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February 27th, 2017
Civil Service increments not automatic; expatriate hiring up in service

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While civil servants continue to complain of being a year or two behind with government paying them their promised increments, the Director of the Government’s Human Resources Department Mrs Michelle Donovan-Stevens told the House of Assembly’s Standing Finance Committee that these payments “are not automatic.”

January 8th, 2017
Increments yet to be paid to civil servants! Broken promises

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government employees who work daily to keep the wheels of the bureaucracy moving and help to implement the ruling Administration's policies have been shafted yet again.

September 15th, 2016
Civil servants cry for justice; No increments paid for 2015!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The cry by the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP), talk show hosts, civil society, ordinary citizens, and the media that the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) raided the Treasury to win the 2015 snap election, leaving the country broke, is being heard again.

March 23rd, 2016
NDP Gov't promises to pay civil servants their full increments this year!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith announced during the opening day of the budget debates yesterday March 22, 2016 that Government will be paying full increments to public servants this year.

May 19th, 2015
‘NDP plans to cut civil service after elections’ – Hon Julian Fraser, RA

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – “To the civil service of this territory, all the people, the engine that keeps this machine running….word on the street is that your Premier (Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith) has entered into an agreement with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), which is the British Government, to cut the service,” so declared aspiring Premier on the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) slate Honourable Julian Fraser, RA.

May 13th, 2015
Increments were withheld to deal with 'other things’ – Premier Smith

CAPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith said last evening May 12, 2015 that Government had to withhold payment of increments because the National Democratic Party (NDP) needed the money to do "other things".

March 12th, 2015
Govt Ministers to face more Opposition questions today

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Fourth Sitting of the Fourth Session of the Second House of Assembly will commence at 10:00 AM this morning March 12, 2015 and on the agenda are a number of questions from the Opposition to Ministers, new legislation to be tabled and a few bills for second and third readings.

February 13th, 2015
VIP pressure forced Dr. Smith to pay increments to civil servants!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After three years of pressure, questions in the House of Assembly and speeches by Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Opposition members Hons Julian Fraser RA (R3) and Andrew A. Fahie (R1) over the unfair decision by the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government to withhold the hard earned increments of civil servants the Dr. Orlando Smith led NDP Administration have surrendered to the will of the Opposition and announced that they will pay the increments due to the officers.

March 18th, 2014
UPDATE: BVIHSA ‘Cost of Living raise’ an increment – Chairman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Chairman of the Board of Directors of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) Bishop John I. Cline in an exclusive interview recently with the Virgin Islands News Online said that the ‘Cost of living increase’ that employees of would be getting will be less than previously enjoyed increments.

April 9th, 2013
BVIHSA workers frustrated over years of no increments!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – "How much longer will we have to wait?" This is the question being posed by some employees within the Virgin Islands health sector as they claim they have been waiting for one year too many to be given increments.


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