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January 9th, 2018
Overseas linemen briefly down tools over 'late' payments

LONG BUSH, Tortola, VI- Word just in to our newsroom is that a number of linemen who came to the Virgin Islands to assist in the restoration of the electricity infrastructure following the destruction of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017, downed tools this morning, January 9, 2018 over late payments.

October 16th, 2017
Confusion over gov't salary pay! 2 statutory bodies struggle to pay

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- First it was Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) who assured civil servants about two weeks ago that their September 30, 2017 wages, which were delayed, will be paid.

October 11th, 2017
‘Don’t tell big people that went to school about server problem’- Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Do not tell big people that went to school that a server has stopped over three thousand public servants from being paid,” stated Opposition Leader Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) as he scoffed at the excuse by the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government that public servants’ payments have been delayed due to a server issue.

October 4th, 2017
Economy ‘bust’? Layoffs continue following Hurricane Irma

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- We all remember Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) claiming for years that the Virgin Islands’ economy was “robust.”

July 5th, 2017
Hon Walwyn blames Premier Smith for Festival payment issues

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Controversial Culture Minister, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL) is not shouldering all the blame for the continuing issues of long waits for festival vendors to be paid, as he has told reporters that Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) and his other ministers of Government are the ones to be blamed.

December 21st, 2016
No early Xmas payments for BVI Tourist Board staff

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- At least one government owned statutory body, the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board (BVITB), may not have a Merry Christmas 2016.

August 13th, 2014
UPDATE: Owed local artists begin receiving Festival 2014 payments

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A number of artists who performed at this year's Festival activities have confirmed with this news site that following the publication of their concerns via this news site they commenced receiving calls indicating that their cheques would have been ready by yesterday afternoon August 12, 2014.

September 16th, 2013
Untimely payments can deny residents care under NHI – Roy Barry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Persons whose employers fail to make payments under the National Health Insurance (NHI) within a timely manner could be denied treatment at health facilities.

February 15th, 2012
Heavy fines for employers not paying social security- Donald deCastro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Donald deCastro believes there is still a big problem with employers not paying their employees social security and that there should be some kind of serious action that the Social Security Board should be able to do legally, including imposing heavy fines on defaulters.

January 9th, 2012
Trade dept. processing trade licence payments on virgin gorda

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Department of Trade and Consumer Affairs is informing business owners on Virgin Gorda that members of staff will be stationed at the Vanterpool Administration Building to process trade licence payments throughout the month of January.



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