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October 31st, 2019
Surge seen in trade licence applications for marine sector

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Department of Trade, Investment Promotion and Consumer Affairs has reported a new line of interests in small businesses in the Virgin Islands, swaying away from the usual interests in establishing eating houses and salons to exploiting opportunities in the marine industry.

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.

June 6th, 2016
VI resident concerned that alleged US sex offender given trade licence

EAST END/LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI- A resident of Fat Hogs Bay East End, on the main island of Tortola, is concerned that the Immigration and Labour authorities might have reportedly granted a trade licence and work permit to an alleged sex offender from the United States of America.

November 12th, 2013
Local entrepreneur alleges discrimination in trade licence delay

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost Van Dyke, VI – One local entrepreneur has alleged that he is being discriminated against, after having applied for a trade licence for a year and not receiving approval to date allegedly because of complaints.

October 31st, 2012
Pace of works, trade license difficulties frustrate vendors

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Prospective vendors of the Crafts Alive Village at a community meeting held with Minister for Communications and Works Hon. Mark Vanterpool at the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park last evening October 30, 2012 expressed frustration at the protracted length of time being taken to officially open the new Village.

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