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May 9th, 2012
Landowners to get $$$ for Brandywine Bay beach development!

EAST END/LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – Government through the Ministry for Natural Resources and Labour is on the verge of “cutting cheques” to compensate landowners, who will have to give up their land, for the major overhaul of Brandywine Bay beach.

April 7th, 2012
Hon. Vanterpool: Gov't is too big…needed to reduce size!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Appearing before the 2012 Standing Finance Committee (SFC), Attorney General Christopher Malcolm Phd., on behalf of Ray Harris, Chairman of the Law Reform Commission, was grilled about the status of the Law Reform Commission and whether it was still needed.

April 2nd, 2012
Are airport taxes going to increase?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A decision will be taken on increasing passengers and airport taxes when Government is in possession of all relevant information pertaining to the expansion of the Territory’s main airport at Beef Island.

March 30th, 2012
Hon. Pickering: Nothing will be done to destroy Trellis Bay!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The environmental impact to Trellis Bay in correlation to the planned Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport development is being looked at with a fine tooth comb, and according to the Natural Resources Minister Dr. Kedrick Pickering, nothing will be done to destroy the area.

March 30th, 2012
VI Gov’t not looking for mass tourism!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Government of the Virgin Islands is not pushing for mass tourism as it maps out the future of the tourism product, instead it will be focusing on “low impact, high output” declared Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. Kedrick Pickering at a town hall meeting to discuss the airport expansion last evening, March 29, 2012 at the Sir. Rupert Briercliffe Hall.

March 28th, 2012
Airport expansion is not an ego trip – Hon. Pickering

EAST END, Tortola, VI – The reaction to the expansion of the Territory’s main airport was mixed at a town hall meeting held last evening, March 27, 2012 at the East End/Long Look Community centre but Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr. Kedrick Pickering assured residents that the project is not an ego boosting one.

March 22nd, 2012
Hon. Pickering: The days of Petty Contracts for this & that are over!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour and the 7th district representative Dr. the Honourable Kedrick Pickering told the House of Assembly (HOA) today in the 2012 budget debate today March 22, that the days when people could have gotten petty contracts in "this and that" were over as the government does not have money to spend like that.

March 13th, 2012
Tough decisions will have to be made – Labour Minister

ROAD TOWN Tortola, VI – “We are in a situation where our own people are using work permits to skirt the law...and tough decisions will have to be made soon,” revealed Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. Kedrick Pickering to Anegada residents at a labour meeting on March 5, 2012 at the Emile Dunlop Community Centre.

March 10th, 2012
Labour Minister: A work permit is not automatic!

SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI – One of the misguided notions of many is that when they apply for work permits they will automatically be issued one, announced Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr. Kedrick Pickering at the last leg of Labour meetings that concluded on Anegada on Monday, March 5, 2012.

February 29th, 2012
Gov’t asked to consider “return to VI” drive!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Government should institute an initiative that would lure qualified Virgin Islanders to return home and take up some of the positions now offered to expatriates, opined a resident at a labour meeting held on Monday, February 27, 2012 at the Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall.

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