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Finance and Business

August 10th, 2020
Local ice-cream business vows to close rather than forced to hire 'unfit' locals

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A popular ice-cream business on Tortola says it will be closing its doors rather than be forced by the Department of Labour and Workforce Development to hire someone it believes is not a good fit for business.

August 10th, 2020
HireBVI to host drive thru 'Back to School Distribution' exercise

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- This year HireBVI will host its annual Back to School Distribution Drive on Saturday, August 29, 2020, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School grounds on Tortola.

August 10th, 2020
'Titles mean nothing if your people are suffering' - Dr the Hon Wheatley

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI - Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr The Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) said he stands ready to carry the heavy responsibilities that come with being a Minister, District Representative and now, the new Deputy Premier of the Virgin Islands.

August 10th, 2020
'Majority of people do not want to bear cost of quarantine'- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As persons continue to voice their opinion on the recent decision by Government to put a hold on work permit and work permit exemption holders returning the Virgin Islands, Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said a large percent of such persons trapped outside the Territory due to the existing ban was not willing to pay for the two-week quarantine.

August 9th, 2020
Local contractors urged to get ready for opportunities of new ‘procurement policy’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Local contractors in the construction industry have been urged to get themselves in order to capitalise on the many opportunities that will be made available once a new procurement policy formulated by Government is implemented.

August 8th, 2020
Gov't cracking down on work permit holders who change jobs - Hon Fahie

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has hinted that his government will be cracking down on work permit holders who come to the territory for one job, however, change employment without notifying authorities.

August 8th, 2020
Which way goes the US and world economy Pre-November 3?

By Dickson C. Igwe

Throughout the second half of the year, the US economy is expected to operate alongside a number of stress factors: the surging pandemic, racial tensions, and political factionalism.

August 7th, 2020
This Week We Feature Young Professional Keianna G. Smith

By Ron O. D'Avilar

Business is booming for Young Entrepreneur Keianna G. Smith, the owner of ‘A Classy You’ retail store, an online destination where persons can buy high-quality fashion merchandise and have them delivered anywhere in the Virgin Islands.

August 6th, 2020
Many more ‘new’ money-making initiatives to come – Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In spite of the difficult fiscal climate caused by the global pandemic, the Government of the Virgin Islands has said many more innovative money-making initiatives are on the horizon.

August 6th, 2020
Opposition Leader slams decision to shut out work permit & exemption holders

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The decision to arbitrarily ban work permit holders and work permit exempt persons indefinitely from the Virgin Islands “seems like another knee jerk decision from this Administration”, and speaks to the absence of a coherent plan to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, Opposition Leader Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) has said.

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