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May 24th, 2022
VI property owners urged to settle arrears during tax amnesty

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands is extending to property owners 100-percent reduction on property tax interests accrued for the years 2021 and prior.

February 7th, 2022
UPDATE: ER sickout protest continues with roughly 10 nurses, auxiliary staff

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) stating he has not been informed officially of a sickout by medical staff of Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital’s Emergency Room (ER), the protest action has reportedly entered its fourth day, today, Monday, February 7, 2022.

November 3rd, 2021
Teachers begin receiving $300 stipend requested by Teachers Union

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Education, Culture Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has announced that a number of teachers have received the $300 promised by Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A Fahie (R1) in September 2021.

September 3rd, 2021
VI Gov’t to pay $269K to St Lucia for accommodating VI prisoners

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Cabinet of the Virgin Islands has approved payments of $269,940 to be paid to the Government of St Lucia, for accommodating prisoners as a result of damages to the Her Majesty’s Prison by hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.

February 26th, 2021
Cabinet approves $360K month payment for barge patrol services

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Cabinet of the Virgin Islands has given the green light for the payment of $360,000 to a local company for providing sea patrols for one month.

April 15th, 2020
‘Have mercy on the people’ – Premier Fahie to banks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has made another passionate appeal to telecoms, utility companies and banks in the Virgin Islands to be considerate of the situation of their customers during this COVID-19 lockdown period.

April 8th, 2020
‘We tired of this wickedness’- ZBVI Radio announcer slams management on air

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- A veteran broadcaster on ZBVI Radio has slammed the radio station’s management for reportedly failing to pay staff in time to stock up on food supplies and other essential items for the 14-day lockdown currently in force in the Virgin Islands.

July 26th, 2019
Modern day slavery! People working 3 months without pay- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Describing the issue as modern day slavery, Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA has said there are employers in the territory who are taking unreasonably long periods to pay their employees, as long as three months in known cases.

March 23rd, 2018
Gov't owes asphalt company $$; Reason for bad roads- Hon Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Residents have been complaining about the longstanding issue of bad roads throughout the territory and with the passage of the hurricanes in September 2017, they have gotten worse, causing damages to persons vehicles and even causing accidents.

October 28th, 2017
'No layoffs in the public service'- Premier Smith

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI - During a press conference on Thursday, October 26, 2017 streaming live on the Government of the Virgin Islands YouTube page, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), Premier and Minister of Finance, reassured civil servants that there will be no layoffs.

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