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April 22nd, 2016
$1.5M needed to make Greenhouses operational- SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After the former Virgin Islands Party Government of Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE, along with his former Natural Resources and Labour Minister Omar W. Hodge [2007-2011], invested over Five Million dollars in the Greenhouses, the project is still incomplete almost 8 years later.

November 19th, 2015
New expat workers urged to 'try to assimilate to lessen the culture shock’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour together with the Labour Department today November 19, 2015 recommenced its orientation training for new work permit employees as a means of ensuring that these workers are fully knowledgeable of all that is required of them.

July 15th, 2014
‘We’re not giving up land or sea’ – Anegada Fishermen

SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI – Determined to put up a strong fight to secure their livelihood fishermen on Anegada have come together as a group to protest attempts by the Government which would see them ceasing fishing activities in certain locations.

January 23rd, 2014
UPDATE: EE/LL sewage woes dominate coral reef meeting

EAST END/LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – “We have had lots of talks about sewage in all the groups here tonight, issues of sewage seems to really be a big thing,” said Ms. Sarah Young, team leader of a group of marine and social scientists conducting research in the Virgin Islands (VI) from the Newcastle University, United Kingdom.

November 1st, 2013
VG Admin building occupants call for better working conditions

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Persons working in the Government Administration building on Virgin Gorda are crying out for better working conditions and interventions from the Government.

August 23rd, 2013
Still no Labour Tribunal!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Back in May, 2013 Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering had announced with confidence that by June, 2013 the National Democratic Party (NDP) government would have been able to adhere to the law of having the Arbitral Tribunal in place to handle labour disputes. However, months later this has not become a reality.

July 19th, 2013
UPDATE: Long Bay staff served letters offering voluntary resignation

LONG BAY, Tortola, VI – “At this point we would like to offer you the opportunity to voluntarily resign.” This is the first line under a heading “Voluntary Resignation and Severance Pay Programme” in a letter served to employees of Long Bay Resort today, July 19, 2013.

June 13th, 2013
Scrub Island workers want Commission of Enquiry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A fresh set of employees of Scrub Island Resort have come forward to Virgin Islands News Online with allegations of unfair treatment by the management of the entity.

June 4th, 2013
Update: Approx. 16 workers sacked by CCT

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As morning breaks, word reaching Virgin Islands News Online is that up to 16 employees of CCT Global Communications have reportedly received termination letters on the basis of redundancy. Their termination date is based on their years of service.

May 24th, 2013
UPDATE: Labour PS to Scrub Island employees - make formal complaint

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour Mr Ronald F. Smith-Berkeley is appealing to the Scrub Island Resort workers who came forward to Virgin Islands News Online with allegations of mistreatment to make a formal report to his Ministry.



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