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May 17th, 2015
‘We’ll make early childhood education a priority’ – Dr Karl Dawson

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Last evening May 16, 2015, Dr Karl Dawson, President of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College, officially launched his At Large candidacy under the Virgin Islands Party banner, giving a commitment to look at education policies surrounding early childhood education to set a foundation for a brighter future of the territory.

April 2nd, 2015
Hon Walwyn begs support for campaign promise @ job fair

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - ‎After campaigning on the promise that he was going to get jobs for youth of the Virgin Islands and winning the support of the youth population at the 2011 general elections, Minister for Education and Culture Myron V. Walwyn has failed to deliver on his major platform as unemployment among youth is up in the territory.

January 22nd, 2015
‘NDP fooled the youths about jobs’- Rajah A. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Youth leader, businessman and political activist Rajah A. Smith came out swinging at the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) in defense of the territory’s youth.

January 8th, 2015
10,000 work permits processed in 2013 while locals remain jobless- SFC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With unemployment in the Virgin Islands especially among the local youths at an all time high for the past three years, it was still made known that in 2013 alone some 10,000 work permit applications were processed by the National Democratic Party (NDP) government of the day.

September 27th, 2014
‘Unemployment rate in VG shocking!’ – Albert Wheatley

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – When Coordinator of Youth Employment Services (YES) Mr. Albert Wheatley came up with the idea of a Job Fair for youths of Virgin Gorda, neither he or the property owners had any idea that the rate of unemployment on the island was that extensive.

June 5th, 2014
ECB cuts interest rate to 0.15%

BBC NEWS

The European Central Bank (ECB) has lowered its benchmark interest rate to 0.15% from 0.25% in an effort to stimulate economic growth and avoid deflation in the eurozone.

April 19th, 2014
Serious crimes ahead for VI - Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Despite the perceived successes of initiatives such as the most recent job and career fair held in the East End/Long Look community, commentator Edmund G. Maduro remains unconvinced that the current system in place is doing enough to lessen unemployment among the Territory’s youths.

November 13th, 2013
Premier Smith flip-flops on 'robust economy' usage

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith is now shying away from using the word ‘robust’ in describing the state of the economy of the Virgin Islands (VI).

October 17th, 2013
UPDATE: Layoffs looming at FirstBank Tortola branch!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands News Online has been reliably informed by sources close to FirstBank (BVI) that the institution on Tortola has circulated a memo to its employees informing them of a pending cut in the workforce.

July 27th, 2013
Long Bay & airport development

By Dickson Igwe

An online story of July 25, 2013, described how a cabinet minister in the Virgin Islands stated that, "the government is now trying to find a cheaper way of funding the proposed expansion of the Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport. This was, "after various bids for development ranged from between 377-415 million US dollars."

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