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E.g., 24 Mar 2017

"The proposed actions are a forward step in establishing the framework to better manage our natural resources and anticipate the effects of climate change."

Thursday, 23 March 2017 - 9:49am

In January of last year, 2016, I had the pleasure of announcing an exciting project led by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour underway in Cane Garden Bay and Brewers Bay designated the North Shore Integrated Coastal and Watershed Stabilisation Project.

UNESCO World Poetry Day - Message By Director General

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 - 9:49am

At a time when the challenges we face – from climate change, inequality and poverty to violent extremism – seem so steep, the words of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow give us hope.

Premier Smith - Special Budgetary Attention Is Always Given To Police

Thursday, 16 March 2017 - 9:42pm

At a press conference earlier this afternoon, His Excellency the Governor indicated that he had instructed (or will be instructing) the Financial Secretary pursuant to section 103 of the BVI constitution to provide $800,000 for the police, monies which were repeatedly asked for to augment the police force.

Commonwealth Day Message 2017

Monday, 13 March 2017 - 12:00am

Ladies and Gentleman, Virgin Islanders, long term residents and visitors to the Virgin Islands, today the 13 March, 2017 is Commonwealth Day and it is my honour and privilege to read out the traditional Commonwealth Day Message by the Head of the Commonwealth Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second. 

Premier Smith: Crime does not have a place in the Virgin Islands

Saturday, 11 March 2017 - 4:40pm

I am deeply saddened to learn of the recent tragic deaths of two young men in this community: Mr. Alston Penn and Mr. Ashburn Dawson. Mr. Ashburn Dawson died after a shooting incident near the Sunday Morning Well last night, while the body of Alston Penn was found on Windy Hill Road early yesterday morning. 

My condolences go out to the families of the victims. I pray that God's tender mercies surround all of you at this time.

Honourable Mark Vanterpool Answers Questions About Biwater

Friday, 10 March 2017 - 3:09pm

The Member for the Third District to ask the Honourable Minister for Communications and Works the following questions:

Premier Smith One-On-One - Tourism Development

Wednesday, 8 March 2017 - 3:45pm

Ladies and gentlemen of the media,

I thank you for being here this afternoon. Today, I wish to speak on a few areas in Tourism development. 

Another Milestone For Road Rehabilitation Works

Tuesday, 7 March 2017 - 4:22pm

Today marks another significant milestone as the Government of the Virgin Islands forges ahead with the project to rehabilitate the roads damaged during Tropical Storm Otto in 2010.

Deputy Premier Statement: "We are pleased that the dialogue on SIDS continues, in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals"

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 - 10:47am

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) welcomes the opportunity to make an intervention at this plenary.

Statement By Dr. The Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE On His Visit To The UK On The Occasion Of The UK-OT Joint Ministerial Council On European Negotiations

Thursday, 16 February 2017 - 3:27pm

I am holding this press briefing to provide you with an update on my recent meetings in London where, among other things, I attended the United Kingdom–Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council on European Negotiations.  As you are aware, while I was the President of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA) last year, I led efforts to secure this important meeting which was agreed last November at the annual JMC.  It was essential that at political level the OTs views were heard ahead of the UK Government triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to formally begin negotiations on Britain’s exit from the EU. 

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