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May 25th, 2021
Joint-Agency Task Force decided to hire barges, not gov't – Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While the Andrew A. Fahie-led government has received much praise on the regional and international scene for its foresight and handling of the pandemic, a prophet is 'without honour' in his own territory it seems, as fierce critics of the government- in order to create a picture of distrust and contention- have looked past the positive results of the surveillance platform and have falsely insinuated that the government was solely responsible for the hiring of the barges.

January 25th, 2021
USVI receives 2nd direct stimulus payments from US Treasury

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The [US] Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has received its portion of the stimulus funds to be issued to US Virgin Islanders as part of the second coronavirus relief package signed into law by former President Donald J. Trump late December 2020, revealed Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett.

August 27th, 2020
‘This is harsh, but you prefer a little increment & no job?’- Premier to civil servants

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “This is harsh, but I have to ask you: would you prefer a little increment and no job? Or to hold the increment and have your job and then when we get better, then you get the increments?”

July 23rd, 2020
Over $2.4M paid in underemployment, unemployment benefits so far– Hon Wheatley

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- More than 2 million dollars has already been paid to underemployed and unemployed residents of the Virgin Islands to date, Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration with responsibility for Social Security, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has said.

July 14th, 2020
The question of making COVID-19 an excuse for abuse

Alred C. Frett

Making Right wrong or Scapegoating Uncle Tom:

Sincere thanks and empathy to all those persons and businesses who are helping others even as they struggle and suffer through this Covid-19 pandemic and other disasters… We remain in this together and should be concerned about a potentially bad hurricane season so all I am doing is using our past, present and future to deal with issues with the hope of avoiding dangers.

July 3rd, 2020
Companies not paying NHI should 'stop taking it out pay cheques' - Hon Turnbull

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Calling for the National Health Insurance (NHI) programme, controversially implemented in 2016, to be funded properly for it to work for the people of the Virgin Islands (VI), Second District Representative and Opposition Member, Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull said some local companies continue to deduct monies from employees' salaries; however, they do not pay over the funds.

January 10th, 2020
Final 2016 increments to be paid by February month end!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Deputy Governor David D. Archer Jr has promised public officers that all remaining increments for 2016 will be paid in the next 49 days.

October 20th, 2019
‘67% of eligible officers have received 2016 increment’- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- More than half of the 2,163 eligible officers have received their 2016 increment payments and all payments for 2016 should be completed by the end of November 2019, Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has stated.

July 30th, 2019
Prospect Reef workers to be paid by end of August- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While a review of the organisational and operational structure of Prospect Reef Resort is currently being undertaken in order to determine a more economical way forward, the Government of the Virgin Islands has committed to paying in full monies owed to workers by the end of August 2019.

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.

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