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August 21st, 2017
Hons Skelton & Pickering best suited to lead VI – Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “Is Dr Smith’s successor sitting among those senior cabinet members?” was the question put recently to Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline by the host of JTV CH 55 “Big Story”, Peta-Gay Coombs to which he give a first-time heard assessment as to who in his mind is best fitted for the Premiership of the Virgin Islands (UK), replacing Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL).

July 14th, 2017
'Above normal' Hurricane Season: 'We must be ready'- Acting Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Below is a Statement By Acting Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Hon Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) on 'Preparedness For Developing Tropical Systems'.

July 7th, 2017
‘Some of the noise makers will catch it later’- Ayana S. Hull

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- “Your portfolio sir is not flashy, it is not sexy, it does not attract a lot of media attention but the work your ministry does will speak for generations after the cameras have found new things to magnify.”

June 15th, 2017
'Not enough market for local beef'- Hon Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - During the June 13, 2017 Sitting of the Virgin Islands House of Assembly, Opposition Member Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) raised the issue of stray cattle in his district, describing them as a nuisance as he sought answers of government's plans and strategies to deal with the issue.

June 14th, 2017
False start! Revised work permit fees to take effect July 1, 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After a false start, reportedly due to a few 'big names' challenging the initial work permit fee increase previously announced by Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr The Hon Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), a revised work permit fee increase will be implemented on July 1, 2017.

June 14th, 2017
Airport Expansion Project grounded? Gov’t ‘considering next steps’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – During the Eighth Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly (HoA) on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering refused to give details as to why the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport expansion project is not moving forward.

June 12th, 2017
Dr Pickering speaks to UN @ Ocean Conference in NY

NEW YORK, NY, USA- Often accused by his critics for his frequent travel around the world and his efforts to save the sharks while young people in his District go jobless, Deputy Premier and Minister for National Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) gave a major speech before the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, USA on June 9, 2017.

April 18th, 2017
New Work Permit fees to take effect May 15, 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With a work permit fee structure that, according to Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Hon Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), has been the same since 1981, Government has made an amendment to the fee structure to one that is “progressive and based on income.”

April 12th, 2017
CGB shoreline revetment project commences

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) has made a public appeal to land owners to prepare themselves to give up some of their lands to government for the purpose of restoring beaches.

March 20th, 2017
Family court needed – Dr Kedrick D. Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A new conversation has started among residents in the Virgin Islands following the suggestion by Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) that a children and family court may be necessary for the territory.



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