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June 27th, 2017
Work permit fee increases – A threat to local companies

Alred C. Frett

If not for Bad Luck the Oppressed would have no Luck:

With all the Madness, Badness and Sadness going on throughout the World one can start from any point and still not know just where to begin… Fabrications and Denials have become a daily way of life and Brand-new Societies are based on Old Racism, Segregation, Class Structure, Colonialism and the willingness of Slave Descendants to Ignore, Accept and Excuse themselves back into Slavery.

June 14th, 2017
False start! Revised work permit fees to take effect July 1, 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After a false start, reportedly due to a few 'big names' challenging the initial work permit fee increase previously announced by Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr The Hon Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), a revised work permit fee increase will be implemented on July 1, 2017.

April 18th, 2017
New Work Permit fees to take effect May 15, 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With a work permit fee structure that, according to Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Hon Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), has been the same since 1981, Government has made an amendment to the fee structure to one that is “progressive and based on income.”

April 4th, 2016
Work permits shouldn't be money making scheme - Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Leader of the Opposition and Representative for the Third District, Honourable Julian Fraser RA is vehemently opposed to the proposal to raise work permit fees, saying it should not be a means for revenue generation and would only encourage more migrant workers.

December 1st, 2014
‘NDP trying to add pressure on the poor!’ – Expat

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “The masses of the work force in the BVI are expatriates, we help build this country in a way this government can never repay and this move to increase work permit cost is a pitiful one, shame on this government, it’s nothing but a low down dirty shame to say the least,” said Malcolm Cowlersack, an expatriate working in the Virgin Islands.

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