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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."

January 11th, 2013
Little Dix Bay workers disgruntled over retirement issues

LITTLE DIX BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI - A large number of workers of Rosewood Little Dix Bay Resort walked out of two recent meetings called by their senior Manager as very unhappy employees when they were told of new arrangements, which reportedly would see them not going home with nothing but pension after they would have retired from the company.

January 9th, 2013
ARE YOU CRAZY?? - Kings & Queens do not give up their thrones!

By Alred 'AC' Frett

When False Tales turn Jackals into Jacka$$e$:

Persons claiming to be in the know have told me that the Big Ones have been listening to what I have been saying and things will be corrected very soon so I should ease off the B&F Building’s Case and the mishandlings within the Labour Department especially since the Judge’s decision regarding the High Court's Judicial Review should be delivered this month.

December 18th, 2012
Labour Dept. must be first place where jobs are advertised- Hon. Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr the Honourable Kedrick Pickering has announced the established of an Employment Unit within the Labour Department and added that the Department is now working on a policy where it must be the first place where jobs are advertised.

December 11th, 2012
Public Service Terrorism...Part 2

By Alred 'AC' Frett

Who thinks our suffering is in accordance with the will of God??:

Wake up my People! – The World is in a state of unrest Locally and Internationally from Egypt to Tortola… Whenever Governments as makers of Laws become breakers of Laws, systems are corrupted and even Sheep resist Rods & Staves... There is a secret battle being waged against us so prepare your armor and steady your arms for Wolves in Sheep Clothing are out for the kill.

November 7th, 2012
Local Trust company lays off 15 workers!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former laid off employees of the local Trust Company TMF have told Virgin Islands News Online that some 15 of them were laid off from their jobs from July of this year up to November 2, 2012.

October 22nd, 2012
Immigration Dept. processed 2314 visitors’ extension in 2010 alone!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While many countries around the world have been complaining about a severe financial downturn, a recession, and lack of jobs, it appears not to be the case in the Virgin Islands.

September 10th, 2012
REPORT: Labour Department accused of bias & lack of response!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In a report addressing a complaint against the Labour Department which was submitted over a year ago, Complaints Commissioner Elton Georges has stated that the system clearly is not working within Government to cause pressure to be brought on an offending Ministry or Department to address wrongs that are identified.

July 17th, 2012
Businesses to submit vacancies to Labour Dept!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – An employment unit within the Labour Department is currently operational and soon businesses will be asked to inform the department of their vacancies.

July 10th, 2012
239 work permit exemptions given out in 2011- Labour Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After learning through the Labour Department 2011 Annual Report laid before the Virgin Islands House of Assembly that some 6,772 work permits were renewed and another 1,129 new work permits were issued, here is another number that you should keep in mind.

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