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March 7th, 2019
“Our people must come first” – Premier Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance and Tourism Honourable, Andrew A. Fahie (R1), has announced a plethora of initiatives aimed at fulfilling his campaign promises of providing 1000 jobs for persons and to raise the economic standing of the Territory.

December 24th, 2018
Premier tells entrepreneurs to expand beyond borders

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, Vl - Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) is appealing to local entrepreneurs to expand beyond the borders of the Virgin Islands (VI).

December 21st, 2018
Entrepreneurs warned of ‘time management’ as Trade Expo opens

WICKHAM'S CAY, Tortola, VI – Small Business owners were reminded that 'time is precious,' as the Trade, Investment Promotion and Consumer Affairs Business Essentials Workshop and Small Business EXPO opened today, Friday, December 21, 2018, at the Moorings Marina Inn on Tortola.

December 18th, 2018
Trade Dept pushing “shop local” initiative for VI businesses

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Business owners are being encouraged to participate in an upcoming workshop and trade show being organised by the Department of Trade, Investment Promotion and Consumer Affairs to be held on Friday, December 21, 2018.

April 4th, 2017
Get rid of fear & ignorance – Mrs Karia J. Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Leveraging businesses through sustainability, innovation and financial accountability is the theme for Trade Entrepreneurial Week 2017 and Director of Trade and Promotional Investment Mrs Karia J. Christopher wants to see the true spirit of business awaken across the territory.

August 27th, 2016
Online stores will hurt economy; kill small businesses- John Samuel

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A clarion call has been made to local consumers, Government and the private sector to have a dialogue on the "very serious" issue of online stores like Amazon competing with local stores.

June 22nd, 2016
Minimum wage increase to $8.35 takes effect in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- As of yesterday, June 21, 2016, the minimum wage in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) rose from $7.25 to $8.35, thanks to a bill authored by Senator Jean Forde and signed into law by Governor Kenneth E. Mapp in March.

May 24th, 2016
Small businesses will be forced to close - Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Leader of the Opposition Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) has accused the National Democratic Party Government of causing small businesses to suffer cash flow shortage.

April 18th, 2016
Govt must spend tax $$ back on local businesses - Troy Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- President of Business of the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVICCHA) Troy Christopher has urged persons not to underestimate the level of employment that the small business sector brings to the territory.

March 9th, 2016
MWM Global Network to host business competition & forum

PURCELL, Tortola, VI – Local business consultancy MWM Business Network has announced its MWM Business Startup 2016 and Entrepreneurial Forum, which aims to promote persons with a passion and a gift in something that they believe could work as a business and set them apart from others.

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