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August 19th, 2018
New procedure for processing Executive Work Permits

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands’ (VI) Labour Department, has announced that a new procedure to process ‘Executive Work Permits’ will take effect from Monday, September 3, 2018.

August 16th, 2018
Climate Change: A Contributor To Josiah’s Bay Fish Kill

JOSIAH'S BAY, Tortola, VI - Officials from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour continue to investigate the cause of a fish kill that occurred at Josiah’s Bay Pond, according to a press release issued by the Government Information Service (GIS) on August 14, 2018.

May 9th, 2016
Loans for fishermen 'being looked at'- Dr The Hon Kedrick D. Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) told a group of fishermen that the future for the territory is so bright that they may have to protect their eyes with “shades.”

November 10th, 2015
'Stop work order an option on illegal Gov't Brandywine Bay project’ – TCPD

BRANDYWINE BAY, Tortola, VI – Government, through the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour, continues to push a $300,000 beach development project at Brandywine Bay without the authorisation of the Town and Country Planning Department.

June 5th, 2014
UPDATE: No decision yet on Henry O. Creque - Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - On the issue of the removal of the Deputy General Manager of the BVIEC Mr Henry O. Creque, Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool told this news site that no concrete decision has been made as to exactly where they will be putting him.

May 6th, 2014
Joseph Smith-Abbott out of NPT; takes up new Ministry Post!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Word just reaching our newsroom is that after over 15 years at the helm of the National Parks Trust (NPT) Mr. Joseph Smith-Abbott has given up the post.

August 23rd, 2013
Still no Labour Tribunal!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Back in May, 2013 Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering had announced with confidence that by June, 2013 the National Democratic Party (NDP) government would have been able to adhere to the law of having the Arbitral Tribunal in place to handle labour disputes. However, months later this has not become a reality.

June 13th, 2013
Scrub Island workers want Commission of Enquiry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A fresh set of employees of Scrub Island Resort have come forward to Virgin Islands News Online with allegations of unfair treatment by the management of the entity.

April 26th, 2013
UPDATE: ‘I had enough!’ Edmund Maduro walks out on farmers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Even with his consultancy contract with Government still not finalised, outspoken and controversial talk show host Edmund Maduro has called it quits as according to him, the disunity and “ignorance” of local farmers have finally ploughed through his skin.

October 29th, 2012
No timeline set for use of greenhouses - Brathwaite

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chief Agricultural Officer (CAO) Bevin Brathwaite has revealed that there was no timeline in place for the activation of the greenhouses located at Paraquita Bay.


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