Photo and Caption

Premier's Office
Department of Youth Affairs and Sports
Release Date:
Monday, 20 April 2015 - 9:15am

Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE, is pictured here with Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Vice President, Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan, during a courtesy call on April 17. The event was part of the Vice President’s assessment visit to the Territory to examine the ongoing works for the Greenland Multipurpose Stadium. The groundbreaking for the sporting venue was held on July 23, 2014. The facility is expected to provide economic stimulation during the construction phase, and upon completion, help to boost the sports tourism sector through the hosting of international and regional football matches, track meets and other sporting events.  The BVI Football Association is the local member association of FIFA, and has partnered with the Government in the development of the Greenland Multipurpose Stadium.  (Photo Credit: Ronnielle Fraser/GIS)