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September 7th, 2020
'Manage your money very, very wisely'- Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has issued a call to persons in the Territory to be cautious when spending money in this COVID-19 era.

August 27th, 2020
‘This is harsh, but you prefer a little increment & no job?’- Premier to civil servants

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “This is harsh, but I have to ask you: would you prefer a little increment and no job? Or to hold the increment and have your job and then when we get better, then you get the increments?”

August 20th, 2020
'You cannot judge a nation by one bad experience'- Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) said the work ethics of the people of the Virgin Islands should not be judged by one bad experience.

August 8th, 2020
Gov't cracking down on work permit holders who change jobs - Hon Fahie

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has hinted that his government will be cracking down on work permit holders who come to the territory for one job, however, change employment without notifying authorities.

July 15th, 2020
'Laid-off' expatriates can stay in VI up to 6 months- Hon Wheatley

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) said only terminated expatriate workers are being asked to leave the Territory at this time; however, those who are laid-off will fall in an entirely different category, subject to different labour policies.

July 10th, 2020
Work permit renewals dependent on SSB & NHI payments- Hon Wheatley

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - With the aim of addressing local workforce and job loss issues that have aroused out of the COVID-19 pandemic, Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has announced new requirements for work permit renewals in the Virgin Islands (VI).

February 12th, 2020
More business ventures & jobs coming- Allison Petrus aka ‘Allie’

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has stated publicly that it will be throwing its full support behind businessman Allison Petrus aka ‘Allie’ and family to encourage them in their endeavour to undertake more business ventures in the Territory and ultimately creating employment.

January 15th, 2020
Locals still snubbed for jobs after understudying expats - SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islanders are still not getting hired after understudying expats at local companies, even as legislation mandates the protection of locals employed in the Virgin Islands (VI) under that arrangement.

December 24th, 2019
'Underutilised' public servants may be rotated to other departments- SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With in excess of 2500 public officers currently employed in the Public Service, according to Director of Human Resources (DHR) Michelle Donovan-Stevens, the Government may be looking to rotate employees who are not being 'fully utilised' in the system.

November 11th, 2019
BVI Belonger bringing touchless car wash, gas station to Fish Bay

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI- A touchless drive-thru car wash as well as a gas station, are being constructed at Fish Bay, next to International Motors, on Tortola.

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