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November 6th, 2013
Homeowners want protection from errant tenants

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Mrs Melvina Frett-Henry, a resident of the Virgin Islands, has moved a call for the establishment of a Homeowners Commission mainly to aid in devising a strategy to crack down on the alleged large number of tenants defaulting on the payment of rent and other related bills.

October 3rd, 2013
UPDATE: Guy Hill in! Appointed Acting Chief Immigration Officer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Mr Guy Hill has been appointed Chief Immigration Officer (Ag.), bringing calm to the hot debate that had arisen amid reports that others were being considered for the top post following the pre-retirement leave of Mr Dennis Jennings after more than 36 years of service.

June 5th, 2013
Several persons found working illegally in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Word reaching Virgin Islands News Online is that random checks by Immigration Department has resulted in a number of persons found to be working illegally in the Territory.

October 14th, 2012
17 persons ordered deported from VI in 2010

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In 2010 some seventeen (17) persons were ordered deported from the Virgin Islands (VI), according to the Immigration Department 2010 annual report. This report was laid on the table of the House of Assembly at the third sitting of the second session of the second House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands on October 9, 2012 by Minister for Immigration and Premier Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith.

August 22nd, 2012
Report: Immigration staffing matters of serious concern

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In the 2011 Annual Report from the Immigration Department laid before the House of Assembly on July 24, 2012, it was revealed that staffing continues to be a matter of serious concern.

August 9th, 2012
Existing Challenges too much for Immigration staff

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As documented in the 2011 Annual Report for the Immigration Department of the Virgin Islands (VI), concerns raised by the territory’s Immigration Officers stated that existing challenges at the main port of entry are too much for Immigration staff to handle.

August 8th, 2012
Border Management System being underutilised

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Yet another questionable revelation has emerged from the 2011 annual report of the Immigration Department. The report, which was laid before the House of Assembly on July 24, 2012, revealed this time that the enTRex Border Management System (eBMS) is being completely underutilised by immigration officers, in large part due to varying deficiencies in the system.

November 23rd, 2011
Video link sought for witness in Walter Maduro case

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The trial for Immigration Officer Walter Maduro, who has been charged with breach of trust, is yet to commence as the Crown is yet to serve disclosure on the defense and it is also seeking to arrange for a testimony via video link for one of two witnesses, who are out of the jurisdiction.

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