Public Assured Upcoming Reclamation Will Not Affect Ruins

Friday, 8 January 2021 - 3:15pm

Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent Wheatley has said that the upcoming reclamation works in the Pockwood Pond area will not affect the Dungeon historical ruins site.

Waiver Of Extensions To Entry Permits Extended Until January 31

Thursday, 24 December 2020 - 12:22pm

Work permit holders are notified that the Immigration Department has extended the waiver of the issuance of extensions to entry permits until January 31, 2021.

Declaración Del Honorable Vincent Wheatley Sobre El Incidente Del 20 De Diciembre – Entrada Denegada A Individuo

Wednesday, 23 December 2020 - 5:10pm

El domingo 20 de diciembre de 2020, un nativo de la República Dominicana viajó a las IVB y posteriormente Inmigración le negó la entrada al Aeropuerto Internacional Terrance B. Lettsome. Luego, el pasajero fue transportado a Wyndham Tortola (Lambert Beach Resort) donde se esperaba que se pusiera en cuarentena y esperara la salida programada del Territorio el lunes 21 de diciembre de 2020.

2020 Christmas Message By The Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley

Wednesday, 23 December 2020 - 1:30pm

Season’s Greetings, from my family to yours, I am Vincent Wheatley, Representative for the Ninth District and Minister responsible for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration for the Government of the Virgin Islands. On behalf of myself and my Ministry, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a safe, enjoyable and peaceful Holiday Season. 

Statement by Honourable Vincent Wheatley: Incident Of 20 December - Individual Denied Entry

Tuesday, 22 December 2020 - 2:17pm

On Sunday, 20th December, 2020 a native of the Dominican Republic travelled to the BVI and was subsequently refused entry by Immigration at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport. The passenger was then transported to Wyndham Tortola (Lambert Beach Resort) where he was expected to quarantine and await the scheduled departure from the Territory on Monday, 21st December, 2020.

Work Permit Exemption Forms No Longer Accepted

Monday, 21 December 2020 - 4:13pm

The public is reminded that the Ministry of Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration is still not accepting work permit exemption applications until further notice. 

National Parks Trust Launches First Environmental Atlas

Friday, 11 December 2020 - 3:17pm

The National Parks Trust of the Virgin Islands (NPTVI) launched its first Environmental Atlas which is expected to bring greater awareness of the Territory’s natural landscape and biodiversity.

Argel Horton Featured For Black In Marine Science Week

Friday, 4 December 2020 - 1:23pm

Marine Biologist in the Environment and Climate Change Unit Ms. Argel Horton is being featured by the Marine Conservation Society along with two (2) other prominent Caribbean Scientists and marine conservationists as they celebrate Black in Marine Science Week 2020, from November 29 to December 5.

Labour Department - 2021 Trade Licences Submissions

Thursday, 3 December 2020 - 4:32pm

The Department of Labour and Workforce Development is reminding business owners that work permit applications submitted during the month of December must be accompanied by copies of the requisite 2021 Trade Licences

Submission Of New Work Permit Procedures

Wednesday, 2 December 2020 - 4:44pm

The Department of Labour and Workforce Development is informing employers that effective December 3, new Work Permit applications will no longer require the approval of the Honourable Minister for Labour prior to submission of applications.

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