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Premier Smith's Message: "Let's Get Ready Together" For 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Friday, 1 June 2018 - 9:55am

Residents of the BVI,

The 2018 Hurricane Season has commenced and forecasters have indicated that this season will be an active one.  This means that we have to be ready and stay ready from June to November. 

Governor's Message On Preparedness and Togetherness For The 2018 Hurricane Season

Friday, 1 June 2018 - 9:35am

People of the Virgin Islands. Many of us would like to put the 2017 hurricane season behind us forever but unfortunately we are still recovering from the devastating effects of the flood events as well as the impacts from two major hurricanes, Irma and Maria.

Premier Smith's Remarks On Upcoming BVI Asia Road Mission and Public Registers

Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 5:58pm

Good afternoon members of the media. As you know, this forum provides an opportunity for me to update on matters of the Government. And, especially this afternoon, I’d like to inform you of my upcoming travel to Asia.

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

Friday, 25 May 2018 - 11:34am


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.

A Statement By Acting Governor, David D. Archer, Jr. - May 11 Update On Cox Heath Fire

Friday, 11 May 2018 - 6:25pm

As of today, Friday, 11 May 2018, the fire at Cox Heath continues to be contained which means that the threat of the fire spreading has been eliminated at this time. Additional equipment to pump 1000 gallons of sea water per minute directly to the site to completely extinguish the core of the fire is being deployed.

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. 

Statement By Acting Governor, David D. Archer, Jr. - Update On Cox Heath Fire

Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 6:00pm

Today we convened a meeting of the National Emergency Operations Centre in response to the fire incident at Cox Heath.  I met with local emergency response officials as well as the Chief Fire Officer from the USVI in relation to the response and containment of the fire.

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.