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September 19th, 2023
End of increments? Deputy Gov anticipates new reward policy by early 2024

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Deputy Governor Mr David D. Archer Jr said at the start of 2024, he anticipates a new system for the rewarding of public officers, which may not be the system of increments currently employed.

August 17th, 2023
Some civil servants still not paid increments despite the many promises

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The strikes and rumours of strikes have died down; however, our news centre has been advised that some civil servants, members of statutory organisations, and retired and resigned civil servants have still not been paid their increments.

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.

July 20th, 2023
False reporting of ‘planned strikes’ can destabalise Territory- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has called on media houses to cease reporting on what he termed as misinformation about planned strikes by public servants as he said the false reporting could lead to destabilisation of the territory.

June 6th, 2023
Too much confusion over increments, come clean- Willock

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- In an interview on the Talking Points radio show hosted by Violet Thomas-Gaul on Monday, May 29, 2023, the former Speaker of the House of Assembly, Julian Willock, has questioned the confusion over payment of increments to public officers.

May 27th, 2023
UPDATE: Control tower strike ends, VI airports resume full operation

TRELLIS BAY, Beef Island, VI- The BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) has announced that airports in the territory have resumed normal operations effective today, Saturday, May 27, 2023, at 7:00 a.m, following a brief closure yesterday at the T.B. Lettsome International Airport.

May 7th, 2023
Public Service increments will be paid by June- Gov John J. Rankin

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Governor John J. Rankin, CMG has said the first round of Public Service increments is expected to be paid by June 2023.

April 19th, 2023
NDP billboard ‘is a shameful act to mislead & deceive the people'- Premier

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- A large billboard titled ‘VIP- A Government of mistakes’ erected in Road Town, in the vicinity of CCT Headquarters and the Road Town Fire Station, has been labelled as “shameful and misleading” by Premier and Minister Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7).

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.

December 29th, 2022
'I had hoped to see @ least one year’s increment in budget’- Hon Maduro-Caines

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Junior Minister for Culture and Tourism, Honourable Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6) has lamented there was no provision in the 2023 Budget for payment of outstanding increments to civil servants.

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