Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has shot down claims that agents from the United Kingdom have been deployed to the BVI to monitor his government.
These rumours came out of the House Of Assembly recently from members of the Premier Smith-led administration.
Responding to members of the press recently, Premier Smith said the reports are not true.
“There are not persons monitoring what government is doing. There are persons who are here on technical assistance of one sort or the other,” Premier Smith said.
Many are volunteers
According to the country’s leader, a number of the persons in question are volunteers assisting with hurricane recovery.
Premier Smith said several persons continue to reach out to the British Virgin Islands to assist with the rebuilding process.
As an example, Dr Smith made mention of a meeting he held recently with the Rocky Mountain Group (RMG).
RMG is an international company of architects and engineers with bases in the United States, China, Iraq, Mongolia, etcetera.
He said they are giving assistance to the Ministry of Communications and Works, Ministry of Natural Resources, and the BVI Electricity Corporation in forming policies.
“We are talking about renewable energy … for the continued development of the energy sector and how we can move forward and make better use of our resources.”
“Many people offered themselves; many organizations offered assistance to the BVI and this applies to Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda, and Tortola,” he added.
The Premier underscored that there is no ‘secrecy’.
He explained that sometimes the public is merely uninformed of all individuals and organisations that enter the BVI to assist with recovery.
“It may be interpreted that they are here without invitation,” he said.
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