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February 19th, 2024
‘People's business’ to remain confidential when accessing social services- Social Worker

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Confidentiality will be the policy as it relates to accessing assistance grants in the Virgin Islands (VI), according to Social Worker responsible for social assistance at the Ministry of Health and Social Development Althica Daniel- Dawson. Ms Dawson said, before now, person’s identity would be known throughout the process.

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.

January 26th, 2021
SSB lost $70M in interest under NDP Gov't– Premier Fahie reveals

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- In a shocking revelation, Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said the Social Security Board (SSB) lost some $70M in interest from monies invested under the previous National Democratic Party (NDP) administration.

December 1st, 2020
VIP Gov't keeps promise to pay 10% of salaries in '1000 Jobs' initiative

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Companies who hired locals as part of the Fahie Administration's, 1000 Jobs in 1000 Days initiative, can now get 10% back on total salaries paid out so far, as promised by the Government when the programme launched.

October 5th, 2020
Businesses using pandemic to make 'slaves of our people'– Hon Maduro-Caines

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Sixth District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6) says some businesses have now started to use the COVID-19 pandemic to take advantage of their workers.

September 23rd, 2020
$1M earmarked for new income support programme- Hon Malone

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) is moving to provide additional income support to citizens, given segments of the population have been unable to benefit from stimulus programmes.

July 23rd, 2020
Over $2.4M paid in underemployment, unemployment benefits so far– Hon Wheatley

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- More than 2 million dollars has already been paid to underemployed and unemployed residents of the Virgin Islands to date, Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration with responsibility for Social Security, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has said.

July 22nd, 2020
Requirements for work permit renewals relaxed - Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has announced that strict requirements for work permit renewals in the COVID-19 era will be relaxed as a result of a number of concerns.

July 15th, 2020
'Laid-off' expatriates can stay in VI up to 6 months- Hon Wheatley

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) said only terminated expatriate workers are being asked to leave the Territory at this time; however, those who are laid-off will fall in an entirely different category, subject to different labour policies.

July 14th, 2020
Expelled foreigners will be able to regain VI employment - Hon Wheatley

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Expats who return to their homeland due to unemployment that came as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Virgin Islands (VI), will get an opportunity to be rehired once the pandemic period subsides and their old job is available.

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