Unemployment/Underemployment Benefits Deadline On July 15

Thursday, 9 July 2020 - 11:33am

The public is reminded that Wednesday July 15 is the deadline for submission of applications for COVID-19 unemployment/underemployment benefits.

Statement by Honourable Vincent Wheatley - Labour And Immigration

Friday, 12 June 2020 - 9:13am

Mister Speaker, I thank you for the opportunity to stand before you today and give a statement on Labour and Immigration matters.  As you and the Members of this Honourable House will remember I made a statement on Sunday, 3rd May to the people of these beautiful Virgin Islands updating them on Labour and Immigration matters.  Mister Speaker, today I wish to give supplemental information that will answer some burning questions coming out of that statement.

Honourable Vincent Wheatley's Mother’s Day Message

Sunday, 10 May 2020 - 8:00am

"Mothers are like glue. Even when you can't see them, they're still holding the family together." Today, Sunday, May 10 is the day the whole world pauses to celebrate and show appreciation to all mothers.

Formularios De Exención De Permiso De Trabajo Ya No Serán Aceptados

Friday, 8 May 2020 - 3:00pm

Se notifica al público que a partir de hoy, viernes 8, mayo, el Ministerio de Recursos Naturales, Trabajo e Inmigración ya no aceptará solicitudes de exención de permisos de trabajo hasta nuevo aviso.

Work Permit Exemption Forms No Longer Accepted

Friday, 8 May 2020 - 11:38am

The public is notified that effective today, Friday 8, May, the Ministry of Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration will no longer be accepting work permit exemption applications until further notice.

Businesses Reminded To Complete Workforce Assessment

Thursday, 7 May 2020 - 12:59pm

Businesses in the Territory are reminded to submit their Workforce Assessment to the Department of Labour and Workforce Development. 

Labour Department Work Permit Update

Thursday, 7 May 2020 - 11:44am

The public is advised that appointments for the collection of work permit renewals will be prioritised for those businesses approved by the Government for reopening at this time, and for those businesses that have submitted the Workforce Assessment. 

Employees Urged To Contact The Dispute Unit For Assistance

Sunday, 3 May 2020 - 6:27pm

Employees who are having disputes with their employers and need assistance are urged to contact the Department of Labour and Workforce Development’s Disputes Unit.

Orientation Sessions Suspended Until Further Notice

Sunday, 3 May 2020 - 6:21pm

Businesses in the Territory are notified that the orientation sessions conducted for employers and employees by the Immigration Department and the Department of Labour and Workforce Development  are suspended until further notice.   

In the interim, hand-outs and the use of technology will be utilised to aid employers and employees with the requirements and rules of both departments.

Statement By The Honourable Vincent Wheatley On The Department Of Labour & Workforce Development And Immigration Department

Sunday, 3 May 2020 - 5:35pm

Good day to the people of these beautiful Virgin Islands.  I greet you in the midst of this global Pandemic which has taken us into what the Premier has termed the “New Regular” where we have to adapt, live and work with COVID-19.  Today, I make this statement as the Minister for responsible for Labour and Immigration matters.

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