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April 4th, 2018
'Sunset Legislation to address post-hurricane policies'- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The public will remember that on March 1, 2018 Opposition Leader and First District Representative, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), grilled the Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), on the issue of expatriates being asked to leave the territory even though they have been given new job offers.

March 8th, 2018
Premier Smith words useless? Expats with job offers still must leave- Immigration Dept

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Confusion continues to loom over the Virgin Islands (VI) post hurricanes Immigration policies.

February 26th, 2018
Ex Commissioner Maynard slams Labour Dept; Blames them for immigration woes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former Labour Commissioner and Seventh District candidate with the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) in the 2015 General Elections, Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard made her position known on the current immigration controversy.

February 25th, 2018
Appointment system coming March 1 @ Immigration Dept

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Changes continue to be made at the Immigration Department in order to reduce the length of time persons spend doing business there. As of March 1, 2018, persons can now schedule appointments to receive services from the Immigration Department at their convenient time.

February 14th, 2018
Immigration Department rounding up relief workers on JvD

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- News reaching our newsroom is that relief workers on Jost van Dyke (JvD) are being told by Department of Immigration officers from the main island of Tortola that they have to cease all volunteer work because they do not have the proper documentation.

January 8th, 2018
Immigration Department to offer multi-year entry permit

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A multi-year entry permit will now be granted to eligible individuals effective immediately.

December 5th, 2017
UPDATE: ‘Generator ignited @ RJT Edifice’- Fire Chief McLean

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The fire that started at the RJT Edifice in Road Town, on the main island of Tortola, this morning, December 5, 2017, has been extinguished and the blaze did not catch on to the building itself, according to Chief Fire Officer, Zebalon A. McLean.

December 3rd, 2017
Is the Immigration Dept cruel & heartless after hurricanes Irma & Maria?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- There are growing concerns that the Virgin Islands’ Government, through the Immigration Department, is forcing work permit holders who lost their jobs only because of the killer storms Irma and Maria in September 2017 to still leave the Territory even after they found new employment.

November 22nd, 2017
Frustration high over long lines & 'short' working hours @ Immigration Dept

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Verbal abuses and near physical altercations are part of the experience while waiting for service at Immigration Department in Road Town, on the main island of Tortola.

March 30th, 2017
‘We must have a serious discussion on immigration’ – Acting CIO

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Speaking of the dire need to become up-to-speed with advanced technology to make Immigration Department more effective in the execution of duties, Acting Chief Immigration Officer Mrs Geraldine Ritter-Freeman said ‘Trumpism’ will have an impact on the Virgin Islands (UK) at some point.

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