Finance and Business
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.