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April 16th, 2024
Increase payroll tax exemption to $15K- Hon Ronnie W. Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Opposition Leader Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) has recommended that employees earning less than $23,000.00 annually be given an annual payroll tax exemption of the first $15,000.00 earned.

September 26th, 2023
Tenders out for more infrastructure works @ Huntum’s Ghut Economic Zone

HUNTUMS GHUT, Tortola, VI - The Government of the Virgin Islands has invited tenders for the excavation and site clearance, construction of roadways, drainage, and repairs to the bathroom building at the Huntum’s Ghut Economic Zone, Huntum’s Ghut, Tortola.

June 26th, 2022
Drastic increase in license fees harmful to small businesses- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- With the fees for trade licenses expected to dramatically increase, now that the Business Licensing Act 2020 has been passed in the House of Assembly (HoA), commentator Claude O. Skelton-Cline has opined that the expected hike in fees could be especially discouraging towards existing small businesses and the startup of such businesses.

January 20th, 2018
Grant for small businesses is a 'jump start' - Karia J. Christopher

ROAD TOWN Tortola VI - "This grant is not seen as a replacement for the business sales. We don't expect that the funds enclosed in this envelope would be able to get you exactly where you have been," said Director of Trade, Investment and Consumer Affairs Mrs Karia J. Christopher.

September 27th, 2016
US Treasury awards more than $4.4M for small businesses in USVI


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— The US Treasury Department today September 27, 2016 announced that the US Virgin Islands (USVI) has received $4,477,239 in State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) funds to help small businesses access the capital they need to grow and create jobs, according to a release issued by the Treasury.

April 18th, 2016
Access to capital, small population challenging to business – Louis Potter

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVICCHA) Louis Potter said businesses in the territory face a number of challenges from access to capital to small population size, technical skills and support services as well as the lengthy process and wait times.

April 12th, 2015
CCT treats customers to Waffle Therapy breakfast

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – CCT Global Communications on Friday April 10, 2015 partnered with Waffle Therapy to bring to its customers a breakfast treat with a view to encouraging the public to support small businesses and to ultimately drive the economy forward.

March 30th, 2015
VINO fires back @ Premier Smith’s childish statement on cartoon!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On the night of March 25, 2015 we were overwhelmed with calls from readers, advertisers and many civil society personnel asking, if we had heard the latest attack on press freedom by Premier of the Virgin Islands Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith.

May 8th, 2014
Small businesses still get Govt. runaround - Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon D. Orlando Smith said small business owners continue to face difficulties interfacing with various Government departments to get their businesses going and this comprises the bulk of complaints received by the Complaints Commission.

December 1st, 2012
Umoja Show supports small businesses for Buy BVI Trade Show

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Umoja Show came out in full support of small businesses in the Virgin Islands (VI) and the integral role they play in the development of the economy when the radio show was last aired November 29, 2012.

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