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May 4th, 2020
No new, temporary or periodic permits until July 31, 2020 – Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- There will be no new, temporary or periodic work permits issued in the Virgin Islands until the end of July 2020, Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has announced.

April 17th, 2020
34 Customs & Immigration Officers sworn in as Auxiliary Officers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Royal Virgin Islands has launched a new joint task force with Her Majesty’s Customs and Immigration Department.

June 19th, 2019
Immigration Department invites persons to discuss status of applications

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Persons who have lodged applications at the Immigration Department can now discuss the status of these requests with officials from the department.

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.

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