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October 20th, 2014
National database of buried infrastructure needed – Richard C. De Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Host of the Speak Your Mind television show Richard Courtney De Castro believes that there should be a national database accessible by Government departments so that there could be coordination when it comes to digging up the road to bury cables and carry out other tasks on public infrastructure.

October 17th, 2014
‘Speaking your mind a waste of time!’ – Talk show caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A caller to the Speak Your Mind television talk show last Saturday October 11, 2014 believes it is a waste of time to speak out in the Territory because of the lack of action on Government’s part with regards to complaints by the public and the perceived unfairness of the justice system.

October 15th, 2014
‘Cans, bottles should be returnable for cash’ – Richard C. De Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Television Talk Show Host Richard Courtney De Castro believes that there should be incentive programmes to encourage people to recover recyclable items such as bottles and cans with a view to help address the waste disposal problems in the Territory.

October 13th, 2014
‘People cannot live on $4 per hour!’ – Richard C. De Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Television talk show host Richard Courtney De Castro is again calling for the Government to address the minimum wage of the Territory, saying that while some employers pay above the minimum wage, some of them continue to pay it and people are finding it hard to survive on it.

January 29th, 2014
Would VI’s workforce drop with higher minimum wage?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One observer has expressed the opinion that any substantial increase of the Virgin Islands’ minimum wage would see a reduction in its labour force.

January 28th, 2014
VI’s Labour Department is asleep – Julio S. Henry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator, Julio Sam Henry, is of the view that the Labour Department is currently asleep given the challenges that persons are facing with regard to employer and employee relationships within the Territory.

November 4th, 2013
VI should ask C/bean countries to accept non-nationals – de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Talk show host, Richard Courtney de Castro felt there is a need for a removal of barriers in the local environment to encourage businesses to set up shop in the Virgin Islands (VI) and this may involve changes in its tax structure. He also felt the territory should encourage other Caribbean countries to accept nationals of other countries.

October 30th, 2013
VI’s child support laws very biased against men - Commentators

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Two commentators have joined the chorus against the territory’s child support laws, stating that the current laws are very biased against men in this regard.

October 7th, 2013
Hill urged to address alleged discrimination against C/bean visitors

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Talk Show host Julio Sam Henry has thrown out a challenge to the newly appointed Acting Chief Immigration Officer, Guy Hill, to address allegations of discrimination against Caribbean nationals coming to visit the Virgin Islands (VI).

September 3rd, 2013
Resident rubbishes Premier’s claims of little price difference in St. Thomas

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One resident has claimed that after doing the math following Premier Smith’s assertions that there is little difference between local prices and those in St Thomas, they have realised that this is not the case.


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