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January 17th, 2020
Cabinet meets; Trade Dept offers on-the-spot services on Anegada

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- The residents of the sister islands of Anegada and Jost van Dyke are finally having the dreaded “stepchild” tag removed, thanks to the unconventional initiatives of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government.

June 12th, 2019
Trade Dept has no power to shut down unlicenced businesses- SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was during Standing Finance Committee (SFC) in April 2019 that the Director for Trade, Investment Promotions and Consumer Affairs Mrs Karia J. Christopher told the SFC that it had become a dangerous practice in the last few years for the Trade Department to issue cease and desist letters to businesses operating in the territory with a trade licence.

April 30th, 2013
Concerns raised about ‘illegal’ trade licences

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – One resident has expressed concern about persons in the construction field who have been allegedly operating without trade licences.

January 5th, 2012
Trade Dept. aggressively working to resuscitate SBB

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Kevin Smith, the Business Development Liaison, is optimistic that the Small Business Bureau (SBB) will be in full swing by the end of the year and the Trade Department will provide top notch service to the community.

December 30th, 2011
Georges: Frequent complaints made against Trade & Labour Depts in 2011

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Delays in the issuance of trade licenses and the slow pace which the Labour Department handles complaints topped the list of over 100 grievances the Office of the Complaints Commissioner received in 2011.


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