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April 12th, 2024
VI Public officers converted to new salary scale

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Department of Human Resources has successfully converted some 2499 public officers in th. Virgin Islands (VI) to the new salary structures in line with their March 31, 2024, deadline.

March 23rd, 2024
Gov't must start valuing teachers as much as doctors - CTE Executive Director


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - During last month’s meeting, the Board of Career and Technical Education noted that the attrition rate among CTE instructors is unsustainably high. During a meeting on Wednesday, comments from Executive Director Anton Döös noted that the phenomenon was not just limited to the territory.

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.

February 11th, 2023
'Unprecedented' number of VI teacher resigning over low salaries - Hon de Castro

FAT HOGS BAY, Tortola, VI - Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports Hon Sharie B. de Castro (AL) says in the Virgins Islands (VI), a large number of teachers are resigning over the low salaries even though they are qualified.

February 10th, 2023
Teachers give Education Minister ultimatum over outstanding increments

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a letter widely circulated, teachers have given Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports Hon Sharie B. de Castro (AL) until March 31, 2023, the end of the Lent Term, to pay all outstanding increments to them.

January 29th, 2023
Starting salary For USVI teachers climbs to $50K starting September 2023


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The starting pay for all teachers in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) will be $50,000 beginning in September of this year, Governor Albert A. Bryan Jr announced Thursday evening, January 26, 2023.

April 15th, 2021
Employers warned against evading NHI payments, underpaying staff

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Businesses in the Virgin Islands (VI) have been cautioned against involving in acts that evade National Health Insurance (NHI) payments in the Virgin Islands (VI) on behalf of their employees.

March 31st, 2021
BVIPA fees hike necessary for upgrades, salaries- Vincent Wattley

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Businessman and Member of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) Board, Mr Vincent Wattley said part of the reason why the BVIPA had to raise its fees during a global health crisis was to keep their staff contingent employed and to conduct necessary upgrades to the infrastructure and service offerings.

November 15th, 2020
Salary, regular working hours of daily paid BVIPA staff to be restored in Dec 2020- Premier

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Hourly paid staff at the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) will be back to their regular 40-hour per week schedule following the reduction of working hours in May of this year.

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