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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.

Minister Vanterpool on Cruise Pier Project Update

Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 2:30pm

Madam Speaker, members of the public would have noticed a flurry of activity taking place at the cruise ship dock area on Wickham’s Cay in Road Town, since the middle of last year, 2014.

Minister Vanterpool on National Sewerage Programme

Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 2:30pm

Madam Speaker, barring any unforeseen delays, projects under the National Sewerage Programme - East End/Long Look and Road Town, Tortola - are expected to be completed by the end of this year 2015.

Minister Vanterpool on Water Distribution Network

Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 2:30pm

Madam Speaker, the Water and Sewerage Department aims to provide a consistent and reliable supply of potable water to consumers in the Virgin Islands.

Minister Vanterpool on Road Improvement Works

Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 2:30pm

Madam Speaker, permit me to present this update to this Honourable House on road improvement works, as this Government continues to improve the quality of the road network throughout the Territory.

Minister Skelton on BVI Health Services Authority New Fee Schedule

Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 2:30pm

Madame Speaker, I rise to bring clarity to the recently implemented Fee Schedule for services delivered by the BVI Health Services Authority, and to allay any fears regarding our people’s continued ability to access affordable healthcare here at home.

Minister Walwyn on The Scholarship Trust Fund Board Loans

Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 2:15pm

Madame Speaker, thank you again for the opportunity to make a brief statement to this Honourable House on the Scholarship Trust Fund. Government grants a certain number of scholarships every year Madame Speaker but recognizes that it is impossible to meet all the funding needs of every single person in the Territory, and hence the need for the Scholarship Loan Fund.

Minister Vanterpool on Caribbean Development Bank Loan Funded Projects

Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 2:15pm

Madam Speaker, I am pleased to report that Government is steadily advancing works under the Caribbean Development Bank CDB Loan Funded Projects, to rehabilitate the roads, drains and bridges infrastructure throughout the Territory.

Minister Walwyn on The Integration Of ICT Into The Primary School Curriculum

Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 2:00pm

Madame Speaker, the Ministry of Education and Culture is preparing to introduce an Information and Communication Technology programme into the Grade 5 curriculum beginning Trinity Term 2014-2015.  The programme will be piloted for one (1) year and will be conducted in eight (8) public primary schools in the Territory of the Virgin Islands.