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July 24th, 2024
Budget for Public Assistance Programme being assessed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Ministry of Health and Social Development has commenced a Fiscal Space Analysis to assess the current budget for social protection in the [British] Virgin Islands.

July 23rd, 2024
VI Inquiries Bill is a 'big stick' overreach by the UK- Deputy Speaker Hon Mather

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI—Deputy Speaker Honourable Stacy R. Mather, MBE (AL), while debating the Virgin Islands Inquiries Bill 2024 on Tuesday, July 16, 2024, during the 15th Sitting of the First Session of the Fifth House of Assembly (HoA), attributed the current situation of governance in the territory to the failures of previous governors.

July 19th, 2024
Business Watch: Little Switzerland

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Little Switzerland at the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park was the latest business featured on Retail Therapy and In Our Kitchen on Thursday, July 18, 2024.

July 19th, 2024
Hon Skelton wants public debate on Minimum Wage Report now tabled in HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI—The Minimum Wage Review Report, which was prepared by the Minimum Wage Advisory Committee in April 2024, was on Tuesday, July 16, 2024, tabled at the 15th Sitting of the First Session of the Fifth House of Assembly (HoA).

July 17th, 2024
The VI Inquires Bill 2024 is the ‘Willock Bill’- Hon Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Using his right of immunity in the House of Assembly (HoA), legislator Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (R6) on Tuesday, July 16, 2024, took the opportunity for debate on the Virgin Islands Inquiries Act, 2024 to publicly state that the Bill was vindictive and malicious as it was an attack on sitting members of the HoA, as well as former Speaker Mr Julian Willock.

July 16th, 2024
Businesses agreed minimum wage was not enough to meet basic needs– Hon Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following the planned increase of the minimum wage to $8.50 per hour, effective November 30, 2024, in the Virgin Islands, Deputy Premier Hon Lorna G. Smith (AL) said the decision to increase the minimum wage followed recommendations by an ad hoc advisory committee and that most businesses engaged agreed that the current amount was too low.

July 14th, 2024
Advisory Committee recommended Minimum Wage be raised to $9.00- Reports

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Information reaching our News Centre is that the Minimum Wage Advisory Committee recommended that the Minimum Wage be increased to $9.00 per hour.

July 12th, 2024
Tourism sector records highest visitor arrivals ever

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier of the Virgin Islands Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has announced that the Virgin Islands tourism sector has demonstrated unprecedented growth in the first half of 2024, marking a historic milestone in visitor arrivals.

July 12th, 2024
CIBC Caribbean hosts 2nd annual mortgage workshop

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representatives of the construction industry covering services of architects, surveyors, contractors, insurers, lawyers and Town and Country Planning joined the CIBC Caribbean lending team in sharing information and insight into the property purchasing and construction process in the [British] Virgin Islands (VI).

July 12th, 2024
‘There is quite a lot of [water] theft but there is quite a lot of leaks’- Hon Rymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Better management of the Territory’s Water Distribution Network is in the pipeline as a major contract was signed to curtail non-revenue water and create sustainability through the building of local capacity in leak detection.

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