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October 1st, 2018
Low-Flying Aircraft To Conduct Survey In Territory

Acting Director for the Virgin Islands Shipping Registry, Captain Raman Bala explained that LIDAR is a remote sensing method that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure distances to the Earth.

April 24th, 2018
'Surveys useful but not always accurate' - Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The public will remember when the Caribbean Development Research Service Inc. (CADRES) stirred up controversy when the company conducted a survey that explored the matter of leadership in the Virgin Islands (VI) among other political issues.

April 9th, 2018
Claude O. Skelton-Cline & Peter W. Wickham trade punches over Poll

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A war of words have erupted over a poll conducted in the Virgin Islands (VI) by the Barbados based firm Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES) owned and operated by Peter W. Wickham and local radio commentator and former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA), Claude O. Skelton-Cline.

December 30th, 2016
VI youth quitting jobs faster ‘than their spit reaches the ground’- EE Resident

EAST END, Tortola, VI - Amidst the long touted notion that employers fail to take locals for jobs, local entrepreneur Marilyn McGowan has challenged government to conduct a study of youths quitting jobs under a year.

November 13th, 2015
Did the business community dictate the new minimum wage of $6.00 per hour?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While many see the newly recommended minimum wage of $6.00 per hour up a mere $2.00 since 1999 as being better than where it was before, it appears according to the Minimum Wage Advisory Committee Report made public on November 2, 2015 that this was decided almost singlehandedly by the business community.

March 15th, 2015
How smart with $$ are you?!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Money Matters BVI is seeking to ensure that Virgin Islandsers are fully financially literate and for this reason they are embarking on a second financial literacy survey which commences in April 2015.

July 30th, 2013
UPDATE: Thoughts of suicide among VI youth alarming-Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The thought of committing suicide and actually attempting to do it among young people in the Virgin Islands are issues that ought to be of serious concern, according to the Youth Healthy and Sexuality report laid in the House of Assembly on July 25, 2013 by Minister for Health and Social Development Hon. Ronnie W. Skelton.



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