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June 13th, 2019
Locals sidelined for jobs even after understudying expats - Hon Flax-Charles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) recently revealing that the Virgin Islands (VI) has processed thousands of work permits so far for 2019, concerns are being raised over the state of the job market for locals.

August 12th, 2018
Dr Smith Gov’t warned of need for Plan-B in upcoming ‘UK fight’

NEW YORK, NY, USA – The government of the Virgin Islands (VI) is being called on to urgently prepare contingency plans, in wake of the impending deadline for the implementation of ‘public registers’—a United Kingdom (UK) decision, that is believed, will have a crippling effect on the Territory’s Financial Services sector.

November 25th, 2016
Exploitation of expatriates exists on ‘small scale’ in VI- Talk show host

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Host of the Umoja show on 780 AM ZBVI, Cromwell Smith says the high influx of expatriate labour in the Virgin Islands (UK) has its positive, pointing out to the creation of wealth for the territory as a major one.

April 9th, 2015
De Castro slams Labour Minister for trade union comment

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Donald E. de Castro has slammed Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) for saying that he was happy there were are no labour unions in the Virgin Islands to represent the interest of the labour force and that this was a blessing for the territory.

March 5th, 2014
Publish immigration impact report urges Labour


Labour has called for the immediate publication of a government report about the impact of immigration on the UK economy following suggestions that it has been withheld by Downing Street.

August 30th, 2013
VI Labour & Immigration policy a mess! – Natalio Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The immigration and labour policies of the Virgin Islands are in dire need of a fix according to commentator Natalio Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru.

May 12th, 2013
Labour realities in the Virgin Islands

By Dickson Igwe

An online story of May 5, 2013, in the Virgin Islands, described the assertions of a local politician and cabinet minister who lamented at the many career challenges faced by Virgin Islanders who have qualified abroad and returned home.

February 28th, 2013
St Kitts: Labour will not get back into office with Douglas as Leader…says Harris

By SKNVibes

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – RECENTLY ousted Minister of Government Dr. Timothy Harris has declared with certainty that “the Labour Party, once led by Douglas, will not return to government again…”

September 14th, 2012
Develop other sectors to remedy imbalance – Umoja host Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - There is a lot going on in the Territory that we need to pay more attention to, Cromwell Smith suggested. Smith, who hosts the radio programme Umoja, made this statement on his show which was aired on September 13, 2012 on a local radio station.

March 13th, 2012
Tough decisions will have to be made – Labour Minister

ROAD TOWN Tortola, VI – “We are in a situation where our own people are using work permits to skirt the law...and tough decisions will have to be made soon,” revealed Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. Kedrick Pickering to Anegada residents at a labour meeting on March 5, 2012 at the Emile Dunlop Community Centre.


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