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December 15th, 2013
UPDATE: Duo to face fraud charges in January 2014

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Brian Penn and Harinder Stephens-Penn are expected to face the Magistrate's Court again on January 7, 2014 for alleged fraud related charges.

November 17th, 2013
Social Security Board takes win in ‘Battle of the Corps’ challenge

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the date for the final draws closer, the competition in the UMI Fashion’s 'Battle of the Corps' has been picking up pace and the crowd is getting larger as evident in round three held on Friday November 15, 2013. BVI Social Security Board (BVISSB) trumped Banco Popular to take the win.

October 22nd, 2013
Small businesses cry foul over clampdown on Social Security defaulters

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “I find it repulsive that the government owes me lots of money and are threatening to take me to court for a little dime I owe them. Pay me and I pay you, is simple like that,” a Road Town businessman told Virgin Islands News Online in light of a clampdown on small businesses defaulting on Social Security payments.

August 11th, 2013
Premier’s Office stripped itself of many subjects- 2012 Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- According to the 2012 Annual Report from the Premier’s Office, some five subjects have been removed from the Premier’s Office (PO) and placed within different Ministries of Government.

July 26th, 2013
UPDATE: Get rid of ‘Governor in Council’– R.T. O’Neal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Looking through the ordinance, Leader of the Opposition, Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE has stressed it is time the term ‘Governor in Council’ be removed from the Ordinance of the Virgin Islands.

October 1st, 2012
SSB hosts kids Health Fair for Enid Scatliffe Pre-Primary School

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On Wednesday, September 26, 2012, the Social Security Board (SSB) hosted a Kids Health Fair for its adoptees, the students of the Enid Scatliffe Pre-Primary School.

July 9th, 2012
Hon. Vanterpool: SSB money is for the pensioners

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “Just because we might have the Social Security Board money down here that does not belong to us, that belongs to the pensioners,” declared Minister for Communications and Works, Mark Vanterpool at the recent House of Assembly Sitting during his debate on the motion to review the Protocols for Effective Financial Management that was signed between the Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

March 20th, 2012
Govt to increase civil servants’ retirement age to 65!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Government will be seeking to increase the retirement age of civil servants to another five years in order to synchronize it with the Social Security retirement benefit system, which begins at 65.

February 6th, 2012
Social Security Board returns to Ministry of Health & Social Development

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In the on-going reshuffling in the various Government departments by the Dr. D. Orlando Smith Administration, the Social Security Board has been moved from the responsibility of the Premier’s Office to the Ministry of Health and Social Development.

October 15th, 2011
Linked in pink!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The staff and management of the Social Security Board “Linked in Pink” with the BVI Cancer Society during the Cancer Society’s membership awareness drive held at the Joshua Smith building on Friday October, 14, 2011.

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