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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."

May 12th, 2013
Labour realities in the Virgin Islands

By Dickson Igwe

An online story of May 5, 2013, in the Virgin Islands, described the assertions of a local politician and cabinet minister who lamented at the many career challenges faced by Virgin Islanders who have qualified abroad and returned home.

April 13th, 2013
Hon. Christopher deeply concerned about youth unemployment

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Fifth District Representative Hon. Delores Christopher sat exclusively with Virgin Islands News Online recently and expressed a deep concern for the youth of the Virgin Islands and in particularly those she has direct responsibility for in her district.

March 27th, 2013
Draft Youth Policy is ‘living document’ – Youth Policy Committee Chair

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Youth Policy Committee appointed to submit a draft document for the National Youth Policy, Ms Drusilla F. Fahie, has described the draft policy document as a ‘living document’ that should have the ability to change with time in an effort to be truly representative of the Territory’s youth.

February 6th, 2013
Put our people first! Caller on Speak out BVI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “The change that we need here is not going to come from expanding the airport or expanding the cruise ship dock or getting big mega yacht marinas or high-end tourism, it’s going to come by embracing our people, to actually begin to put our people first, and not in any discriminatory way,” were the words of a caller on the Speak Out BVI show last evening, February 5, 2013.

January 8th, 2013
UPDATE: Youth Policy Committee pledges quality document

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The National Youth Policy Committee has pledged to produce a quality document that would aid the Government in making sound decisions on behalf of and inclusive of the Territory’s youth.

December 18th, 2012
VIslanders' minds not conditioned for certain jobs – Hon. Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Education and Culture Hon. Myron V. Walwyn believes that part of the Territory's unemployment problem, arises in his estimation, through a situation whereby Virgin Islanders are not mentally conditioned to do certain jobs; something which has resulted in the introduction of expatriates to the Territory to fill these roles.

May 14th, 2012
Virgin Islanders: Discriminated & Neglected in their homeland?


ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the unemployment rate among young Virgin Islanders a startling reality, many Virgin Islanders are of the strong view that there is consistent discrimination of them which is a major setback to securing jobs with the lack of enforcement of the Labour Code where Virgin Islanders should be the preferred employees and lack of initiative on Government’s part to offer adequate training to help qualify those who are not, to fill vacant posts.

January 31st, 2012
HOVENSA closure should be of much concern for VI- Hon. Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor John deJongh Jr announcing in December that by the end of January 2012, approximately 1,000 government employees would be dismissed with the HOVENSA oil refinery in St Croix, US Virgin Islands closing operations, 3rd District Representative and former Minister for Communications and Works Hon. Julian Fraser RA says the Virgin Islands should be very concerned.

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.


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