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January 26th, 2012
Hon. Pickering's speaks at the 10th OCT-EU Forum in Brussels

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Deputy Premier Dr. Kedrick Pickering is currently in Brussels, Belgium where he is delivered an address at the 10th OCT-EU Forum on January 24, 2012.

January 23rd, 2012
Labour Dept. to aggressively assist unemployed VIslanders

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In an effort to minimise the unemployment of Virgin Islanders, the Labour Department will soon have a section in place that will deal solely with that issue, announced Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr. Kedrick Pickering on January 19, 2012 at the East End/Long Look Community Centre where a community meeting to discuss labour matters was held.

January 21st, 2012
Premier and Deputy represent VI at regional and int’l forums

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE and Deputy Premier and Minister of Natural Resources and Labour Dr. the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering are leading delegations to regional and international forums in the Caribbean and Europe this week.

January 20th, 2012
Hon. Pickering takes responsibility for Maynard’s removal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Too many complaints were pointing in the direction of the now former Labour Commissioner Oleavine Maynard which prompted the Minister for Natural Resources and Labour to have her replaced.

January 19th, 2012
Political affiliation plays no role in job appointments- Deputy Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Deputy Premier and Minister of Natural Resources and Labour Dr. Kedrick Pickering says Government has not been appointing anyone based on political affiliations and vows to fight against any such attempts.

January 17th, 2012
VIslanders not wanting to work is a myth- Hon. Christian

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “There was a myth in the country that our people don’t want to work but some of the people I have seen come to my office when they look into my face and into my eyes I can see that they really desire to be employed in this country and it is something that makes me want to get up and do something”, were the words of Territorial At Large Representative Archibald Christian on NDP Radio, which was aired last evening Monday January 16, 2012.

January 10th, 2012
Opposition leader calls for constitutional changes, supports a Tourism Minister

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition Hon. Ralph T. O’Neal OBE and his then Government of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) administration had lobbied to have constitutional changes for a sixth ministry, and today he is calling for such changes and is pleased to see the current Government of the National Democratic Party (NDP) has taken up the idea of having a sixth minister - a Minister for Tourism.

December 29th, 2011
Purcell Community Centre could cost close to $1.9M

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The cost of the new Purcell Community Centre could cost as much as $1.9M declared Minister for Labour and Natural Resources Dr. Kedrick at the December 21, 2011 House of Assembly (HOA) sitting.

December 20th, 2011
Greenhouses to be developed next year

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When the greenhouses, located at Paraquita Bay, are developed in the New Year it would take between 20 to 24 individuals to man them, revealed Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. Kedrick Pickering at the December 19, 2011 Second House of Assembly sitting.

December 19th, 2011
Major shake-up in Labour Dept!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As first reported by Virgin Islands News Online, the Labour Department will have a new Commissioner.


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