Promoting action to build resilient and sustainable island communities

The Hon. Dr. Orlando Smith

Premier of the British Virgin Islands

Office: Premier and Minister of Finance

Profession: Physician

Constituency: Territorial Member

1984-1985 London School of Hygiene, London, UK
1972-1973 The Royal School of Public Health, London, UK
1971-1974 Edinburgh Royal College of Surgeons, Scotland
1963-1969 University of the West Indies, Jamaica, WI
1955-1961 British Virgin Islands High School, BVI

Marital Status and No. of Children: Married and three (3) children

Year First Elected to Parliament: 1999

Political Party: National Democratic Party

2011 Premier and Minister for Finance
2007- 2011 Leader of the Opposition and Territorial Member
2003-2007 Chief Minister 1999-2003 Leader of the Opposition and Territorial Member
1995-1999 Surgeon, Peebles Hospital, BVI
1979-1995 Surgeon/Chief Medical Officer, BVI
1975-1976 Senior Registrar of Surgery, BVI
1971-1974 Medical Officer/Registrar, London, UK
1970-1971 Medical Officer, Peebles Hospital, BVI

CPA Conferences, Seminars, Visits Attended

55th CPA Conference and the 29th Conference for Small Countries Arusha Tanzania, 2009

International Parliamentary Conference: “Climate Change – Tackling Causes, Managing Impacts”, Westminster, London, 2007

45th CPA Conference – Trinidad and Tobago, 1999

19th CPA Conference for Small Countries – Trinidad and Tobago, 1999

Affiliations: Member, Rotary Club of Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Interests/Recreation: Reading, Squash and Tennis