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February 27th, 2024
When corruption breeds corruption

Alred C. Frett

A Mountain is not a Haystack:

Some think that it’s foolish to stand up against Injustice when this could be their Bread and Butter on the road to Riches... Fact is, when we only think of ourselves, we become the Problem rather than the Solution... I learnt a long time ago, that keeping your Eyes closed to Reality is like the Blind following the Blind... This happens whenever we are wide awake but fast asleep, and Dreams become Nightmares.

January 28th, 2024
Categories of persons exempted from work permits to be expanded

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The categories of persons exempt from work permits are to be expanded.

November 21st, 2023
Borrowed coat strings don’t last long

Alred C. Frett

Minimum Wage or Maximum Rip-off:

Some say Good things never seem to last, and some say, the good Lord giveth and the Good Lord taketh away... I do not have all the answers but I may have a few, and just as Day follows Night, Night follows Day, and, not all Days are bright, and not all Nights are dark... However, even with all the differences between our Ambition and Ability, the God of Nature and Laws of Balance still brings equality for one and all.

November 7th, 2023
And then we blinked & all was lost

Alred C. Frett

It’s not Magic – It’s Basic:

We label ourselves the Information Generation, but the only things we were born knowing is how to eat and poop… All our knowledge was picked up from others, so if they are wrong then we are also wrong… Nonetheless, even as we follow their hand-me-down teaching, we still think we know more than they do, so we call ourselves special, and regard others, as fools and infidels, when we may really be the idiots.

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.

January 8th, 2023
Unity Gov’t to revisit Commercial Recreational Licensing Act

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was on Saturday, November 12, 2022, on the Government of the Virgin Islands Facebook page, that Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) announced that his Unity Government was scrapping work permit and trade license requirements for charter boats entering the Virgin Islands (VI) via the US Virgin Islands (USVI).

June 21st, 2022
Consider 3 to 5-year work permits & business licenses- Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Fourth District Representative in the National Unity Government Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool believes the issuing of 3 to 5-year work permits could be the answer to the backup in the system and inconvenience to work permit holders and employers alike.

June 9th, 2022
Still wondering what’s next for government

Alred C. Frett

I thought my last article in VINO had made things simple and clear but there still appears to be some persons seeking answers… Many would like us to be dumb and quiet but we should not, so, I hope this helps:

March 25th, 2022
Hundreds of backlogged Work Permits already processed by task force – Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has announced that the major work permit backlog that hampered businesses and work permit holders over the past months is being effectively addressed.

March 4th, 2022
Mrs Michelle A. McLean confirmed as Labour Commissioner

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our news centre from well-placed sources in the Department of Human Resources is that former acting Labour Commissioner Mrs Michelle A. McLean has been confirmed as Commissioner of Labour in the Department of Labour and Workforce Development.

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