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April 5th, 2024
New work permit, hiring system to put entire Labour Department online

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Persons looking to hire or get hired in the Virgin Islands (VI) will soon be able to take advantage of the Department of Labour and Workforce Development's new online work permit system designed to streamline hiring in the territory.

April 4th, 2024
Minimum Wage: ‘Is there going to be an increase? I don’t know’- Hon Lorna G. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With anticipation high that there will be an increase in Minimum Wage in the [British] Virgin Islands, since a review is currently ongoing, Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Labour and Trade Hon Lorna G. Smith, OBE has said an increase will depend on the feedback received from the public.

March 19th, 2024
Illicit finance sanctions units to be established in VI- Hon Lorna G. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The [British] Virgin Islands is one of the British Overseas Territories where sanctions units will be established to tackle illicit finance.

March 13th, 2024
Register of Interest (Amendment) bill is a Governor's bill- Hon Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following widespread criticisms of the Register of Interest (Amendment) Bill currently before the House of Assembly (HoA), Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Trade, and Labour, Hon Lorna G. Smith, OBE has told the House that the bill came from the Governor’s Office.

March 9th, 2024
VI work permit exemptions expanded for persons doing short-term services

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Persons looking to engage in short-term service provision in the Virgin Islands (VI) will now be able to benefit from simplified work permit requirements for specific categories of individuals for an initial period of seven days.

March 8th, 2024
VI census just 30% complete ahead of June 2024 deadline– Hon Lorna G. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Trade, and Labour, Hon Lorna G. Smith, OBE (AL) has urged persons in the [British] Virgin Islands to take part in the national census, as the population census is far behind its deadline.

March 6th, 2024
VI Business Banking Expo coming in 2nd Quarter of 2024- Hon Lorna G. Smith, OBE

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Financial Services, Labour and Trade Hon Lorna G. Smith, OBE has said a banking exposition, which she expects will deliver "substantial benefits" to the Virgin Islands community, will be held in the second quarter of 2024.

February 29th, 2024
VI welcomes CFATF Mutual Evaluation Report– Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), and his government have welcomed a report on the publication of the Mutual Evaluation Report (Report) of the Virgin Islands by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF).

February 24th, 2024
Premier off to Guyana for Caricom meeting; Hon Smith now acting Premier

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable Dr. Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) is heading to the 46th regular meeting of the conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) from February 24 to 29, 2024, in Georgetown, Guyana.

February 16th, 2024
RVIPF needs leaders who are not on the job for the $$- Verne H.E Browne

FAT HOGS BAY, Tortola, VI- Former Chief Inspector in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Verne H.E Browne, who also served as Former Police Commissioner of the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda, has blasted the RVIPF top brass as just wanting the financial benefits of the job.

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