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January 15th, 2020
Locals still snubbed for jobs after understudying expats - SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islanders are still not getting hired after understudying expats at local companies, even as legislation mandates the protection of locals employed in the Virgin Islands (VI) under that arrangement.

December 13th, 2019
'I am Deputy Premier until Tuesday, Dec 17, 2019'- Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has shut down inaccurate media reports that he was appointed Deputy Premier indefinitely as reported by local tabloid BVI Platinum.

November 27th, 2019
Hon de Castro representing VI @ UK Flagship Seminar in London

LONDON, England, UK- Junior Minister for Tourism Honourable Sharie B. de Castro (AL) is representing the Government of the Virgin Islands at the 2019 Westminster Seminar on Effective Parliaments in the United Kingdom.

November 27th, 2019
Reassignment an 'opportunity' for Jr Ministers to build portfolios - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - With the reassignment of the Junior Minister portfolios causing some amount of public controversy, ZBVI 780am Honestly Speaking moderator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline says the reassignment now provides an opportunity for both ministers to expand their portfolios.

October 1st, 2019
Speaker Willock leads VI delegation @ Parliamentary Conference in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda - Speaker of the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Julian Willock led a Virgin Islands delegation to a Parliamentary Conference in Kampala, Uganda, on September 22 to 29, 2019.

May 16th, 2019
Hon de Castro discusses outsourcing business opportunities in Curacao

WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao – Hon Sharie B. Y. de Castro (AL), in her portfolio as Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development, during the period May 7-10, 2019 attended the ‘Outsource to the Caribbean Conference’ (OCC) in Curaçao where the VI is looking to capitalise on the outsourcing business sector.

March 14th, 2019
VIP, an unconventional Gov’t, governing in unconventional times—Hon Rymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Political newcomer to Virgin Islands' (VI), House of Assembly, (HoA), under the aegis of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), Minister of Transportation, Works and Utilities, Honourable Kye M. Rymer ( D5), in his inaugural address to members touched on the critical stage with which the Territory finds itself but noted, “we are an unconventional government, governing in unconventional times.”

March 12th, 2019
4th HoA gets down to business under VIP leadership

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Twelve Candidates elected to serve in the 4th House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands (VI) were today, March 12, 2019, ‘duly’ sworn-in at the First Sitting, under the recently elected Virgin Islands Party (VIP).

February 28th, 2019
Hon Fahie Gov't on track, moving with record speed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following reports of infighting over cabinet positions in the new Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) government, senior sources have dispelled the rumour as erroneous, calling it “false news”.

January 21st, 2019
VIP’s Kye M. Rymer refurbishes Huntums Ghut B/Ball Court

HUNTUMS GHUT, Tortola, VI - Many of the Virgin Islands’ (VI) most talented basketball players, emerge from Huntums Ghut.

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