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September 24th, 2020
‘Lack of salary information’ hindering COVID-19 benefits to some – Hon Wheatley

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has called out employers for continually deducting contributions from their employee salary, yet, not paying it over to the respective boards.

July 22nd, 2020
Requirements for work permit renewals relaxed - Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has announced that strict requirements for work permit renewals in the COVID-19 era will be relaxed as a result of a number of concerns.

July 14th, 2020
Expelled foreigners will be able to regain VI employment - Hon Wheatley

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Expats who return to their homeland due to unemployment that came as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Virgin Islands (VI), will get an opportunity to be rehired once the pandemic period subsides and their old job is available.

July 4th, 2020
NHI has potential to bankrupt the territory- Premier Fahie

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has echoed concerns raised by Minister for Labour, Immigration and Natural Resources, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) that the National Health Insurance (NHI), if not reviewed, has the potential to bankrupt the territory.

January 27th, 2020
'Hard decisions' have to be made on NHI - Hon Carvin Malone

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- The National Health Insurance (NHI), controversially implemented by the previous National Democratic Party (NDP) administration in 2016, is on the brink of a serious overhaul, as the subject Minister has hinted a “war” on the policy.

March 5th, 2019
Employers must notify NHI when terminating staff

Road Town, Tortola, VI – The National Health Insurance of the Virgin Islands (NHI) is advising all employers to notify NHI of the termination of an employee within seven (7) days.

January 10th, 2019
Hon Ronnie W. Skelton admits, mistakes but won’t be led by another

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM), Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), believes even though many believe he was too tight with the Territory’s finances and has made mistakes, he is still the best person to lead the Virgin Islands (VI) into the future.

June 19th, 2018
NHI spends more than it earns

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The National Democratic Party (NDP) under Premier, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), in January 2016, introduced a National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme, aimed in part, at providing increased and equitable access to medical services for those in the Territory, but its less than anticipated returns has now seen the government agency actively reconsidering paying for some of its services offered.

February 2nd, 2017
What is Gov’t doing with NHI money? - Resident asks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "What is Government doing with NHI money?" This a question a resident of the Virgin Islands (UK) said needs to be answered by the management of the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme or the responsible Minister, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL).

May 26th, 2016
Cedar School blames NHI for fees increase

KINGSTON, Tortola, VI - The Cedar International School has upped its tuition fees and has said that the implementation of the National Health Insurance (NHI) was key in making this decision.

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