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February 29th, 2024
New Belonger Status & Perm. Residence Policy approved by Cabinet

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The new immigration policy proposing the length of time a person must be residing in the territory to become eligible for residency and belongership status has been approved by Cabinet and is expected to be swiftly brought to the House of Assembly (HoA).

February 29th, 2024
Any crown lands encroachments will be demolished or removed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands will be addressing illegal development on the Territory’s Crown lands as well as removal of derelict vehicles, boats and heavy equipment machinery on these lands.

February 12th, 2024
Leave the Statutory Bodies out of the Constitution- CRC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The statutory bodies were also in the line of fire from the Constitutional Review Commissioners. According to the report, the public was of the opinion that all board appointments should be staggered.

September 27th, 2023
Karia J. Christopher In! Dr Arliene T. Penn Out! As Communications Director!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our newsroom from senior civil servants is that former Director of Trade and Consumer Affairs Mrs Karia J. Christopher is now in the acting post of Director of Communications assigned to the Premier’s Office.

July 25th, 2022
Existing law & Cabinet policy on Residency for Belongership ‘not fit for purpose’- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Noting that the topic of Immigration and Reform is one of the most sensitive issues that the Virgin Islands must address, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has said a dialogue must begin in earnest on what is in the best interest of the Virgin Islands, beginning with the granting of Residency status for the purpose of Belongership.

December 2nd, 2021
FLOW makes COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for employees

PALESTINA, Tortola, VI- With Over 70% if their workforce in the Virgin Islands fully vaccinated, C&W Communications, the parent company of BTC, C&W Business, C&W Networks and Flow, is mandating its workforce to be fully vaccinated as part of their policy condition for employment.

September 9th, 2021
Board members from previous admin could frustrate new gov't’s mandate- Hon Wheatley

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI- Minister for Natural Resources, Labour, Immigration and Social Security Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has said there is evidence that board members from a previous administration could frustrate the mandate of a new government, which is why they are sometimes changed.

August 27th, 2021
Homeowners granted up to 10 months stay in VI without work permit

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Natural Resources, Labour, Immigration and Social Security Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) said, after two years in the works, a clause in the Immigration and Passport (Amendment) Act, 2021, will now enable homeowners to remain in the [British] Virgin Islands for up to 10 months without a work permit.

July 16th, 2021
Top Cop recommends moving life-serving prisoners out of VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commissioner of Police at the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Mr Mark Collins said as part of his new tenure, an immediate review of Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut, Tortola, has been recommended.

July 12th, 2021
Local empowerment! Another VIslander takes up top post in territory

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Just over a month after our newsroom had reported that former Deputy Chief Immigration Officer Mr Guy M. Hill had been tipped for the post of Superintendent of Prison, his appointment has been confirmed.

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