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February 29th, 2024
Bill seeks to up default minimum child support from $250 to $1K in USVI


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- A bill that seeks to raise the default minimum child support payment in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) from $250 to $1,000, referred to as “the most meaningful proposed child support legislation [in] recent years,” was successfully voted out of the Committee on Government Operations, Veterans Affairs and Consumer Protection on Tuesday, February 27, 2024.

April 10th, 2023
Women complaining of being owed thousands of $$ in child support- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has lamented that suggestions put forward to amend the Child Maintenance Act have not been advanced by Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8).

January 21st, 2020
Child support defaulters will be blocked from leaving Territory- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The issue of men failing to support their children and causing them to be a burden on society is being grabbed by the throat by the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government, which will be introducing legislation to clamp down on such persons.

May 31st, 2017
There are delinquent mothers too- Radio caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- For the Virgin Islands (VI) community, the issue of delinquent fathers being imprisoned for not paying child support is nothing new. However, the spotlight was also thrown on some mothers who also fail to adequately support their children while mounting pressure on the father/s.

January 30th, 2017
Children not better off when delinquent father jailed- Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- There have been mixed reactions over an alleged situation where a relative of a man, who is said to have fallen on the other side of the law for owing several thousands in child support, received the “all or nothing” response when he showed up to the authorities with $2,500 on the man’s behalf.

January 25th, 2017
FSN pleas for financial support for 2 victims of domestic violence

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Director of the Family Support Network (FSN) Dr Sylvia M. Simmonds has issued a plea for financial assistance for two women and their children who are victims of domestic violence, to put their lives back on track.

October 30th, 2013
VI’s child support laws very biased against men - Commentators

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Two commentators have joined the chorus against the territory’s child support laws, stating that the current laws are very biased against men in this regard.

October 11th, 2013
Some magistrates abuse power; lack discretion - Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentators have come out in condemnation of what they described as an uneven administration of justice on the part of magistrates when it comes to handing down decisions in child support rulings.

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