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April 25th, 2019
'Immigration & Labour cannot be a runaway train'- Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Calling them vexing issues, Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has said the matters of controlling the workforce, blocking loopholes in the system, and ensuring better working conditions for Immigration and Labour Departments staff are among the high priorities for him to address.

April 12th, 2019
Too many complaints @ Immigration Dep’t - Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has announced some sweeping changes coming to the Virgin Islands (VI) Immigration Department following several complains over its operation.

July 17th, 2018
Immigration in need of $4 Million Border Management System

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands’ (VI) Immigration Department is in critical need of a Border Management System, which costs in excess of $4 million.

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.

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.

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