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December 18th, 2014
EXCLUSIVE: CIO Ag. Ian B. Penn to reform Imm. Dept.

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In his efforts to reform the Immigration Department, new acting Chief Immigration Officer (CIO) Mr Ian B. Penn said that it is vital that the Department becomes a place people would not shy away from and that his Officers make a good first impression on customers, given the important role it plays in tourism.

April 1st, 2014
Illegal Cubans on suicide watch at HMP - Source

BALSUM GHUT, Tortola, VI - The recently captured and detained Cubans are said to be on suicide watch at Her Majesty's Prison, Balsum Ghut following a visit by Immigration Officers yesterday March 31, 2014.

March 29th, 2013
JVD resident concerned about alleged absence of immigration officers

JOST VAN DYKE, VI - "What I know for a fact is that yesterday (March 28, 2013) there was absolutely no Immigration Officer at Jost Van Dyke." This was an emphatic statement made by Mr Gregory A. Callwood, a resident of the Sister Island of Jost Van Dyke.

April 6th, 2012
Concerns raised over treatment of visitors, residents by “some” Immigration Officers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The discourteous treatment of visitors and residents by certain immigration officers was a concern expressed by members of the Standing Finance Committee (SFC) with members calling for persons to be treated courteously when entering the Territory.

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