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January 9th, 2018
I am tired: Are You?

Donald E. de Castro

We have now entered the year 2018 and I do hope and pray that the new year will be a productive, happy, peaceful and a year of pleasant experiences for all.

January 3rd, 2018
Local Germaine Scatliffe Out! Jamaican Ande Francis In! @ VI Technical School

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- It is no surprise that under the Education and Culture Minister, Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL), local professionals continue to be disenfranchised.

June 8th, 2017
‘I can’t accept that we couldn’t find a local Auditor General- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3), the former Leader of the Opposition, has spoken out about the treatment of locals when it comes to being employed in the Territory, specifically at top level positions.

May 30th, 2017
Yachting industry profitable but locals not benefiting- Hon Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- If there is but just one time that the Member of the Opposition, Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3), got almost the full backing of legislators on the other side of the aisle in the House of Assembly, it would have been yesterday May 29, 2017 when he raised grave concerns about locals being side-lined in the yachting industry.

April 20th, 2017
Hons Fahie & Christian speak up for VIslanders; Hire them!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Leader of the Opposition Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has spoken out about the treatment of locals when it comes to being hired in the Territory, as we build the Virgin Islands.

September 29th, 2016
Hon Fahie Blasts BVIHSA for snubbing locals for CEO position

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “Madam Speaker, our people cannot be taking second in their own country, it cannot be, they cannot be put second in their country, no,” said Opposition Member Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) as he made it clear that he has a problem with the selection of a Trinidadian above a local to take up the position of Chief Executive Officer of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA).

September 9th, 2016
Locals will not stand for abuse in the workplace- Radio show caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A caller to the radio programme Umoja, hosted by Cromwell Smith aka Edju Enka and businessman John Samuel, has rubbished talk that locals have poor work ethics and do not want to work, thus the reason why employers opt for expatriates instead.

September 8th, 2016
We cannot continue to overlook our people- Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Talk show host and college lecturer Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru has added his voice to the many who share the view that locals continue to be told they are not good enough to hold certain employment positions in their own country.

September 7th, 2016
'Shame on us'- Hon Julian Fraser RA on locals being snubbed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Opposition Leader and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party Hon Julian Fraser RA has said it is a shame that after so many developments that the territory has experienced and the training of many professionals over the years, locals are being side-lined for top posts in the territory.

September 6th, 2016
John I. Cline accuses local media of ‘corrupting things’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Board of Directors for the British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) Bishop John I. Cline has lashed out at the media, accusing them of “corrupting things.”



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