The vast majority of the digital images online are public domain. Therefore, no written permission is required to use them. We would appreciate your crediting the Department of Information and Public Relations as the original source.
For the few images that may be copyrighted, permission is required to use the images.
There are a few images obtained from other organizations on our site and are always credited. Permission to use these photographs should be obtained directly from those organizations.

The Department of Information and Public Relations, the Government Information Service (GIS), is committed to providing the public full and timely information on the functions and activities of the Virgin Islands Government, its departments and divisions, statutory boards and committees.

The Department of Information and Public Relations in an effort to keep the public well informed, publishes a number of periodicals and general information pamphlets, which are available at the office or accessed online.


Before it happens! Timing is everything in the news business. If you contact us after the fact, it is usually too late to garner media interest. The more time we have in advance of the news, the more effective we can be. Public Relations can work with you to determine if external media may be interested and to plan an appropriate outreach strategy. If you contact us with news at the last minute, we may still be able to help, but we ask that you bear in mind that much of the news coverage that we read, see or hear was planned well in advance.