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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.

January 28th, 2014
VI’s Labour Department is asleep – Julio S. Henry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator, Julio Sam Henry, is of the view that the Labour Department is currently asleep given the challenges that persons are facing with regard to employer and employee relationships within the Territory.

December 27th, 2013
Sacked ‘Yates’ workers allegedly get small vacation package for Xmas

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Some 40 odd workers who were allegedly given marching order by Yates Associates Construction Co. Ltd., said the company has given them monies due them for a vacation package following the intervention of the Labour Department.

December 12th, 2013
UPDATE: Sacked Yates workers heading to Labour Dept. today

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Determined to ensure that they get their deserved benefits after being sacked by Yates Associates Constructions Co. Ltd., a number of former employees say they are leading a delegation to the Labour Department today, Thursday December 12, 2013.

August 21st, 2013
UPDATE: Majority of Long Bay workers decline voluntary redundancy package

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The majority of employees at Long Bay Beach Resort have not opted for the Voluntary Redundancy Package offered by the entity, which closed certain operations on August 19, 2013 for the next two months.

June 21st, 2013
Fmr. CCT employees head to Labour Department

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – More headaches may have arisen for CCT Global Communications after several employees who were recently made redundant expressed dissatisfaction with the way their termination was being handled.

June 8th, 2013
The suffering village, and the big bad wolf

By Dickson Igwe

This article asserts that politics in the Virgin Islands is an increasingly uncivil affair. It also highlights the lack of human compassion, and the shabby behavior, by some senior managers in the private sector.

May 24th, 2013
UPDATE: Labour PS to Scrub Island employees - make formal complaint

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour Mr Ronald F. Smith-Berkeley is appealing to the Scrub Island Resort workers who came forward to Virgin Islands News Online with allegations of mistreatment to make a formal report to his Ministry.

May 3rd, 2013
Govt needs to understand need for human capital - Delma Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Over the last year Road Town Wholesale Trading Ltd. (RTW) has worked with the Employment Services Unit to find eager and ambitious Virgin Islanders to join the RTW family and underscores the importance of furnishing the Labour Department with job vacancies on a regular basis as it also leaves the door open to continuous dialogue about prospective employer needs.

May 2nd, 2013
Local attorney to take up Chairman of Labour Dispute Tribunal position

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "We have finally come to the point where one of our local Attorneys have agreed to do it for six months to help to clear the back log that we have in place and someone from the office in Trinidad is coming to the BVI in June I think it is to work with that person to give the necessary background and orientation in dealing with labour and labour disputes that we have in default."


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