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February 29th, 2024
Mervin D. Hastings In! Michelle A. V. McLean Out! As she retires from Labour Dept

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Today, Thursday, February 29, 2024 is Labour Commissioner Mrs Michelle A. V. McLean’s last day on the job as Commissioner of the Department of Labour and Workforce Development.

July 31st, 2023
Emancipation celebrations & fake representation

Alred C. Frett

Still awaiting the Promise of Freedom:

We have a conditional allergy to Truth, so it took me endless months of explaining that CoI is an unfinished Fiasco, and, it was only because we were broke, and the UK was broke, that we were having Fake Elections… Now that you finally heard these admissions from the Governor and Government, there should be no doubt that we exist under Fake Representation, and they are now squandering real Money and Time.

January 3rd, 2023
Labour Department in shambles; A work permit took 1 year!- SFC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The true challenges of the Labour and Workforce Department was revealed last month, December 2022, in the Standing Finance Committee (SFC) deliberations to examine the 2023 Budget estimates.

August 25th, 2022
Kishann Cupid-Brathwaite is acting Labour Commissioner

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our newsroom from sources within the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour is that former Employment Services Manager within the Labour and Workforce Development Department Mrs Kishann Cupid-Braithwaite has been appointed as the Territory’s acting Labour Commissioner.

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 7th, 2022
VINO Survey: Labour voted worst Gov’t Dept; Residents want new political party

WEST END, Tortola, VI- In a month-long survey conducted by Virgin Islands News Online (VINO), the Department of Labour and Workforce Development was voted the worst government department in the Virgin Islands. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) came in second.

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.

February 11th, 2022
Trying to get a local employed 'extremely difficult'– Ag Labour Commissioner bemoans

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Acting Labour Commissioner Michelle A. McLean has revealed that it is a difficult task to get a local Virgin Islander employed in their own country.

January 27th, 2022
Short-staffed Labour Dept slowing work permit processing– Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has called for more flexibility in the public service regarding hiring new staff.

January 19th, 2022
'We cannot import all the labour & have locals sitting @ home'- Hon Wheatley

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has defended the Department of Labour and Workforce Development and the lengthy time that the department processes work permits.

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