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March 2nd, 2018
'Why are expatriates being asked to leave?'- Hon Fahie to Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –“ If persons that are here are leaving because they have completed their task and they are looking work and then told that they don’t have work now based on how things went with Irma and they have been here for years and we know them. Why are we bringing in more than we put out to come to get work, isn’t something wrong with that formula?”

June 13th, 2017
‘Success doesn’t come by sitting & wishing’- C. Micheal Thomas

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "Success doesn’t come by sitting and wishing that it happens. It is something that you have to want for yourself. It's not an entitlement.” These are words of one of the largest employers in the Territory, Mr C. Micheal Thomas, Managing Director of Clarence Thomas Limited (CTL).

June 13th, 2017
Take ‘a serious look’ @ how work permits are issued- Hon Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –Sixth District Representative Honourable Alvera Maduro-Caines made a very firm representation in the Seventh Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly (HoA) on Tuesday June 6, 2017, calling on Government to “take a serious look at how work permits are being issued” in the Virgin Islands.

May 15th, 2017
'We want our jobs back' - sacked Little Dix Bay workers

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - A number of workers who were given marching orders when Rosewood Little Dix Hotel and Resort closed a year ago have indicated that they want to return to the company.

April 20th, 2017
Hons Fahie & Christian speak up for VIslanders; Hire them!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Leader of the Opposition Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has spoken out about the treatment of locals when it comes to being hired in the Territory, as we build the Virgin Islands.

December 30th, 2016
VI youth quitting jobs faster ‘than their spit reaches the ground’- EE Resident

EAST END, Tortola, VI - Amidst the long touted notion that employers fail to take locals for jobs, local entrepreneur Marilyn McGowan has challenged government to conduct a study of youths quitting jobs under a year.

December 2nd, 2016
Nanny Cay’s construction project moves ahead; New marina in use!

NANNY CAY, Tortola, VI- The over US$30 Million expansion project at Nanny Cay Hotel and Marina, one of Tortola’s premier facilities and boat yard, is continuing.

June 29th, 2016
Laid off YCCS staff still not paid as 'promised'

NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI – When Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) located in North Sound, Virgin Gorda sent their workers home on May 31, 2016, employees were of the understanding they would have been paid for the period they would be out of work.

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.

April 18th, 2016
Govt must spend tax $$ back on local businesses - Troy Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- President of Business of the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVICCHA) Troy Christopher has urged persons not to underestimate the level of employment that the small business sector brings to the territory.



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