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July 22nd, 2019
Tweaked ‘Fast Track’ initiative resumes July 24, 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The controversial, 'Clear path to regularisation: Residency and Belonger Status Programme' aka the ‘Fast Track’ initiative let by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has been tweaked and is back on track for its Wednesday, July 24, 2019, relaunch.

June 27th, 2018
VI residents told to stop divisive ‘Indigenous/Belonger’ rhetoric

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islanders are being called on to rein in, the brewing divisive rhetoric over ‘perceived discrimination’ against first generation persons born in the Territory versus ‘Indigenous’ VIslanders and Belongers—including in the political sphere.

January 5th, 2018
Is Premier Smith heeding Omar W. Hodge’s warnings after the fact?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - When the now deceased long serving legislator and member of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Omar Wallace Hodge sounded one of his usual warnings to the Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) Administration to have non-VIslanders regularised or be hit by an “Earthquake”, did he foresee the devastation caused by the recent natural disasters or was it the obvious rift, as has been playing out on social media, that seems to be very strong between expatriates and locals?

August 30th, 2013
VI Labour & Immigration policy a mess! – Natalio Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The immigration and labour policies of the Virgin Islands are in dire need of a fix according to commentator Natalio Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru.

January 22nd, 2013
Rights and Privileges: A HUGE difference

by Donald E. de Castro “too old to be intimidated”

For years here in The Virgin Islands there is a continuous conversation by so many people in regards to children being born in this Territory by expatriate parents and about the length of time that so many expatriate have been here and cannot get Belongers Status. So while this conversation continues I will list a number of Rights & Privileges to add to this conversation.

July 8th, 2012
Belongers attempt to boycott VI's passport procedure - Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Among the many challenges faced by the Passport Office in the Virgin Islands, one significant challenge that was reported was the issue of Belongers boycotting the traditional system and trying to renew their passports.


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