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February 28th, 2012
Non nationals staying in VI between jobs are disrespectful, says resident

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Non-nationals who switch from job to job without leaving the Territory for a period of time, as stipulated by law, are being disrespectful and are enabled by the weak policies of Immigration and Labour Department.

February 25th, 2012
Local heroes honoured as part of Black History Month

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- What started out as a Social Studies class project turned out into a grand, memorable and highly informative affair at the Ebenezer Thomas Primary School yesterday February 24, 2012 as Class Five students paid tribute to a number of their local heroes as part of Black History Month.

February 23rd, 2012
VI neck deep in waste crisis- Hon. Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr. Kedrick Pickering believes the management of solid waste is one of the most important issues affecting the environment of the Virgin Islands.

February 16th, 2012
VI in jeopardy if Cuba opens up – Hon. Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Major resorts and hotels in the Virgin Islands could be in jeopardy, which in turn could harm the labour force, if Cuba opens up to the rest of the world announced Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr. Kedrick Pickering at a February 8, 2012 labour meeting on Virgin Gorda (VG).

February 11th, 2012
VI can market home grown products – Minister

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – “The Virgin Islands have a thriving tourism industry, and I am sure that we will recognise that this provides for us a ready market for home grown agricultural products...we have many opportunities that we can access and we need to exploit these opportunities,” declared Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. Kedrick Pickering at the opening of Farmers’ Week at Paraquita Bay on Friday February 10, 2012.

February 10th, 2012
Hold on to your pay stubs, Hon. Pickering advises

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Employees are advised to hold on to their pay stubs as “evidence” when applying for Social Security benefits, just in case their employers fail to pay Social Security.

February 8th, 2012
Financial Services & yachting industry crafty in hiring tactics – residents hear

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Some employers use underhand tactics to bring in foreign staff under the guise that they are working in minimal jobs when in fact the individuals are highly qualified.

February 8th, 2012
Expect no special treatment from Hon. Pickering!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “If you know somebody, who knows somebody, who knows somebody you were getting a work permit exemption…it was a big problem that I have faced as Minister, that is why I had to stop that,” revealed Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr. Kedrick Pickering at a labour meeting held last evening February 7, 2012 at the Abraham Leonard Community Centre in Carrot Bay.

February 7th, 2012
Governor signs instruments assigning Ministers’ responsibilities

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - His Excellency the Governor, Boyd McCleary, CMG, CMO has signed instruments assigning the responsibilities of Government Ministers following the 2011 General Election.

January 26th, 2012
Issuance of new work permits never stopped says official

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Despite concerns by some applicants that the issuance of new work permits had come to a grind by the Labour Department, an official in the Ministry for Natural Resources and Labour, has assured this news agency that the process has not stopped.


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