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Employers to get pay-out under 1000 jobs in 1000 days programme

1000 jobs in 1000 days

The government is reminding employers to submit detailed information on persons they’ve employed under the ‘1,000 Jobs in 1,000 Days’ Programme in order to be eligible for the 10 percent compensation of the total salaries paid.

The ‘1,000 Jobs in 1,000 Days’ initiative was a campaign promise on the VIP’s election manifesto. In return for hiring Virgin Islanders and Belongers, employers were promised that the government would pay 10 per cent of the salaries for employees under the programme.

However, the employers will only receive the funds from the government if they employ persons for 12 consecutive months. 

To be eligible for payout, employers can access the Compensation Benefit Form and Performance Evaluation Form on the government’s website at www.bvi.gov.vg under the “Department of Labour and Workforce Development” in the publications section.  

Completed forms must be sent to the Department of Labour and Workforce Development for processing via email, workforce@gov.vg.

With just two years completed in its term, the Fahie administration has not yet reached 1,000 days in office.

But the success of the 1,000 jobs initiative is not known as no figures have been given about the number of persons employed to date. 

The initiative was meant to address the issue of unemployment among Virgin Islanders and Belongers in the territory. 

 

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  1. Nonsense says:

    This is the most foolish thing I ever hear
    Why the h**l the vip government have to pay employers 10% salary to hire locals
    Andrew Fahie need mental help

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    • Seriously... says:

      If the government wish to employ 1000 persons, it is time to start to send people back to their homelands.

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      • @seriously... says:

        So why your government ain’t employ them as government workers
        Oh my bad ayo lazy and not qualified to work in government lmfao
        And besides ayo b***hes can’t live without expats help
        But don’t worry the COI will speak
        The UK and the US need to send ayo wicked bvi islanders backside back to the bvi

        • @ @Seriously says:

          There is no need to hire them as government workers when they can take your jobs. That is the labour laws of this land. The question is, why are you all sooo afraid to return home?? Why, because YOUR government can’t find ‘you’ and your children employment, ‘not even as lazy government workers’. Plus, your government have mismanaged your country’s finances, and that is why you are in our country with your ungrateful, jealous, selfish minds….talking crap on our news blogs about our people and our government leaders! Go sit on that!!!

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          • @ @@seriously says:

            I guess you’re one of the lazy a** idiot that private businesses and your government refuse to employ lmfao
            And besides other countries are better that your stinking island with dutty minded ppl like you
            You should be ashamed to even comment here ayo running to the UK and the US with ayo wicked self
            That’s why the private businesses choose the expats as employees and refuse ayo lazy f**kers
            I’m sure you are one of the idiots that hate the down island ppl but guess what the down island ppl still love ayo cause the are not train to hate ppl
            And ayo talking about BVI LOVE when y’all don’t know the meaning of love
            So idiot go pray for your sin

        • @ @Seriously says:

          Yet you can not acquire a lazy government job in your own country…and that’s why you are here!

          • @ @seriously says:

            I work for a local (tolans)
            And the funny part is my boss made it very clear the don’t want any locals to work for them cause the lazy
            You ppl going to work when ayo feel like and when y’all get pay ayo never show up to work one week after when the money finish
            Private businesses look for ppl with integrity, costumers services, honesty, experiences, intelligence and the list can go on and on which you ppl that are here commenting nonsense get none of those

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          • @@ seriously says:

            Ayo government don’t want y’all so he is forcing the private businesses to employ y’all
            But the ppl refuse to take you ppl lol
            What a shame

          • @ @ @seriously says:

            Want us or not, this is ‘Our’ country not yours and you all have to go home and stand on the unemployment line with the others, or ask your government for financial assistance because the law is the law. ‘That’s the funny part of it all!’

          • @ @ @@seriously says:

            Well then, on your return home… you will see how many of your country men have ran to the UK and America trying to get out of the mess ‘your government’ have created, always talking down another man’s country but still want to suck it dry. It’s time to return to the place your ungrateful heart deserve! C’est la vie!

          • Lisa says:

            Seems like your country don’t want you either. That’s why you are in the Bvi working and still lining up at family support network. Set of nasty ungrateful people.

  2. heckler says:

    The BVI lost a 1000 jobs in 100 days

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    • This is not the time says:

      Where is the work coming from. U all already have the country stagnant,,U all operate like managing Covid is the only job you all have,,,to add government put a freeze on hiring, the tourist service industry fighting to survive,,, Where is the work coming from,,,,Tell us,

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  3. hmmmm says:

    1000 jobs in 1000 days and giving employers hard time in labour, and people what already had permit ready to enter have to re-apply, who’s ever advising this government needs some guidance and advising their self’s!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Sue says:

    This Country is a Country covered in Makeup 💄. What happen to the 1000 jobs in 1000 days. How many benefited from that may I ask if I may? Perfect example of pulling the wool over the eyes of the people. The grand entrance with balloons and other over the top decorations as if hosting a gala was in very poor taste. I felt bad for the ones that fell right into the game that was played on them right before their eyes. 1000 job in 1000 days? PEOPLE, PLEASE WAKE UP AND PLEASE, I BEG YOU TO PLEASE START THINKING 🤔. MY WISH IS FOR THE COUNTRY TO BE GOVERNED BY THE UK UNTILL NEXT ELECTION. WE ARE GOVERNED BY A GROUP OF INEXPERIENCED, INEPT INDIVIDUALS WHO HAS FAILED TO RUN THE COUNTRY IN THE MANNER THAT THEY SHOULD.

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  5. Just want to say says:

    The so called PASTOR CONSULTANT NEEDS TO STOP MESSING WITH THE STRAY CATS ON THE ISLAND AND INFLICTING PAIN ON THE UNIVERSE INNOCENT CREATURES. THOSE CATS IS GOING TO APPEAR ONE NIGHT IN A GROUP AND HAND DOWN SOME SWIFT JUSTICE. YOU BRING HARM TO ONE OF THE UNIVERSE INNOCENT CREATURES, YOU WILL PAY A HEAVY PRICE. YOU OF ALL PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW THAT.

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    • @Just want to say says:

      The universe can’t do anything to anyone. You and your strange religion of floating planets, rocks, gas and ice…. Oh and a few stray cats. LOL… You need Jesus!

  6. So True says:

    Those cats is going to handle him alright. This is the year that all the evil dowers, shall fall on their knees. Look at the world, everyone that is is power is dropping one by one. If you have family in TEXAS THEY ARE GOING THROUGH A VERY ROUGH TIME. TED CRUZ WHO REPRESENTS TEXAS RAN OFF TO CANCUN WITH HIS FAMILY TO WARM WEATHER AND LEFT THE PEOPLE TO FREEZE. THE WHOLE POWER GRID BLEW OUT. ONLY THE HAVES HAVE BACK UP GENERATORS IN THEIR EXCLUSIVE HOMES.

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  7. L says:

    Was wondering how they’ll get 1000jobs in 1000days. Lmao so that’s how it works huh. I’ll pay you to hire this person. What nonsense.

    • Comment says:

      To start you can get 50+ persons employed at the various car dealerships. There are many deck workers that can be replaced with BVI citizens.

  8. SUCK TEETH says:

    THE VIP NEED A 1000 LICKS IN 10 DAYS IN THEIR TAIL. SET AH WASTE!

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  9. Wow says:

    Send Help !!!

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