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March 19th, 2024
‘Some businesses feel workers should just be glad they have a job’- Cromwell Smith

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Talk show host Cromwell Smith aka Edju En Ka believes that when considering what the minimum wage should be like, more value needs to be placed on the employer as he gets the feeling more of the emphasis is often given to the employer.

January 11th, 2022
COVID:19: ‘Sick staff should not come to work’- Dr Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Businesses in the Virgin Islands (VI) are being urged to desist from allowing staff infected with COVID-19 from turning up to work, as the government continues to recommend best practices and measures to mitigate the spread of the virus.

March 4th, 2021
Delay to seaports reopening another ‘blow to already fragile situation’- BVICCHA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Calling itself the “proactive voice of business”, the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVICCHA) has lamented that there has been another delay to the reopening of the seaports in the Virgin Islands to international operations.

February 25th, 2021
Gov’t ‘lacks a clear plan for reopening of territory’s seaports’- Hon Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following the announcement from the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) late yesterday, February 24, 2021, that the reopening of the territory’ seaports to international operations has been further delayed, to April 15, 2021, the Leader of the Opposition, Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) has come out swinging, accusing Government of lacking a plan and transparency.

October 28th, 2020
No day trips into VI likely before March 2021- Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The tourism sector of the Virgin Islands that relies heavily on visitors coming into the territory on a day trip will have to wait at least another five months before it can begin to receive such tourists.

October 8th, 2020
500 stimulus cheques for businesses will be released this week- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said some 500 businesses would be issued their stimulus cheques by the end of this week.

June 30th, 2020
Black Empowerment

Thomas C. Famous

“Up ye mighty race, accomplish what you will”- Rt Hon Marcus Mosiah Garvey

Last week, on national television, the Premier of Bermuda, The Honourable E. David Burt JP MP, stated a few harsh truths about our historic and present-day systematic racial issues. Not surprisingly, some folks got upset and claimed that he was politicking.

June 18th, 2020
‘I will not boycott VINO’- Local businessman resists being bullied

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A prominent local businessman, former Education Minister and social commentator has related he is not subscribing to the bullying tactics being employed by a few members of the public to get advertisers to discontinue doing business with Virgin Islands News Online (VINO).

June 17th, 2020
Are boycotters the greater danger to the VI?

Alred C. Frett

You may have heard of guests on a talk show trying to personally insult me for taking a stand for the Freedom of Speech and refusing to be controlled by persons who do not have the greater interest of BV-Islanders at heart… You may wish me to retaliate in shouting matches but I see no need to stoop that low when we can first try to educate and uplift those who may have lost their way.

April 27th, 2020
‘Your turn will come’- Premier to businesses not allowed to reopen yet

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in an evening address to the nation on Sunday, April 26, 2020, has issued a warning to owners of businesses who are not yet allowed to open, to abide by the law.

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