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April 5th, 2024
Prematurely announcing minimum wage increase could 'undermine’ process- Hon Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Labour and Trade Hon Lorna G. Smith, OBE has reiterated that it would be premature of her to announce an increase in the minimum wage, when a review is still ongoing.

April 4th, 2024
Minimum Wage: ‘Is there going to be an increase? I don’t know’- Hon Lorna G. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With anticipation high that there will be an increase in Minimum Wage in the [British] Virgin Islands, since a review is currently ongoing, Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Labour and Trade Hon Lorna G. Smith, OBE has said an increase will depend on the feedback received from the public.

March 22nd, 2024
Territory encouraged to participate in Minimum Wage Review

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The public has been encouraged to participate in the much talked about and highly anticipated Minimum Wage Review.

June 25th, 2023
Bill to determine USVI National Dish moves forward


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- In a bid to cement the culinary identity of the [US] Virgin Islands and bolster its gastronomic tourism, Senator Angel Bolques on Friday, June 23, 2023, presented Bill 35-0078 to the Senate Committee on Culture, Youth, Aging, Sports, and Parks, proposing a territory-wide survey to establish an official dish and dessert for the region.

March 5th, 2023
Cost of living among top ‘themes’ of Compensation Review Survey Responses

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services Limited (PwC) has reported that 585 survey responses have been received and 15 stakeholder meetings held with Public Officers across the Virgin Islands Public Service.

June 7th, 2022
VINO Survey: Labour voted worst Gov’t Dept; Residents want new political party

WEST END, Tortola, VI- In a month-long survey conducted by Virgin Islands News Online (VINO), the Department of Labour and Workforce Development was voted the worst government department in the Virgin Islands. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) came in second.

October 6th, 2021
Residents asked to indicate whether pandemic was ‘dreadful or not so serious’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Persons in the Virgin Islands are being tasked to indicate a number of opinions, as part of a new COVID-19 Individual Impact and Public Perception Survey from the Central Statistics Office.

May 26th, 2020
Some companies not being ‘truthful’ about layoffs – Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Gauging the true picture of the effect the Novel Coronavirus is having on the working class of the Virgin Islands (VI) is proving to be somewhat of a challenge since some employers have not been truthful about the status of their employees.

April 26th, 2020
Survey finds 83.4% approved of VI lockdown

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the 24/7 COVID-19 lockdown set to ease on Monday, April 27, 2020, a significant 83.4% of respondents in a BVI Red Cross sponsored survey, indicated they approved of the compulsory social isolation measures in the Virgin Islands (VI); however, concerns linger about jobs, income and access to food.

August 30th, 2019
PWD appeals for caution on roadways affected by landslides

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Motorists are being urged to proceed with extreme caution along roadways affected by landslides and rock falls during the passage of Hurricane Dorian on August 28, 2019.

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