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February 29th, 2024
Bill seeks to up default minimum child support from $250 to $1K in USVI


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- A bill that seeks to raise the default minimum child support payment in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) from $250 to $1,000, referred to as “the most meaningful proposed child support legislation [in] recent years,” was successfully voted out of the Committee on Government Operations, Veterans Affairs and Consumer Protection on Tuesday, February 27, 2024.

April 19th, 2022
HoA back in ‘Committee’ today April 19, 2022

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- The Territory’s Parliament is expected to have a continuation sitting today, Tuesday, April 19, 2022.

February 12th, 2020
Bill allowing USVI police to 'Stop & Frisk' persons held in Committee


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The US Virgin Islands (USVI) law enforcement community cheered the intent of lawmakers who proposed a specific “stop-and-frisk” policy for peace officers, but questioned whether the bill was necessary, which led to the measure being held in committee.

November 1st, 2014
‘Tourism workers highly exploited!’ – Hon J. Alvin Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the People's Empowerment Party (PEP) Hon J. Alvin Christopher (R2) has denounced the continued exploitation of workers in the tourism industry as it relates to minimum wage.

October 13th, 2014
‘People cannot live on $4 per hour!’ – Richard C. De Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Television talk show host Richard Courtney De Castro is again calling for the Government to address the minimum wage of the Territory, saying that while some employers pay above the minimum wage, some of them continue to pay it and people are finding it hard to survive on it.

January 29th, 2013
Review minimum wage – Courtney deCastro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Host of the Speak Your Mind TV Show, Richard Courtney de Castro has called for a review of the current minimum wage in the Virgin Islands (VI) after a viewer communicated on his show that politicians needed to address the issue.

December 24th, 2011
Horseback riding among initiatives for new Association

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Among the goals for the new executive members of the VI Horse Owners' Association is to have a number of initiatives that would involve the family and also help to raise funds for the development of Ellis Thomas Downs, the mecca of horseracing in the Virgin Islands.

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