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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 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 20th, 2018
Ritter-Freeman ousted immediately; No waiting until March 2018

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Our senior National Democratic Party (NDP) sources called our newsroom a day after our article was published on February 16, 2018 about the pending departure of the Acting Chief Immigration Officer (CIO) Mrs Geraldine Ritter-Freeman from the post by the end of March 2018.

February 16th, 2018
Geraldine Ritter-Freeman Out! Ag CIO back to Premier’s Office by March

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Senior National Democratic Party (NDP) officials, who spoke to our newsroom, have confirmed that Acting Chief Immigration Officer Mrs Geraldine Ritter-Freeman will return to the Premier’s Office in her substantive post as Deputy Secretary by the end of March 2018.

August 22nd, 2016
UPDATE: It's official! Ritter-Freeman to act as CIO

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- This news site first and accurately reported on August 19, 2016 that Geraldine Ritter-Freeman was chosen above Deputy Chief Immigration Officer Guy M. Hill for the post of Acting Chief Immigration Officer.

July 31st, 2016
Zika virus infected Beenie Man allegedly denied Canadian Visa

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The many persons that flocked to Rita Francis Festiville in Road Town on July 29, 2016 could count themselves lucky to have seen the self-proclaimed King of the Dancehall, Beenie Man, live on stage.


May 23rd, 2016
Is Guy M. Hill being snubbed again for Chief Immigration Officer post?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Our newsroom’s senior National Democratic Party (NDP) sources have confirmed that Acting Chief Immigration Officer Mr Ian B. Penn is expected to return to study leave this fall 2016, pending final approval from the Public Service Commission (PSC).

May 11th, 2016
Illegal immigrants repatriated to Haiti - Ian B. Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Acting Chief Immigration Officer Ian B. Penn has confirmed that the illegal immigrants caught in the territory's waters on April 28, 2016 were on May 5, 2016 put on a flight to Haiti.

April 29th, 2016
Exclusive: Law on staying while changing jobs nothing new- Ian B. Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Acting Chief Immigration Officer Ian B. Penn said the recent amendment to the Immigration and Passport Act- Section 31 is meant to streamline and regularise the process whereby persons who change jobs will not have to leave the territory, provided they have been here at least five years.



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