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January 8th, 2018
VI immigration laws unreasonable/unjust to expats - Magistrate Richard G. Rowe

ROAD TOWN Tortola VI - An age-old concern has had its most visible effect on hundreds of expatriates who worked in the British Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands (VI) and a prominent attorney at law and substitute magistrate, Jamaican Richard G. Rowe, has no problem calling a spade a spade.

July 6th, 2016
More pleasure boats seized by HM Customs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Her Majesty’s Customs, under the leadership of Commissioner Wade Smith, has continued its crack-down on boats entering the Virgin Islands (VI) without clearing Customs or Immigration.

June 21st, 2016
Charter company fined $95K for Customs & Immigration breaches- Wade Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Resulting from a strategic operation executed jointly by Her Majesty’s Customs and the Department of Immigration, a charter company was fine $95,000, having been found defaulting as it related to its compliances for operating charters in the territory.

December 23rd, 2014
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Lawbreaking expats will be deported!’ – Ian B. Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – New acting Chief Immigration Officer (CIO ag) Mr Ian B. Penn said that while he is working to change the negative perceptions of the Immigration Department and to ensure that there is better customer service, he remains steadfast on dealing with foreigners who run afoul of the law and are deemed unfit to remain in the Virgin Islands (VI).

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