Press Release

Ministry of Financial Services, Labour and Trade
Release Date:
Friday, 1 March 2024 - 5:23pm

Mr. Mervin Hastings has been appointed Acting Labour Commissioner in the Department of Labour and Workforce Development.

Mr. Hastings’ appointment follows the retirement of former Labour Commissioner, Ms. Michelle Mclean and is effective March 1, 2024 for a period of two months, or until the vacancy is filled.

The new Acting Labour Comissioner brings 34 years of experience in the Public Service to this role, having served as Acting Deputy Chief Conservation and Fisheries Officer from 2010 to 2020 and as Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change for the past 3 years.

The Government of the Virgin Islands remains committed to the promotion of good labour management practices and the protection of the rights, wages, working conditions, safety, health and welfare of workers.


Eusa Z. Adams

Assistant Information Officer
Deputy Governor's Office
Government of the Virgin Islands
Tel: 284.468.2219