearing-in Ceremony of the Junior Ministers of Government held yesterday.

Hon. Christian And Hon. Penn Appointed As Junior Ministers

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 - 5:15pm

Honourable Archibald Christian and Honourable Marlon Penn have been appointed as Junior Ministers in the Government of the Virgin Islands.

Official Swearing-In Of House Of Assembly Speaker And Members

Thursday, 18 June 2015 - 9:15am

At the First Sitting, after an election process, a Speaker and Deputy Speaker will be elected in accordance with Sections 4 and 5 of the British Virgin Islands Standing Orders. An Oath of Allegiance will then be taken by the Speaker, Deputy Speaker and all elected members.

Statement by Minister Walwyn on Scholarships For The Differently-Abled

Thursday, 12 March 2015 - 3:45pm

Madame Speaker, thank you for the opportunity to share with this Honourable House an update on our scholarships for students who are differently-abled. Madame Speaker in March 2014, I informed this Honourable House of an initiative of the Ministry of Education to offer two scholarships per year to assist students with special needs to seek secondary education outside the Territory.

Statement by Minister Walwyn on Ministry Of Education Apprenticeship Programme

Thursday, 12 March 2015 - 3:30pm

Madame Speaker, I am pleased to introduce to this Honourable House the Ministry of Education and Culture’s (MEC) Apprenticeship Programme - another initiative to help our young people find employment. As you are aware the Ministry of Education and Culture has made the employment of youth a top priority since 2012 when the Youth Employment Services (YES) was established.

Statement by Minister Walwyn on Refurbishment Of Recreation Facilities In The Territory

Thursday, 12 March 2015 - 3:30pm

Thank you Madame Speaker for giving me the opportunity to make a brief statement on ongoing works to refurbish a number of recreational facilities in the Territory. As a Ministry Madame Speaker we recognize the importance of having the right social environment for the youth of the Territory. 

Statement By Minister For Communications And Works On Road Works Update

Thursday, 12 March 2015 - 1:15pm

Madam Speaker, during the last sitting of this Honourable House, I provided a comprehensive update, on the Government’s plans, to improve the quality of the road network throughout the Territory.

It is quite evident and I am pleased to report, Madam Speaker, that, significant progress has been made since then, as we continue to design and execute works, on Tortola, Anegada, Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke.

Statement By Minister For Communications And Works On Energy Update

Thursday, 12 March 2015 - 1:00pm

Madam Speaker, I am pleased to report to this Honourable House today, that significant progress is being made to improve the stability of the Territory’s electricity supply.

The Government recently signed an agreement to undertake Phase V of the BVI Electricity Corporation’s Power Development Plan.

Statement By Minister For Communications And Works On Cruise Pier Project Update

Thursday, 12 March 2015 - 1:00pm

Madam Speaker, the physical landscape of Wickham’s Cay 1, is being transformed in a very significant way right before our very eyes, with the construction of the expanded Cruise Ship Pier and Landside Development.

By the end of this year, 2015, Madam Speaker, every Virgin Islander and visitor to these islands, will be extremely proud, of what the Government has been able to accomplish with this project.

Premier Smith On Financial Services Industry Report

Thursday, 12 March 2015 - 11:30am

Madam Speaker,

With your kind permission, I wish to make a statement on a study which my Government undertook in relation to our financial services sector. 

Much of what I say here is largely outlined in the foreword of the report entitled “Building on a Thriving and Sustainable Financial Services Sector”.