BVI admits France had reasons for blacklisting
France did not get enough information
BVI Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith on Wednesday admitted that the British Virgin Islands had fallen short regarding information provided to French authorities, adding that measures have been taken to correct the “shortfalls” that resulted in the territory being blacklisted by France.
The admission, which was made during a press briefing, slightly shifted the position the “shocked” Premier Smith took last month shortly after learning that the BVI was among three countries blacklisted for not co-operating with France.
Premier Smith called another press conference today and announced his slightly adjusted position that the BVI indeed had fallen short.
“The BVI unfortunately fell short in the quality of information that was sent to the French authorities,” he told journalists.