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February 24th, 2022
Beware the sons of Solomon & the wisdom we spurn

Alred C. Frett

Why Repeat the Mistakes of Others?

We live and learn so, it would be nice if we could say or hear something just once and that would be enough – However, in Today’s World of conspiracies and propaganda; once never seems to be enough for although we claim to search for Truth, yet, when we find it, we still reject it… Subsequently, our Lives and World are ruled by many who regard lying as talent and find it as easy to lie as to breathe – In this, Trump is not alone.

December 15th, 2021
Hon Penn predicts bleak future for VI without expat workers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Opposition Leader Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) is predicting a bleak economic future for the territory should expat workers leave and fuel a labour shortage.

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.

June 11th, 2021
Expat exiting VI forced to leave her infant child @ airport- Skelton-Cline claims

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Host of the Honestly Speaking Radio Programme, Mr Claude O. Skelton Cline has called on locals to treat expatriates better, following reports of a woman who had to leave her infant behind while she exited the country to allow for her work permit to be processed for new employment.

December 2nd, 2020
Immigration Dept 'gathering intelligence’ on VI's illegal expats - Ian B. Penn

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Chief Immigration Officer Mr Ian B. Penn has said the Immigration Department is continuously gathering data on illegal persons in the territory.

August 20th, 2020
'You cannot judge a nation by one bad experience'- Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) said the work ethics of the people of the Virgin Islands should not be judged by one bad experience.

August 14th, 2020
Work permit matter 'cannot be one size fits all' - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Commentator and Consultant, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has said the topic of immigration in the Virgin Islands remains a complicated one, especially in the case of a recent government decision to lockout work permit and exemption holders as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 5th, 2020
The plight of immigrants in the VI- The message is clear


The entire Virgin Islands has been closely observing the developments within the Territory since the beginning of the year under the new VIP administration, and sure enough one would expect to have flip flops here and there every now and then given that the new administration consists mainly of new and inexperienced political representatives, which in one way could be a very good thing in that they are less likely to make decisions based on conventional norms.

July 17th, 2020
Gov't willing to partially foot bill for expats to return home- Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) says the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) is willing to assist with some of the outbound transportation costs for terminated expats who lost their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 10th, 2020
Work permit renewals dependent on SSB & NHI payments- Hon Wheatley

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - With the aim of addressing local workforce and job loss issues that have aroused out of the COVID-19 pandemic, Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has announced new requirements for work permit renewals in the Virgin Islands (VI).

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