Premier Smith Receives Courtesy Calls From Visiting Ministers

Friday, 27 February 2015 - 9:30am

Premier of the British Virgin Islands and Chairman of the Overseas Countries and Territories Association (OCTA), Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE is pictured here during courtesy visits from Prime Minister Honourable Marcel Gumbs of St. Maarten; (left) and Prime Minister of Curaçao, Honourable Ivar Asjes on Tuesday February 24, 2015. 

Keynote Address By Chairman Of OCTA Premier Smith At The Opening Ceremony Of Ministerial Conference

Thursday, 26 February 2015 - 10:00am

Excellencies, Heads of Government, Honourable Ministers, Heads of Delegations, Distinguished Delegates, ladies and gentleman, Good evening.

As Chairman of the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTA), and on behalf of the Government and people of the British Virgin Islands, I extend a warm welcome to all participants and delegates to the British Virgin Islands.

Opening Remarks by Premier Smith at the Caribbean Regional Conference for Overseas Countries and Territories

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 - 4:30pm

Good morning: 

As country host, let me first welcome you to the British Virgin Islands (BVI).  We are delighted that you have joined us here on the island of Tortola and I encourage you during your breaks to explore our capital Road Town and other parts of the island. Representatives of my Government are available should you require any assistance.

One-On-One With Premier Smith on The Occasion Of Hosting European Union and OCTA Meetings In The BVI

Friday, 20 February 2015 - 3:15pm

Ladies and gentleman,

On the occasion of three very important European Union (EU) related meetings which will take place here in the BVI next week.

Premier Smith Attends Historic OECS Meeting In Martinique

Wednesday, 4 February 2015 - 5:00pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands has taken further strides to improve its regional ties as Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE attends the 60th Meeting of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Authority in Fort de France, Martinique.

BVI Partners With OECS To Conduct Labour Force Survey

Wednesday, 7 January 2015 - 12:00pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands, in partnership with the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Secretariat, will be conducting a labour force survey in the Virgin Islands beginning on January 19, 2015.

Director of the Central Statistics Office, Mr. Raymond Phillips stated that a labour force survey provides estimates of employment and unemployment. These he said are among the most important indicators of economic stability of any economy.

Premier Smith Meets With Students At BVI House London

Friday, 12 December 2014 - 12:15pm

Twenty-five students gathered at BVI House in London on December 7 for a luncheon orientation programme where they learned more on transitioning to life in the United Kingdom (UK). They also had an opportunity to meet with Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE.

BVI Engages Former UK Ministers At UK Parliament

Thursday, 11 December 2014 - 3:15pm

Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith OBE met with key Members of Parliament at the British Virgin Islands All Party Parliamentary Group (BVI APPG) lunch in the House of Commons on Thursday December 4.

The Premier updated APPG members on the Territory’s progress in the areas of tourism, healthcare and financial services.   The APPG Members and other Members of Parliament (MPs) and Lords offered insights on improving BVI-UK engagement. 

BVI Signs 27th Tax Information Exchange Agreement With South Korea

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 - 3:45pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands has taken further steps in strengthening its international relations by signing a Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) with the Government of South Korea.

The TIEA will enable the two tax authorities to have greater ability to exchange information for tax purposes in accordance with internationally agreed standards

Premier Smith Concludes Joint Ministerial Council In London

Monday, 8 December 2014 - 3:45pm

Premier Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE has concluded a week of talks with the United Kingdom (UK) Government in London where he joined other Overseas Territories (OTs) Leaders at the Joint Ministerial Council (JMC).

The meetings covered a wide range of topics that included economic development, financial services, security, policing, passports, health, and pensions, among other things.