Government will be tackling the Labour and Immigration reform policies by using a three-month timeframe to gain more feedback from the public before moving forward.
This is according to Premier Andrew Fahie who was speaking in the House of Assembly recently. He said this measure will seek to get the public more involved in assisting with creating a modified Labour and Immigration policy.
“I am asking all Virgin Islanders to come out to the public meetings which we will now divorce ourselves as elected officials for them for a little while, so that people can be free to dialogue and come up with what will help to shape the new Immigration and Labour policy and we are going to give a window of three months for this dialogue to take place,” the Premier said.
He continued: “After we’ve done that, we are going to bring that all together and also reshape the new policy for Immigration and Labour and also the necessary amendments for the Act.”
The Premier had said the proposed and drafted Labour and Immigration reform policies will be made readily available for the public to review online.
The Premier’s approach to this Labour and Immigration reform policies is said to contrast that of the recently-passed Immigration and Passport Amendment 2019 Bill, which was only brought to residents for discussion after receiving major public backlash.
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