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Finance and Business

November 24th, 2015
Wide skills gap existed in Deputy Governor’s Office- 2014 Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Staff issues continued to be one of the main challenges affecting various departments of government in 2014, and the Deputy Governor’s Office did not escape this problem.

November 24th, 2015
Economy doing well! – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – We remember very well when Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith became the butt of jokes in 2013 when he claimed that the economy was robust, before back pedaling on his own statements. Now again, contrary to reports on the ground and from the ordinary man, Premier Smith has claimed that the Virgin Islands economy is “doing well” even while acknowledging that there were delays in some persons being paid.

November 23rd, 2015
‘Hon Skelton-led committee still examining NHI petition’ – Dr Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has broken weeks of silence on the National Health Insurance (NHI) petition, currently being considered by the Government to say the proposals are still being examined.

November 22nd, 2015
Disinterested staff should be rotated among other departments- Stephanie P. Benn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Noting in the 2014 Annual Report of the Civil Registry and Passport Office that the department continues to grow at a “rapid pace”, Registrar General of the Civil Registry and Passport Office, Mrs Stephanie P. Benn said staff must be ready for the changes.

November 20th, 2015
This Week We Feature Young Professional Sabrina N. Hodge

By N. Johann Earle

Our Young Professional for this week, Sabrina N. Hodge, has a passion for the culinary arts. She commenced studies in the field but due to circumstances she had to put those studies on hold while she was halfway through.

November 19th, 2015
Digicel goes ‘all in’ this Christmas

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Digicel has announced that it has partnered with local businesses to make this Christmas extraordinary for over 5,000 lucky residents of the Virgin Islands.

November 17th, 2015
Tim Ringsdore In! As Sean L. Auguste’s replacement @ LIME

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – LIME BVI announced yesterday November 16, 2015 the appointment of Mr Tim Ringsdore as their new Country Manager for the VI, replacing Sean L. Auguste as the company continues its march towards restructuring.

November 14th, 2015
Digicel presents cheque to BVI Cancer Society

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Digicel on November 13, 2015 donated the proceeds from its October Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign in partnership with the BVI Breast Cancer Society.

November 13th, 2015
'Wonders of the Virgin Islands' to open today @ TPP

WICKHAM’S CAY, Tortola, VI – Wonders of the Virgin Islands, an authentic Virgin Islands souvenir store, is set to be opened at 5:00 pm this afternoon, Novemver 13, 2015 at the Tortola Pier Park (TPP) and promises to be a cut above the rest.

November 13th, 2015
Did the business community dictate the new minimum wage of $6.00 per hour?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While many see the newly recommended minimum wage of $6.00 per hour up a mere $2.00 since 1999 as being better than where it was before, it appears according to the Minimum Wage Advisory Committee Report made public on November 2, 2015 that this was decided almost singlehandedly by the business community.

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