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July 26th, 2019
Modern day slavery! People working 3 months without pay- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Describing the issue as modern day slavery, Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA has said there are employers in the territory who are taking unreasonably long periods to pay their employees, as long as three months in known cases.

March 23rd, 2018
Gov't owes asphalt company $$; Reason for bad roads- Hon Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Residents have been complaining about the longstanding issue of bad roads throughout the territory and with the passage of the hurricanes in September 2017, they have gotten worse, causing damages to persons vehicles and even causing accidents.

October 28th, 2017
'No layoffs in the public service'- Premier Smith

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI - During a press conference on Thursday, October 26, 2017 streaming live on the Government of the Virgin Islands YouTube page, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), Premier and Minister of Finance, reassured civil servants that there will be no layoffs.

October 9th, 2017
No money? Civil servants payment further delayed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While there are reports of Government being unable to pay civil servants due to the treasury being broke even before Hurricane Irma struck the Virgin Islands on September 6, 2017; the National Democratic Party Government of Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL) is blaming its "server system" for yet another delay in payments.

September 14th, 2015
‘Entertainers not paid for Road Town Festival’ - ‘Selecta Taz’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Entertainer Tishaun Glasgow Aka Selecta Taz has disclosed that while entertainers were paid for performing during the Festival villages of East End and Carrot Bay, they have not been paid for their performances at the Road Town Patsy C. Lake Festiville, the biggest of the festival villages.

December 15th, 2013
UPDATE: Duo to face fraud charges in January 2014

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Brian Penn and Harinder Stephens-Penn are expected to face the Magistrate's Court again on January 7, 2014 for alleged fraud related charges.

September 26th, 2013
2013 VG Easter Festival participants allegedly still not paid

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One resident of Virgin Gorda (VG) has noted that despite the furore surrounding the non-payment of participants in the recent Emancipation Festival celebrations, there were others who are yet to be paid for their services this year as well.

September 25th, 2013
Local artistes should get advance payment for Festival - Resident

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One resident stated that he couldn’t understand why local artistes were still awaiting payment for performances during the Emancipation Festival even as overseas artistes were already paid in full.

September 22nd, 2013
Premier says no artiste met him on Festival non-payment

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The issue of the non-payment of local artistes who recently performed during the Emancipation Festival activities was laid squarely at the feet of Education and Culture Minister Hon. Myron V. Walwyn recently by Premier Dr The Hon. D. Orlando Smith.

September 20th, 2013
60th VI Festival in early limbo as ‘Alliance’ threatens boycott!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – President of the Grate VI Music Alliance group Mr Eustace ‘Boss’ Freeman said local artists and bands may be forced to boycott the 60th anniversary celebration of the Virgin Islands Emancipation festivities next year if their members have not been paid for services rendered this year.


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