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July 5th, 2019
‘Imperative that Labour Dept & Private Sector forge closer partnership’- C. Michael Thomas

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It is no longer the Labour Department but rather The Department of Labour and Workforce Development, a name change made official today July 5, 2019 amidst calls for private sector training, improved employer and employee etiquette and constitutional reform.

May 2nd, 2019
BVI Finance hosts private sector sessions on Economic Substance Code

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – BVI Finance is hosting education sessions for the private sector in Hong Kong and London, as well as in the Virgin Islands (VI), following the publication of the draft Economic Substance Code by the International Tax Authority (ITA).

February 15th, 2017
USVI business coalition tells Gov Mapp to withdraw sin tax bill


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The Chambers of Commerce in the St Croix and St Thomas districts, the USVI Hotel and Tourism Association and American Resort Development Association issued a joint statement on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 asking US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Kenneth E. Mapp to withdraw his sin tax bill.

May 31st, 2016
No names given as Gov Mapp & delegation head to China


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- A press release Government House issued late Monday May 30, 2016 sought to remind residents that USVI Governor Kenneth E. Mapp, along with a delegation that includes private sector and government officials, will leave the territory for China today, May 31, 2016 and return on Saturday, June 11, 2016.

March 20th, 2015
GUYANA: Govt, Private Sector hope observers will minimise challenge of election results


The Guyana government and the business community appear to be banking on international observers, including the well-respected Carter Centre, to quell any unease about the results of the upcoming general and regional elections.

September 1st, 2014
NDP Govt competing with NGOs for donor funding!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Increasingly Non-Governmental and Not-for-Profit Organisations are finding it more challenging to secure funding to execute projects and programmes as the Government of the day is said to be breathing over their shoulders in approaching the private sector.

March 25th, 2014
Virgin Islands News Online turns 4

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: This month, March 2014, will mark the 4th anniversary of the news site’s operation. The company, a subsidiary of its parent company Advance Marketing and Professional Services, has certainly cemented its coveted position as the number 1 online news site in the Virgin Islands.

April 10th, 2013
Premier, buck stops with you! – Hon. Fraser on economy

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Continuing his stance in support of economic stimulation across the Territory, Third District Representative Hon. Julian Fraser, RA said he would like to see the Government inject some money across the Territory.

January 25th, 2013
Fact? VI infrastructure falls woefully short of what it should be!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One item on the lunch menu for the first of a two-day Retreat for the Ministry of Communications and works (MCW) was certainly well digested when presented to the participants, not on their plates, neither in their glasses, but over the microphone in a striking presentation by Chief Executive Officer of JOMA Property Development, Mr Colin O’Neal, a presentation that was described as “a harsh reality check”. It had no additives, just raw but yet nutritious.

September 3rd, 2012
VI Private sector needs reviving - Douglas Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Comparing the Private sector today, to the private sector that existed back in the 1940/50’s, Host of a local talk show, Douglas Wheatley said the private sector of the Virgin Islands needs to be revived since it was very active in the past.


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