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December 3rd, 2023
42 businesses showcased @ DYAS Youth Business Expo

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- 42 businesses were showcased at the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports (DYAS) Youth Business Expo held at Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Road Town on Friday, December 1, 2023.

January 8th, 2023
Unity Gov’t to revisit Commercial Recreational Licensing Act

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was on Saturday, November 12, 2022, on the Government of the Virgin Islands Facebook page, that Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) announced that his Unity Government was scrapping work permit and trade license requirements for charter boats entering the Virgin Islands (VI) via the US Virgin Islands (USVI).

November 14th, 2022
Foreign charters no longer need licenses or work permits- Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Unity Government led by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has scrapped trade license and work permit requirements for foreign-based commercial recreational vessels conducting charters or operating water taxis in the Virgin Islands.

June 26th, 2022
Drastic increase in license fees harmful to small businesses- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- With the fees for trade licenses expected to dramatically increase, now that the Business Licensing Act 2020 has been passed in the House of Assembly (HoA), commentator Claude O. Skelton-Cline has opined that the expected hike in fees could be especially discouraging towards existing small businesses and the startup of such businesses.

November 26th, 2020
Economic reality in the VI: Welcome to the raw truth

Kenneth G. Gladstone

Coronavirus shockwaves have prompted unprecedented lockdowns which left many nations reeling from economic displacement which has impoverished many, and governments are left in a tailspin trying to make sense of it all.

August 14th, 2020
Multiple businesses eligible for grants - Karia J. Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Entrepreneurs who have multiple businesses may be eligible for numerous grants under the economic stimulus for micro, small and medium enterprise business grant relief programme, Director of Trade Mrs Karia J. Christopher has said.

April 23rd, 2018
Was Premier Smith truthful about owners of BVI Airways?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The saga of the BVI Airways dba ‘BV Airways’ and tax payers $7.2 Million give away continues. Our investigation has uncovered some information that we will report in a series of articles, including about a Minister of Government’s close involvement to the BVI Airways deal.

February 14th, 2014
Local youth overlooked for trade licences – Rajah A. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A lot of young people are complaining about the process it takes to acquire a trade license to start-up businesses in the Territory, according to Mr Rajah A. Smith.

November 5th, 2013
$3 million for TPP piles despite not having trade license-Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a statement released late Friday afternoon, November 1, 2013 by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. The Honourable D. Orlando Smith in response to the Auditor General’s (AG) damning report on the Ports Development Project, the Leader of Government Business claimed that the report was related to the Heads of Understanding Agreement and he sought to “set the record straight on a number of issues”.

May 30th, 2013
VG business allegedly got trade licence & work permits by telling lies- Rymer

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda- Never a man to be shy about bringing forward controversial issues, concerns and allegations to the public, Mr Lorie A. Rymer seized the opportunity at Government’s ‘One the Road” meeting at the Catholic Community Centre in Virgin Gorda on May 29, 2013 to do just that.

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