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November 26th, 2021
Anegada Lobster Fest to continue despite COVID-19 threat

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Anegada Lobster Fest will continue despite the looming threat of the COVID-19 pandemic according to key Government officials.

November 26th, 2021
Gov't looking into building detention centre for illegal immigrants - Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) said the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) will be exploring the possibilities of building a detention centre for illegal immigrants who enter the territory, given the issue of migration continues to be a serious problem.

November 5th, 2021
Hons Vanterpool, Fraser & Wheatley to make up Special Committee on legal fee matter

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- At least three names have been announced to make up the Special Committee to consider all the facts available and then consider three possible recommendations in relation to whether the House of Assembly should stand the legal cost incurred by Speaker Hon Julian Willock for a withdrawn injunction that had initially sought to prevent three lawyers from working for the Commission of Inquiry while not being called to the Virgin Islands Bar.

November 2nd, 2021
Hon Wheatley joins UK OT delegation for COP26 in Scotland

GLASGOW, Scotland – [British] Virgin Islands (VI) Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has joined officials from the Caribbean and other United Kingdom (UK) Overseas Territories (UK OTs) at the COP26, which is the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, ongoing from October 31 to November 12, 2021, in Glasgow, Scotland.

October 25th, 2021
VIP Gov't supports Anegada having its own Representative in HoA

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration and Ninth District Representative Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) is in support of the view by some Anegadians that the far-flung island would only meet its full potential if it is its own district and, by extension, has its own representative in the House of Assembly (HoA).

September 24th, 2021
'We entered office with great enthusiasm'– Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) said when the young Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government entered office following the 2019 polls, they had great plans; however, they never anticipated a pandemic that would put the entire world in economic stress and cause governments to make difficult decisions.

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.

September 16th, 2021
‘It is the hardest task’ getting businesses to interview locals for jobs- Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Honorable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) says it remains a challenge to get local businesses to interview Virgin Islanders from a local job pool for locally available jobs.

September 14th, 2021
WP exemptions to end with divorce unless domestic violence involved- Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has said that persons who receive work permits by marriage will be able to keep their status after divorce once domestic violence is involved, otherwise, the exemption ends.

September 10th, 2021
Persons openly disrespecting elected officials on Facebook- Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has called out disrespectful behaviour amongst Virgin Islanders, especially online, which he said has bothered him for months.


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