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November 22nd, 2023
Some 60% VI public servants considered ‘working poor’- Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– An adjustment of the Virgin Islands (VI) minimum wage is underway to improve wages for persons specifically in the public service, referred to as the ‘working poor” in the territory by the Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), in his 2024 Budget Speech delivered on November 21, 2023.

November 10th, 2023
VI minimum wage ‘not an easy issue’ to address– Hon Lorna G. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Trade and Labour Hon Lorna G. Smith (AL) says while the government is taking steps to address the minimum wage issue in the Virgin Islands, it remains a complex issue to be addressed.

August 28th, 2023
‘Certainly, we accept that we must pay our educators more’- Premier Wheatley

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Educators have been told that the Government of the Virgin Islands understands there is a need for improved wages and that it will continue to seek ways to compensate educators appropriately.

July 24th, 2023
Premier calls for ‘a little patience’ for payment of outstanding increments

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has called for a little more patience in the issuance of outstanding increment payments to public servants on behalf of the Governor and the Department of Human Resources.

April 9th, 2020
Employers urged to adhere to Sections 53 & 54 of Labour Code

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Employers in the Territory are notified that essential employees who have been assigned to work during the upcoming holidays, Good Friday and Easter Monday, are to be paid in accordance with Sections 53 and 54 of the Labour Code.

May 15th, 2018
Minimum wage goes up to $10.50 on June 1, 2018 in USVI


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The US Virgin Islands (USVI) minimum wage is set to see its final phased increase to $10.50 per hour as part of a bill ratified by the 32nd Legislature and signed into law by Governor Kenneth E. Mapp.

July 19th, 2017
Winners & losers of work permit fee increases

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April 5th, 2017
Over a month later still no action on salary increase for public medical staff

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was around February 20, 2017 that doctors and other medical personnel who work for the state-owned BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) staged a strike via a sickout over lack of adequate salaries and poor working conditions.

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