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July 15th, 2018
VIP confirms district candidates @ July 14, 2018 Congress meeting

TREASURE ISLE HOTEL, Tortola, VI- It was a quiet but productive night at the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Congress meeting that took place last evening, Saturday July 14, 2018 at the Treasure Isle Hotel on Tortola.

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.

November 22nd, 2016
We need clear Labour & Immigration policies- John Samuel

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Retired public servant and businessman, Mr John Samuel has blasted the Government on their issuing of work permits “to all and sundry”, lamenting that the policies in that regard needs to be revisited.

September 9th, 2016
Locals will not stand for abuse in the workplace- Radio show caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A caller to the radio programme Umoja, hosted by Cromwell Smith aka Edju Enka and businessman John Samuel, has rubbished talk that locals have poor work ethics and do not want to work, thus the reason why employers opt for expatriates instead.

August 29th, 2016
VI needs to realise value of its ‘natural resources’- Radio commentators

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Rejecting the popular saying that the Virgin Islands (VI) lack natural resources, talk show host Cromwell Smith aka Edju Enka and retired civil servant and businessman John Samuel believe that unless more Virgin Islands see the value of the territory’s ‘natural resources’ they will never reap the maximum benefits.

August 27th, 2016
Online stores will hurt economy; kill small businesses- John Samuel

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A clarion call has been made to local consumers, Government and the private sector to have a dialogue on the "very serious" issue of online stores like Amazon competing with local stores.

March 6th, 2012
Baboucar Sallah going out, John Samuel coming in

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Captain Baboucar Sallah, the Director of the Virgin Islands Shipping Registry is expected to retire from the public service, sources have told Virgin Islands News Online.



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