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April 5th, 2024
New work permit, hiring system to put entire Labour Department online

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Persons looking to hire or get hired in the Virgin Islands (VI) will soon be able to take advantage of the Department of Labour and Workforce Development's new online work permit system designed to streamline hiring in the territory.

September 26th, 2023
Losing a country & turning bread into stone

Alred C. Frett

The Promises & Projections of Politics:

Thanks for your comments about the Broadcasts and Articles... It is good to know that you read and listen, even if you disagree... The subjects are always open for debate, and it’s always good to spread the Word and hear the opinions of others... For Centuries, those in Power replaced Truth with Lies and we suffered for it... Perhaps Today will be a brand-new beginning, and a time to finally release our Chains.

August 14th, 2023
The parables of Governors, Civil Servants & Representatives

Alred C. Frett

We should beware of a Youthful Immaturity that is unconcerned about long-term Acts & Consequences, but quick to feed the Heat of the Moment… Instead of learning from Yesterday, how to make plans of Today, in preparation for Tomorrow, they are quick to join the Herd and squander their Today and then claim someone else’s Tomorrow… They’ll take Water and Electricity for granted until all is gone.

January 27th, 2022
Short-staffed Labour Dept slowing work permit processing– Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has called for more flexibility in the public service regarding hiring new staff.

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.

August 26th, 2021
Accumulated years in VI no longer a qualifier for work permit exemptions- Cabinet

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With effect from August 23, 2021, the new work permit exemption policy of the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has taken effect with a reduced number of eligibility categories.

March 13th, 2021
‘Remain sympathetic & honest in your dealings’- Hon Wheatley tells businesses

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – While calling for business owners to pay up severance to employees laid off as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) also urged businesses to be honest with their dealings.

March 10th, 2021
Pay employees their severance! - Labour Minister urges businesses

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Employers have been directed to pay severance to persons who have would have been laid off as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, as the layoff extension period for both employees and employers officially ended on February 28, 2021.

August 19th, 2020
'Days over' for lengthy hearings @ Labour Tribunal- Jamal S. Smith

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Attorney-at-Law and new Chairman of the Virgin Islands' Labour Arbitration Tribunal, Mr Jamal S. Smith has promised a complete reform of the tribunal under his stewardship.

January 15th, 2020
Locals still snubbed for jobs after understudying expats - SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islanders are still not getting hired after understudying expats at local companies, even as legislation mandates the protection of locals employed in the Virgin Islands (VI) under that arrangement.

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