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January 8th, 2017
Increments yet to be paid to civil servants! Broken promises

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government employees who work daily to keep the wheels of the bureaucracy moving and help to implement the ruling Administration's policies have been shafted yet again.

September 27th, 2016
Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines calls for ‘overhaul’ of civil servants’ pay

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Sixth District Representative Honourable Alvera Maduro-Caines, in few words, made two very strong representations in the House of Assembly, calling for the overhaul of civil servants’ pay and for potential medical students and educators to be given priority for government scholarships.

September 15th, 2016
Civil servants cry for justice; No increments paid for 2015!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The cry by the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP), talk show hosts, civil society, ordinary citizens, and the media that the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) raided the Treasury to win the 2015 snap election, leaving the country broke, is being heard again.

March 25th, 2016
‘Leave the people girl children’- Hon Fahie warns senior public officials

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Saying that it may sound harsh but he has to deal with it in the House of Assembly as he has “girl children” too, Opposition Member Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has warned against some public officials engaging in sexual harassment of females and even males in the work place.

May 19th, 2015
‘NDP plans to cut civil service after elections’ – Hon Julian Fraser, RA

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – “To the civil service of this territory, all the people, the engine that keeps this machine running….word on the street is that your Premier (Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith) has entered into an agreement with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), which is the British Government, to cut the service,” so declared aspiring Premier on the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) slate Honourable Julian Fraser, RA.

May 13th, 2015
Increments were withheld to deal with 'other things’ – Premier Smith

CAPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith said last evening May 12, 2015 that Government had to withhold payment of increments because the National Democratic Party (NDP) needed the money to do "other things".

March 17th, 2014
80% of whistleblowers sacked

(CNS): Civil servants have told the Office of the Complaints Commissioner (OCC) that they are extremely reluctant to report wrongdoing in government due to significant fears of reprisals against them and their families and believe that no one is ever punished or held accountable, even when reports are made about wrongdoing.

September 17th, 2013
Civil servants, pensioners to get extra month’s salary, announces PM Douglas

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, SEPTEMBER 16TH 2013 (CUOPM) – Federal civil servants and pensioners will get an extra salary come pay day on Wednesday 18th September, St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister the Right Hon. Dr. Denzil l. Douglas announced Monday.

June 27th, 2013
Should the VI revise its ‘General Orders’ once more?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “I think, unfortunately, it’s very difficult to get some of the changes that we want in society outside of government and outside of politics because the politicians wield so much power right now,” Natalio Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru said in a recent interview with Virgin Islands News Online.

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