Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour
Department of Labour and Workforce Development
Release Date:
Friday, 28 July 2017 - 9:41am

All employers operating on the Festival Grounds during the upcoming BVI Emancipation Festival are reminded that they are to apply for and obtain a work permit for any non-Belonger/non-BVIslander they desire to employ. 

Employers are encouraged to submit applications within 5 to 10 days in advance of commencement of work.  Failure to do so will render persons in direct violation of section 171 of the 2010 Labour Code.

For more information regarding Work Permit Applications persons may call the Labour Department at 468-4708 or 468-4780.


Sheriece T. Smith

Information Officer II 
Dept. of Information & Public Relations 
Telephone: 468- 2740
Email:    shersmith@gov.vg