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May 30th, 2018
‘My allegiance is to the leader of the NDP'– Dr Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “I have not heard him [Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL)] say that he was prepared to step down or that his time was up. I have not heard him say any such thing, so as far as I am concerned at this point in time, today 29th of May, my allegiance is to the leader of the NDP, Dr D. Orlando Smith.”

May 28th, 2018
‘Expats will probably have to go back home’ – Dr Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) fight against the establishment of the public registers of beneficial ownership, Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, strongly expressed that if this Bill stands, many expatriates will have to leave the VI because the government will not be able to pay them.

May 25th, 2018
‘We are entering a divorce with the UK’- Dr Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “We have done everything that have been asked of us from the international community. We have instituted one of the best regulated financial services system anywhere in the world because we like to say that we are ahead of the curb and therefore we are going to ensure that whenever they bring something at us we are prepared for it…what more they want us to do?”

May 19th, 2018
‘Cabinet comfortable VI will be ready for hurricane season’ – Dr Kedrick D. Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Acting Premier, Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), stated that the Virgin Islands (VI) will be prepared for the peak of the 2018 hurricane season which is said to be above average, while adding that Cabinet is “comfortable” based on the information they have received from the Department of Disaster Management (DDM).

May 17th, 2018
‘The spirit of the people is what tells our story’ – Kedrick D. Pickering

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI - Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resource and Labour, during a consultation meeting with Florida Caribbean Cruise Association Operations Committee on May, 14, 2018 at the Moorings Conference Room stated that tourism involves not just one person but everybody in the territory, while emphasising that whatever needs to be done to get the cruise industry up and running, it should be done.

April 27th, 2018
‘Labour Dept needs kudos from all around’- Hon Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While many persons have been pointing their fingers at Labour Department for their alleged slothfulness in processing work permits, which have in turn resulted in long lines at Immigration Department, mainly due to persons having to frequently go to get more time to remain in the Territory while their work permits are processed, Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) believes Labour Department has been doing a great job.

March 21st, 2018
The Recovery Agency is to prevent 'corruption'- Dr Kedrick D. Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The popular radio show ‘Honestly Speaking with Claude O. Skelton-Cline’ continues to attract some of the biggest movers and shakers in the Virgin Islands, with the guests on the ZBVI 780 AM programme yesterday, March 20, 2018 being Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) and Deputy Governor, Mr David D. Archer, who made a brief appearance.

March 9th, 2018
Is Dr Pickering to take blame for food shortages post hurricanes 2017? - Hon Fahie asks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Honourable Andrew A. Fahie, Opposition Leader and First District Representative, grilled Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resource and Labour, on whether he feels it was his fault that the territory experienced food shortages following the hurricanes of September 2017.

January 27th, 2018
Local food is better than ‘garbage’ from USA- VG Resident

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- A contributor to the dialogue between the National Democratic Party (NDP) government and the people of the territory via a series of on-going community meetings has sounded the call for government to do more for local farmers and farming in the territory amidst the constant cries of rising prices for imported produce.

December 28th, 2017
Tribute on passing of Mr Omar W. Hodge by Dr The Hon Kedrick D. Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Below is a tribute on the passing of former Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Mr Omar W. Hodge by Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7).





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