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April 27th, 2018
‘Labour Dept needs kudos from all around’- Hon Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While many persons have been pointing their fingers at Labour Department for their alleged slothfulness in processing work permits, which have in turn resulted in long lines at Immigration Department, mainly due to persons having to frequently go to get more time to remain in the Territory while their work permits are processed, Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) believes Labour Department has been doing a great job.

April 9th, 2016
Canadian journalist didn't have work permit – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith said there is a requirement for a work permit for journalists visiting the territory on assignment and the Canadian journalist from The Star had not fulfilled this and hence was turned away.

March 6th, 2014
Donald E. de Castro protests non-compliance with labour code

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator Donald E. de Castro has decried the fact that even after changes in the legislation governing the Territory’s labour laws where it highlights that only employers can apply for permits, this has not been the case.

February 5th, 2014
Donald E. de Castro renews call for Workers’ Union executive body

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Acting President of the Virgin Islands Workers' Union (VIWU) Donald E. de Castro is appealing to members to come forward to reestablish their executive board on the verge of celebrating its 10th Anniversary of existence in the Virgin Islands (VI).

October 9th, 2013
Researching before revealing

By Alred C. Frett

When Voice of the People is Choice for the People: With persons meeting and asking me about the absence of my regular column I should be flattered but while I appreciate the fact that you have been reading them it is more important that you understand the message… This mission must not be just talk for the sake of talking but a factual supply of information for critical thinking on the way to making informed decisions.

June 8th, 2013
The suffering village, and the big bad wolf

By Dickson Igwe

This article asserts that politics in the Virgin Islands is an increasingly uncivil affair. It also highlights the lack of human compassion, and the shabby behavior, by some senior managers in the private sector.

December 11th, 2012
Public Service Terrorism...Part 2

By Alred 'AC' Frett

Who thinks our suffering is in accordance with the will of God??:

Wake up my People! – The World is in a state of unrest Locally and Internationally from Egypt to Tortola… Whenever Governments as makers of Laws become breakers of Laws, systems are corrupted and even Sheep resist Rods & Staves... There is a secret battle being waged against us so prepare your armor and steady your arms for Wolves in Sheep Clothing are out for the kill.

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.

February 8th, 2012
Expect no special treatment from Hon. Pickering!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “If you know somebody, who knows somebody, who knows somebody you were getting a work permit exemption…it was a big problem that I have faced as Minister, that is why I had to stop that,” revealed Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr. Kedrick Pickering at a labour meeting held last evening February 7, 2012 at the Abraham Leonard Community Centre in Carrot Bay.


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