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April 26th, 2018
Guy M. Hill & Wendell M. Gaskin retired; 2 outspoken civil servants

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While it might be harder in the Territory to get elected officials to retire, civil servants continue to retire yearly.

November 14th, 2017
Dr Smith flip-flops on public servants’ layoffs in answer to HoA question!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was our newsroom that first and accurately reported on October 20, 2017 that the ruling National Democratic Party of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) was discussing reducing the civil service.

October 30th, 2017
'Leadership will have to take a pay cut too' - Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It may not make much of a "dent" on Government expenditure but Leader of the Opposition Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) believes if there is any move to cut civil servants pay, Cabinet Ministers should take a pay cut too.

October 20th, 2017
Layoff or cut civil servants' salaries?- NDP Gov't debates

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- For months and ever since the 2011 general elections, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL) was claiming that the economy was 'robust' and that it was not his government’s reckless spending that had left the country broke.

October 16th, 2017
Confusion over gov't salary pay! 2 statutory bodies struggle to pay

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- First it was Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) who assured civil servants about two weeks ago that their September 30, 2017 wages, which were delayed, will be paid.

October 9th, 2017
No money? Civil servants payment further delayed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While there are reports of Government being unable to pay civil servants due to the treasury being broke even before Hurricane Irma struck the Virgin Islands on September 6, 2017; the National Democratic Party Government of Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL) is blaming its "server system" for yet another delay in payments.

June 28th, 2017
Poor working conditions force another Gov't Dept to close

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Calls flooded our newsroom today June 28, 2017 as yet another Government Department was forced to close their doors, for the day at least, due to poor working environment.

June 26th, 2017
Shame! Shame! High Court Registry staff working under a tent

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Civil servants who are employees of the High Court Registry working to support the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration, which is the government of the day, have been assigned to working outside under a tent in the middle of Road Town.

June 7th, 2017
The plot thickens! Financial Secretary to be stripped of powers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The House of Assembly (HoA) seems to be busy this year with meetings. It will convene again on Tuesday June 13, 2017 in a new session.

February 22nd, 2017
USVI Gov Mapp wants to shut down gov’t for 1 day every 2 weeks

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp at a press conference held at Government House today, February 22, 2017 revealed that his administration has been considering shutting government operations down one day every two weeks until September 30, 2017 to help keep the government afloat.



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