Application For Work Permits

Tuesday, 12 March 2024 - 1:41pm

The Department of Labour and Workforce Development is reminding employers who apply for work permits, of the annual submission requirement of an authorised signatory list. 

Work Permit Exemptions Expanded For Short-Term Service Providers

Friday, 8 March 2024 - 11:07am

The Government of the Virgin Islands is pleased to announce simplified work permit requirements for specific categories of individuals providing short-term services in the Territory. 

Mervin Hastings Appointed Acting Labour Commissioner

Friday, 1 March 2024 - 5:23pm

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

Department Of Labour To Close At Noon On Friday

Friday, 16 February 2024 - 11:14am

The public is advised that the Department of Labour and Workforce Development offices on Tortola and Virgin Gorda will be closed at noon Friday, February 16, to accommodate the department's General Staff Meeting.

Statement By Deputy Premier On Advisory Committee To Review Minimum Wage

Thursday, 9 November 2023 - 4:38pm

I am happy to announce that the Ministry of Financial Services, Labour and Trade has established an ad hoc advisory committee to review the minimum wage in the Virgin Islands.

Advisory Committee To Review Minimum Wage

Thursday, 9 November 2023 - 11:24am

The Ministry of Financial Services, Labour and Trade has today announced the establishment of an ad hoc Advisory Committee to review the minimum wage.

BVI Trade Mission: Fostering International Collaboration And Investment In Guyana

Friday, 28 July 2023 - 5:26pm

The Government of the British Virgin Islands is delighted to announce that the Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Labour, and Trade, the Hon. Lorna Smith, OBE, will lead a diverse, 17-member delegation on a significant trade mission to Guyana from 30th July to 4th August 2023.

Revised Schedule For July Business Round Table Meetings

Monday, 10 July 2023 - 4:36pm

Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Labour and Trade, Honourable Lorna Smith, OBE will be hosting the remaining Business Round Table meetings from Wednesday, July 12 to 19.

Statement by Deputy Premier On Population and Housing Census 2023

Thursday, 15 June 2023 - 5:20pm

I extend my warmest greetings to all those who proudly call the Virgin Islands their home.

Department Of Labour And Workforce Development To Handle Executive Work Permit

Thursday, 25 May 2023 - 3:19pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands through the Ministry of Financial Services, Labour and Trade announces the transfer of Executive Work Permit (EWP) processing to the Department of Labour and Workforce Development. 

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