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July 5th, 2022
Immigrants, it's time to 'get the hell out!'

Kenneth G. Gladstone

Not too long ago, a local Virgin Islands businessman was heard in a meeting of like-minds, which was broadcast live across social media, uttering blistering remarks about immigrants. The meeting was live without their knowing and the video went viral among immigrants. As you can imagine, his business declined dramatically as a result. He later offered his apology but to no avail.

August 5th, 2020
The plight of immigrants in the VI- The message is clear


The entire Virgin Islands has been closely observing the developments within the Territory since the beginning of the year under the new VIP administration, and sure enough one would expect to have flip flops here and there every now and then given that the new administration consists mainly of new and inexperienced political representatives, which in one way could be a very good thing in that they are less likely to make decisions based on conventional norms.

December 17th, 2019
Only 'fit & proper' expats will enter for work in VI- Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI- Following the successful recent processing of some 1500 persons living and working in the Virgin Islands (VI) for 20 years and more for Residency and Belonger status, Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) says come 2020, only "fit and proper" individuals will be allowed to enter and work in the VI.

May 25th, 2019
‘Fast Track’ initiative wasn’t rushed – Hon Wheatley

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – With the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) ‘Fast track’ immigration initiative currently a hot topic amongst both locals and immigrants, Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (AL) says immigration will continue to top the conversation agenda as long as the Territory remains a viable destination to live, work, travel and invest.

November 5th, 2014
New EU migrants add £5bn to UK, report says


Immigrants from the 10 countries which joined the EU in 2004 contributed more to the UK than they took out in benefits, according to a new study.

August 12th, 2013
Immigrant finger pointing a result of slowing VI economy – Hon. Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Persons are becoming disgruntled with the Virgin Islands’ worsening and slowing economy, according to Third District Representative Hon. Julian Fraser, RA.

April 16th, 2013
Turks and Caicos Intercepts Boat With 168 Migrants From Haiti

By Alexander Britell (Caribjournal)

Turks and Caicos Islands officials said they intercepted a vessel carrying 168 migrants from Haiti early Monday morning.

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