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April 15th, 2021
Employers warned against evading NHI payments, underpaying staff

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Businesses in the Virgin Islands (VI) have been cautioned against involving in acts that evade National Health Insurance (NHI) payments in the Virgin Islands (VI) on behalf of their employees.

April 13th, 2021
‘I don’t gamble’ but industry will boost VI economy- Premier Fahie

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said his Government will welcome innovative ideas that will boost the tourism sector and economy, including gambling which has seen resistance from some religious groups.

April 7th, 2021
‘I will not allow anybody to force me’ to get vaccinated – Hon Flax-Charles

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Jr Minister for Trade and Economic Development, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) has revealed she is yet to take the COVID-19 vaccine, with heath reasons being a possible hold-up.

April 5th, 2021
'Urgent' need for more Gov’t visits to Sister Islands - Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Sister Islands of Anegada and Jost van Dyke can expect more visits from the Department of Labour and Workforce Development’s Labour Protection and Labour Relations units.

April 3rd, 2021
Hon Rymer rolls out new 5th District Directory App

HUNTUMS GHUT, Tortola, VI - Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities who also serves as Fifth District Representative in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) has rolled out a new 5th District Services App Directory, to serve businesses in the area.

April 3rd, 2021
The small business tool of governance

By Dickson C. Igwe

Only a strong social democracy; not a trickledown capitalist model, will deliver for the BVI.

OK. It was small business and the working man that kept the BVI economy alive Post IRMA and will do the same Post COVID 19.

Small business and strong consumer spending will drive economic growth and prosperity when the pandemic finally ends.

March 30th, 2021
Suez Canal blockade could cause delays in VI’s receipt of goods - Hon Flax-Charles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With global shipping resuming through the Suez Canal following a blockage by the container vessel ‘Ever Given’ that has since been cleared, Jr Minister for Trade and Economic Development in the Virgin Islands, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) has said the impacts could be felt in the VI.

February 23rd, 2021
Hon Penn calls for 2nd round of COVID stimulus $$

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has called for a second round of business stimulus grants, which he says should be directed to the tourism industry.

February 20th, 2021
White men in a world becoming much less white

By Dickson C. Igwe

Now, the ability to change in a world that is changing by the second is a great human asset. The ability to change is a mark of resilience, even intelligence, however, change gets harder as we grow older.

January 11th, 2021
UK has duty to help VI achieve its political aspirations– Hon Kye M. Rymer

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities and 5th District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Kye M. Rymer has reminded that the United Kingdom (UK) must help the territory achieve its aspirations as a people.

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