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Archive for June, 2019

Castoff 3rd-generation BVIslanders living overseas gets 6-week Belongership offer

Castoff 3rd-generation BVIslanders living overseas gets 6-week Belongership offer

Premier Andrew Fahie is calling on castoff and statusless third-generation BVIslanders living overseas to return to the territory to receive Belongership. He made the appeal at Monday’s sitting of House of Assembly when amendments to the territory’s Immigration and Passport […]

by / on June 4, 2019 at 8:03 AM /
Premier rubbishes claims of ‘unfavourable terrain’ | Up to 5yrs to improve internet

Premier rubbishes claims of ‘unfavourable terrain’ | Up to 5yrs to improve internet

Premier Andrew Fahie has rubbished the reasons local telecommunications providers recently gave for their poor and expensive internet service to the territory. The Premier was responding to recent BVI News report in which two of the three main telecoms providers […]

by / on June 4, 2019 at 7:44 AM /
‘Pay up or lose it’, says Wheatley to delinquent landowners

‘Pay up or lose it’, says Wheatley to delinquent landowners

Residents across the British Virgin Islands who were assigned Crown land but never made payments are at risk of losing the said properties. A tough-talking Minister for Natural Resources Vincent Wheatley said these persons are being given a small window […]

by / on June 4, 2019 at 7:16 AM /
‘Cruise line prefers to go to Antarctica than service BVI’,

‘Cruise line prefers to go to Antarctica than service BVI’,

At least one cruise line said it prefers to travel to the frigid south pole on the other side of the globe than to make calls to the British Virgin Islands. Premier and Minister for Tourism Andrew Fahie claimed the […]

by / on June 4, 2019 at 6:35 AM /
Speaker threatens action against Opposition Leader for perceived ‘insubordination’

Speaker threatens action against Opposition Leader for perceived ‘insubordination’

Speaker of the House of Assembly Julian Willock threatened to take action against Opposition Leader Marlon Penn after Penn neglected to follow his directions during Monday’s sitting of the House.   Willock did not specify what actions he would be […]

by / on June 3, 2019 at 6:23 PM /
Goal post shift: Expats now need 20 years to pre-qualify for govt’s regularisation

Goal post shift: Expats now need 20 years to pre-qualify for govt’s regularisation

Select expatriates must now be living in the British Virgin Islands for more than 20 years to pre-qualify for government’s expat regularisation programme, Premier Andrew Fahie has said. His remarks follow a series of meetings with residents on the controversial […]

by / on June 3, 2019 at 7:52 AM /
Heavy penalties coming for non-taxpaying expats, says Premier

Heavy penalties coming for non-taxpaying expats, says Premier

Harsh penalties are in the pipeline for expatriates who find ways to avoid paying taxes in the British Virgin Islands. In a public adress on Sunday, June 2, Premier Andrew Fahie said this crackdown is part of his government’s upcoming […]

by / on June 3, 2019 at 7:26 AM /
Stricter screening for expats  coming for employment, renewing work permit

Stricter screening for expats coming for employment, renewing work permit

While noting that the territory’s borders have been open for far too long, Premier Andrew Fahie has indicated his government will implement policies that could make it more difficult for non-locals to remain or move to the BVI for work. […]

by / on June 3, 2019 at 7:10 AM /
Job seekers flock career expo, 30+ businesses participate

Job seekers flock career expo, 30+ businesses participate

More than 30 exhibitors were present at the HireBVI Career Exposition which had an unexpectedly overwhelming turnout of job seekers. This according to Managing Director of HireBVI, Rekeema Turnbull who said there was a high probability of attendees attaining a […]

by / on June 3, 2019 at 6:32 AM /