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August 30th, 2018
1 year later EE/LL still without Clinic, Fire station

EAST END, Tortola, VI – With the Territory days away from observing the one-year anniversary of the catastrophe, caused by Hurricane Irma, residents of the East End, Long Look (EE/LL) Community on Tortola, continue to bemoan the lack of access to health care services and a working fire station.

June 28th, 2018
Deputy Premier pays tribute to Alma Mater during graduation for UWI’s BVI Chapter

CAVE HILL, Anguilla - University of the West Indies (UWI) Alumnus and Deputy Premier, of the Virgin Islands, Honourable, Dr Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), was the Keynote Speaker at the University’s Open Campus, British Virgin Islands (BVI) Chapter’s, Graduate Recognition and Certificate Presentation Ceremony on Thursday, June 21, 2018.

June 3rd, 2018
Tales from Tortola Pt VI

Thomas C. Famous

The following was a speech delivered in the House of Assembly (HoA) in Bermuda, on Friday, June 1, 2018.

November 13th, 2014
LAT has the final say – Mr Paul B. Dennis, QC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “You are correct that under the Labour Code the decisions of the Arbitration Tribunal are final,” acknowledged Chairman of newly formed Labour Arbitration Tribunal (LAT) Mr Paul B. Dennis, QC as he responded to questions from reporters on Tuesday November 11, 2014.

November 12th, 2014
3 cases ready for LAT – Deputy Premier Kedrick D. Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the Labour Arbitration Tribunal (LAT) ready to face the long awaited task of presiding over labour issues Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) said that there are only three cases on his desk to be handed to the LAT chairman.

November 11th, 2014
‘De rich run things @ NS’ – Boat Operator

NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI – “Is the billionaires that run things up here. We the small man got to suck salt and are being treated like rags in we own country,” alleged a boat operator who plies the North Sound area in Virgin Gorda.

March 13th, 2014
‘Governor cannot stop legislation’ – Dr Kedrick D. Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering is of the view that His Excellency Governor William Boyd McCleary cannot arbitrarily refuse to assent to legislation passed in the House of Assembly and noted it is standard procedure for the Governor to sign the bills into law.

January 3rd, 2014
Janice I.F Rymer in! Oleanvine Maynard out!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Word just reaching Virgin Islands News Online from our many sources within the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) is that Janice I. F. Rymer was last month confirmed to the post of Labour Commissioner.

April 24th, 2013
Revamped fishing complex to store fish for up to one year

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr the Hon. Kedrick D. Pickering has touted the new improvements of the BVI Fishing Complex as a ‘Quality and Excellence’ experience.

March 2nd, 2013
Local fishermen urged to preserve environment

PURCELL ESTATE, Tortola, VI - A phase that by now has become a favourite of Dr. the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering might be like a recurring decimal in the ears of persons assembled at various forums that he addresses.





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