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December 12th, 2022
United Nations Article 73(b)

Thomas C. Famous

More often than not, it seems as if people around the world have allowed themselves to believe that colonialism was and remains some fairytale read in a book. You know the stories in which the handsome Prince marries a glowing bride and all in the Kingdom live happily ever after.

April 1st, 2020
Beware of child predators on the internet- RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With children at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic and many of them having the opportunity to constantly access the internet, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has urged parents and guardians to monitor the online activity of children to protect them from online child predators.

April 23rd, 2018
Using Racism, Labour & Immigration to shatter the Golden Rule

Alred C. Frett

Disappointing our Forefathers:

These rough times are getting rougher and more rather than less we find ourselves complaining about the problems we experience and the pains we face… We allow ourselves no time for concern about others as we totally reject the idea that our own actions or inaction may be the root cause of our problems – Instead, we have become consumed by our own perceived social status and self-importance

January 3rd, 2017
Grave conflict: Cemetery keeper accused of exploitation

EAST END, Tortola, VI – Allegations are being levelled against a man said to be the “grave yard manager” in East End and is alleged to be imposing exorbitant costs on persons for the construction of tombs.

November 25th, 2016
Exploitation of expatriates exists on ‘small scale’ in VI- Talk show host

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Host of the Umoja show on 780 AM ZBVI, Cromwell Smith says the high influx of expatriate labour in the Virgin Islands (UK) has its positive, pointing out to the creation of wealth for the territory as a major one.

August 18th, 2016
Private medical facilities accused of exploiting NHI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Almost all the private medical facilities in the territory have come under fire for allegedly jacking up their prices and putting undue pressure on patients since the National Health Insurance (NHI) was implemented.

January 29th, 2014
Would VI’s workforce drop with higher minimum wage?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One observer has expressed the opinion that any substantial increase of the Virgin Islands’ minimum wage would see a reduction in its labour force.

September 8th, 2013
Locals & Belongers preferred is good policy - N. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator Natalio Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru has argued that globalisation has seen the exploitation of people around the world and noted that the policy of locals or ‘Belongers preferred’, as is done in the Virgin Islands, is a practical policy that also happens all around the world.

September 14th, 2012
Develop other sectors to remedy imbalance – Umoja host Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - There is a lot going on in the Territory that we need to pay more attention to, Cromwell Smith suggested. Smith, who hosts the radio programme Umoja, made this statement on his show which was aired on September 13, 2012 on a local radio station.

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