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December 6th, 2017
Close to 200 jobless as Peter Island Resort closes indefinitely

PETER ISLAND, VI – “Last week we were told in a general staff meeting that we have to go home, close to 200 hundred of us. They are only keeping just a few to do certain things.”

June 1st, 2017
'We need leadership that loves its people'- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “All that we need is right here, but we need leadership that believes in its people. We need leadership that loves his people. You can’t lead people you don’t love. You can control and manipulate them but you can’t lead them. And what is needed in this country right now above all else is leadership and there is a deficit of leadership.”

April 3rd, 2017
Too many young men on the streets with nothing to do- Carl Dawson

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Proprietor of Lower Estate Superette Mr Carl Dawson has bemoaned the fact that too many young people, especially men, are walking the streets "without any thing to do."

February 4th, 2017
Open borders have created problems- Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- No, he is not suggesting the erection of a wall around the Virgin Islands as a border protection strategy like President of the United States of America Donald J. Trump, rather the strengthening of the territory’s laws pertaining to Customs, Immigration, and Labour and including the local man as part of the decision making process.

November 15th, 2016
Biras Creek Resort to reopen 'soon' – Hon O'Neal

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Representative for the Ninth District Dr The Hon Hubert O’Neal has announced that the legal troubles of Biras Creek Resort in Virgin Gorda are over and it will soon be back as a functioning resort.

November 25th, 2015
Employment dipped in 2012 & 2013 in VI; Were we misled?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In 2011 the National Democratic Party of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith was elected to office and in the two years that followed, 2012 and 2013, Premier Smith was talking up the Virgin Islands (VI) economy and claiming that it was “robust.” The statistics, however, proves that he was misleading the public.

October 24th, 2015
’Unemployment is for who don’t want to be employed’- Hospitality manager

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the debate continues about unemployment and job opportunities within the Virgin Islands, a manager in the hospitality industry thinks young people need to take whatever jobs are available until they get what they want.

October 6th, 2015
Dr Hubert O’Neal ‘heading to the streets’ to tackle youth issues

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “I think I am going to make it a plank in my representation to be a representative of the youths. That’s going to be my emphasis right there,” stated Representative for the Ninth District Dr The Honourable Hubert O’Neal.

August 19th, 2015
NLBC Kenya mission reaches out to jobless young men

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – When a 14-member team set out on the New Life Baptist Church’s (NLBC) mission to Nairobi, Kenya late July, 2015 they not only focused their attention on their special project of constructing a secondary school for the impoverished community but extended their arms in other ways that resulted in some unemployed men becoming more equipped with knowledge as to how to get themselves jobs.

May 17th, 2015
‘We’ll make early childhood education a priority’ – Dr Karl Dawson

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Last evening May 16, 2015, Dr Karl Dawson, President of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College, officially launched his At Large candidacy under the Virgin Islands Party banner, giving a commitment to look at education policies surrounding early childhood education to set a foundation for a brighter future of the territory.

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