Topic: Culture, Festival and Fairs | Posted By: aphillip
Friday, 29 July 2016 - 3:27pm
Ladies and gentlemen, this weekend we will come together to mark one of our most important historical and cultural events, the Annual BVI Emancipation Festival celebrations, which will continue across this Territory over the next few days.
In a letter to the Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE conveyed deepest sympathy to the Government and people on the passing of former Prime Minister and Parliamentary Representative for San Fernando East, Honourable Patrick Manning.
In October of 2015, Cabinet reviewed and accepted the Minimum Wage Advisory Committee Report on the proposed new minimum wage; this report was subsequently tabled at the House of Assembly on 2nd November, 2015. The Attorney General was thereafter requested to draft the legal documentation to formally bring this minimum wage into force which will take effect on 1st October, 2016.