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Residency regularisation programme begins tomorrow

- programme ends May 24; Regularisation ceremony set for June 21, 2019
A promise made by Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) to have a residency amnesty programme in place for persons residing in the Territory for 15 years and more will be realised tomorrow May 7, 2019. Photo: VINO/File
Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) disclosed on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at a Fifth District meeting at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School that the residency amnesty programme promised by Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) will come into place on May 7, 2019. Photo: Facebook
Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) disclosed on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at a Fifth District meeting at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School that the residency amnesty programme promised by Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) will come into place on May 7, 2019. Photo: Facebook
Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), speaking at a worship service at the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park on March 6, 2019, had said Government would be offering a period of amnesty, for all expatriates and other residents residing in the Territory that have reached and satisfactorily satisfied the requirements to be granted, ‘Residency Status.’ Photo: VINO/File
Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), speaking at a worship service at the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park on March 6, 2019, had said Government would be offering a period of amnesty, for all expatriates and other residents residing in the Territory that have reached and satisfactorily satisfied the requirements to be granted, ‘Residency Status.’ Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A promise made by Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) to have a residency amnesty programme in place for “eligible” persons will be realised tomorrow May 7, 2019.

Premier Fahie, speaking at a worship service at the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park on March 6, 2019, had said Government would be offering a period of amnesty, for all expatriates and other residents residing in the Territory that have reached and satisfactorily satisfied the requirements to be granted, ‘Residency Status.’

He had said his government was urgently setting up a committee to look at the issue, “a vexing issue for some, but I’ll not be charged by God for not doing what he send me to do...For we believe such a policy is better for our economy and its better for our society and it would significantly assist in cementing unity.”

‘It’s going to happen’- Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9)

Meanwhile, Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) disclosed on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at a Fifth District meeting at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School that the amnesty programme will come into place on May 7, 2019.

“You may have heard the Premier speak about regularising people. It’s going to happen Tuesday of next week,” Hon Wheatley promised, adding that the programme will be for persons residing in the Territory for 15 years and more.

Noting that more information will be provided in the media, Hon Wheatley said the processing for eligible residents will be done from May 7, 2019 to May 24, 2019.

The ceremony for those granted ‘residency status’ will be held on June 21, 2019, according to Hon Wheatley.

“Let’s your friends know about it,” Hon Wheatley stated at the meeting called by the Fifth District Representative and Minister for Transportation, Utilities and Works, Mr Kye M. Rymer.

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8 Responses to “Residency regularisation programme begins tomorrow”

  • wet (06/05/2019, 12:11) Like (31) Dislike (15) Reply
    look a government that cares VIP all the way
  • one people (06/05/2019, 12:37) Like (24) Dislike (0) Reply
    Godly.Nice.. Don't forget the applicants for belongers.. Who have been here for 30-40 yrs and still waiting..
  • Guts (06/05/2019, 17:59) Like (12) Dislike (8) Reply
    This is a government with intestinal fortitude, but also with a conscience.
  • Bags (06/05/2019, 18:00) Like (10) Dislike (9) Reply
    So long the tall bald head man was talking bout making certain changes. Nuff talks and no action. Now him on the sidelines watching it get done.
    • Evil exist (07/05/2019, 07:23) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      Some body or persons in the department will find away to undermine this program....We know them... It won't be as easy as government make it sound..
      • Faithful (08/05/2019, 18:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        With God all things are possible. When God says yes. No one can say no! God puts this man for the people for such time as this!
  • in the know (06/05/2019, 18:02) Like (26) Dislike (2) Reply
    We need more information on this important matter. Is there a website? Where do we go to get processed? What documents to take? What is the fee etc etc.
  • The Secret (07/05/2019, 07:20) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply
    I'm hearing come next election people with residents status can vote... This move almost seems like there is some truth to that....


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