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October 17th, 2017
SVG assisting its VI nationals with passport & education matters

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Representatives from St Vincent and Grenadines Department of Immigration and Department of Education are visiting the territory today October 17, 2017 to assist with the replacement of passports and to help children who were born in St Vincent in relocating to continue their education.

April 21st, 2017
‘Terrible indictment’ on children ‘born here’ of expats-Hon. Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A “terrible indictment” that needs to be addressed with a level of urgency is how Education and Culture Minister Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL) described the laws of the Virgin Islands (UK) pertaining to children of expats who were born in the territory becoming "stateless" if they do not get a passport from the country of origin of their parents.

February 4th, 2017
Open borders have created problems- Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- No, he is not suggesting the erection of a wall around the Virgin Islands as a border protection strategy like President of the United States of America Donald J. Trump, rather the strengthening of the territory’s laws pertaining to Customs, Immigration, and Labour and including the local man as part of the decision making process.

December 21st, 2014
Illegal immigrants detained off Norman Island

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Police, Immigration and Custom Officers early this morning December 21, 2014 detained 41 illegal migrants on Norman Island.

December 10th, 2014
UPDATE: Customs & Imm. did well @ Lobster Fest – Mr Rhodni A. Skelton

SETTING POINT, Anegada, VI – “We only had one boat that came up from the USVI and Customs and Immigrations did a great job of clearing them,” said Chairman of the Anegada Lobster Fest Mr Rhodni A. Skelton in giving a summary report of the events of on the island held two weekends ago to this news site.

June 16th, 2014
‎Several Haitian families held in VG for illegal entry

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - During the course of last week Police and Immigration Officers in the line of duty on Virgin Gorda stumbled upon over 25 Haitian nationals who were suspected to have entered the Territory illegally.

February 9th, 2014
Swiss immigration vote very close, early projections say

BBC

A Swiss referendum on whether to bring back strict immigration quotas is extremely tight, with first projections showing the vote split 50:50.

October 15th, 2013
VI customer service one of the poorest in Caribbean– Bishop Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Bishop John I. Cline of the New Life Baptist Church expressed the belief that attitudes such as arrogance and a false sense of pride will cripple Virgin Islanders and have already contributed negatively to the way customer service is viewed overall on a local level.

October 11th, 2013
‘Immigration out of order in this country!’- Bishop John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Bishop for the New Life Baptist Church John I. Cline said it is time strong measures be taken to stamp out the alleged unprofessional and rude behaviours that continue to plague the ports of entry in the Virgin Islands; namely at Sopher’s Hole, Road Town and Beef Island.

October 7th, 2013
Hill urged to address alleged discrimination against C/bean visitors

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Talk Show host Julio Sam Henry has thrown out a challenge to the newly appointed Acting Chief Immigration Officer, Guy Hill, to address allegations of discrimination against Caribbean nationals coming to visit the Virgin Islands (VI).



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