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April 27th, 2018
‘Labour Dept needs kudos from all around’- Hon Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While many persons have been pointing their fingers at Labour Department for their alleged slothfulness in processing work permits, which have in turn resulted in long lines at Immigration Department, mainly due to persons having to frequently go to get more time to remain in the Territory while their work permits are processed, Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) believes Labour Department has been doing a great job.

April 25th, 2018
interCaribbean Airways cancels planned operations in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — interCaribbean Airways, which recently announced connecting flights to St Thomas and St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI), made known on Tuesday April 24, 2018 the cancellation of its planned St Thomas and St Croix routes.

December 25th, 2017
Premier's 2017 Christmas Message: We are stronger together

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Below is a Christmas message from Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL).

November 22nd, 2017
Frustration high over long lines & 'short' working hours @ Immigration Dept

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Verbal abuses and near physical altercations are part of the experience while waiting for service at Immigration Department in Road Town, on the main island of Tortola.

June 20th, 2017
Late & untimely gov't funding caused missed opportunities - BVITB 2015 Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board (BVITB) ushered in 2015 with great expectations and was poised to continue its work on the marketing and public relations front as well as product development and industry training, according to its 2015 Report laid in the House of Assembly on June 13, 2017 by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL).

April 27th, 2017
GIS under stress; Challenges overwhelming- 2014 Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Many wonder why we never know what is going on with the ruling National Democratic Party Administration, as government in the sunshine is a thing of the past.

January 1st, 2017
2016 was ‘full of challenges’- Patsy C. Lake

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Although the Virgin Islands Horse Owners Association (VIHOA) was seen to have made significant strides in many areas, such as purchasing an eight-stall gate as well as actually presenting a proposal to the Government on pari-mutuel wagering, President of that association, Patsy C. Lake has described 2016 as a challenge-filled year.

October 24th, 2016
Legalising marijuana may pose many challenges- Dr Timothy S. Harris

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Prime Minister of the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr The Hon Timothy S. Harris has joined the conversation by many sectors of society, to make marijuana legal, particularly following Jamaica’s lead in 2015 to decriminalise the possession of small amounts of the herb, saying it is not as easy as a walk in the park, as many perceive.

June 10th, 2016
This Week We Feature Young Professional Dierdra D. Wheatley-Peters

By N. Johann Earle

Currently reading for her Doctorate in Psychology, our Young Professional for this week, Dierdra D. Wheatley-Peters, is aiming to reach the Holy Grail of education not only for herself but for her family and the territory at large.

July 20th, 2015
Uncertified vessels operating in VI waters- VISR Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- One of the challenges the Virgin Islands Shipping Registry (VISR) sought to overcome in 2012 was the issue of uncertified vessels operating in Virgin Islands waters.



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