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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 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.

July 10th, 2017
‘I was not born here’- Chief Immigration Officer Ritter-Freeman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Acting Chief Immigration Officer, Mrs Geraldine Ritter-Freeman dropped a bombshell this morning July 10, 2017 while appearing on the International Morning Ride Show with Paul A. Peart aka ‘Gadiethz’.

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.

September 14th, 2016
Immigration mum on status of illegal migrants detained

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The status of the 20 illegal immigrants detained near Virgin Gorda on September 8, 2016 is unknown and Immigration Department is tight-lipped.

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.

November 5th, 2014
UPDATE: Guy Hill Out! Ian B. Penn In! as new Immigration Boss

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was this news site that was the first to accurately report on October 17, 2014 that there were moves afoot to remove the Acting Chief Immigration Officer Mr. Guy Hill.

January 7th, 2014
Brodrick Penn In! Rosalie Adams out!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Word just reaching our news room from our sources within the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) is that Brodrick Penn, the current Deputy Secretary in the Premier’s Office, will be named acting Permanent Secretary within the coming days.

October 18th, 2012
UPDATE: Trade Dept head Lizette O. George now serving in BVI London Office

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As was firstly and accurately reported by Virgin Islands News Online since June 2012, the Director of Trade and Consumer Affairs, Lizette O. George has been seconded to the BVI London Office.

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