Remarks By Premier And Minister Of Finance - At The Decision March 2018

Friday, 25 May 2018 - 11:34am

REMARKS BY PREMIER AND MINISTER OF FINANCE
DR. THE HONOURABLE D. ORLANDO SMITH, OBE
AT THE DECISION MARCH

MAY 24, 2018

Virgin Islanders and residents of this Territory, good afternoon.

Statement By Premier On The Royal Assent Of The Sanctions And Anti-Money Laundering Bill

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 5:49pm

We are deeply disturbed by the decision in the United Kingdom which threatens to impose public registers on the BVI.

Statement By Premier Smith On The House Of Lords Consideration Of Commons Amendments To The Sanctions And Anti-Money Laundering Bill

Monday, 21 May 2018 - 5:24pm

The House of Lords earlier today debated the validity of a House of Commons amendment to require public central registers of beneficial ownership in the Overseas Territories (OT) during their Consideration of Commons Amendments to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill.

Premier And Leader Of The Opposition Unite To Make Case For The BVI

Friday, 18 May 2018 - 11:56am

The Premier of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE, and the Leader of the Opposition, Honourable Andrew Fahie, have called on the United Kingdom (UK) Government and Parliament to respect the Virgin Islands Constitution ahead of the House of Lords consideration of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill on May 21 and its provisions on public central registers of beneficial ownership in the Overseas Territories.

Nominate Your Favourite BVI Business For Resilience Award

Thursday, 17 May 2018 - 5:09pm

The public is reminded to nominate local businesses for the BVI Business Resilience Award. Only businesses that continued to provide products and services to the people of the Virgin Islands, especially in the face of adversity post hurricanes Irma and Maria will be eligible for this award.

Premier Endorses Decision March As Peaceful Assembly

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 4:20pm

Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE has endorsed the Territory’s right to freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly and association.

Statement By The Government Of The Virgin Islands On The Willy T

Friday, 11 May 2018 - 4:40pm

The seabed surrounding Norman Island is the property of the Crown. The Willy T has been moored at the Bight under an annual seabed licence which expired in February, 2018. 

Premier Smith Statement on United Kingdom Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill

Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 5:15pm

It is now just over a week since the UK Parliament accepted an amendment to impose public registers of beneficial ownership on the Virgin Islands and other Overseas Territories. My Government continues to consider this a top priority for the Territory and to actively evaluate the implications of that decision and explore all available options.

BVI Re-Elected As Vice Chair Of ECLAC

Wednesday, 9 May 2018 - 5:11pm

The British Virgin Islands has been re-elected as Vice Chair of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean’s (ECLAC) Caribbean Development Cooperation Committee (CDCC), which serves as permanent subsidiary body of the United Nations (UN) for the Caribbean.

The British Virgin Islands Embraced at the Miami Open

Thursday, 3 May 2018 - 1:27pm

Who says you can’t take sand to the beach? The 2018 Miami Open, embraced the BVI Tourist Board when they took the territory to Miami.  A sequel to its first prominent participation last year, the BVI was the exclusive Caribbean destination sponsor at this prestigious event held in Key Biscayne, Florida which took place on March 19 – April 1. The BVI sponsored the daily weather forecast in Key Biscayne.  Prior to each match, the weather forecast was posted on the Miami Open’s Instagram story.  Additionally, patrons were able to sip the world’s famous BVI Painkiller while shaded under branded umbrellas with their toes in the warm sand at the BVI Beach Bar.

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