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September 20th, 2021
Pastor prays for employers to treat employees fairly, paying NHI, SS dues

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Pastor of the Church of God of Holiness Calvin K. Mills has beseeched God to enable employers to treat their employees fairly and pay their Social Security and National Health Insurance dues.

September 18th, 2021
Persons owe NHI ‘but if they get sick you can’t let them die’- Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister of Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) said within the Virgins Islands (VI), many workers are still not paying NHI contributions, however, they still seek medical assistance when ill the state has to ensure they are cared for.

April 15th, 2021
Employers warned against evading NHI payments, underpaying staff

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Businesses in the Virgin Islands (VI) have been cautioned against involving in acts that evade National Health Insurance (NHI) payments in the Virgin Islands (VI) on behalf of their employees.

December 1st, 2020
VIP Gov't keeps promise to pay 10% of salaries in '1000 Jobs' initiative

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Companies who hired locals as part of the Fahie Administration's, 1000 Jobs in 1000 Days initiative, can now get 10% back on total salaries paid out so far, as promised by the Government when the programme launched.

July 22nd, 2020
Requirements for work permit renewals relaxed - Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has announced that strict requirements for work permit renewals in the COVID-19 era will be relaxed as a result of a number of concerns.

July 14th, 2020
Expelled foreigners will be able to regain VI employment - Hon Wheatley

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Expats who return to their homeland due to unemployment that came as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Virgin Islands (VI), will get an opportunity to be rehired once the pandemic period subsides and their old job is available.

July 14th, 2020
The question of making COVID-19 an excuse for abuse

Alred C. Frett

Making Right wrong or Scapegoating Uncle Tom:

Sincere thanks and empathy to all those persons and businesses who are helping others even as they struggle and suffer through this Covid-19 pandemic and other disasters… We remain in this together and should be concerned about a potentially bad hurricane season so all I am doing is using our past, present and future to deal with issues with the hope of avoiding dangers.

July 10th, 2020
Work permit renewals dependent on SSB & NHI payments- Hon Wheatley

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - With the aim of addressing local workforce and job loss issues that have aroused out of the COVID-19 pandemic, Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has announced new requirements for work permit renewals in the Virgin Islands (VI).

July 4th, 2020
NHI has potential to bankrupt the territory- Premier Fahie

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has echoed concerns raised by Minister for Labour, Immigration and Natural Resources, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) that the National Health Insurance (NHI), if not reviewed, has the potential to bankrupt the territory.

July 3rd, 2020
Companies not paying NHI should 'stop taking it out pay cheques' - Hon Turnbull

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Calling for the National Health Insurance (NHI) programme, controversially implemented in 2016, to be funded properly for it to work for the people of the Virgin Islands (VI), Second District Representative and Opposition Member, Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull said some local companies continue to deduct monies from employees' salaries; however, they do not pay over the funds.

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