Press Release

Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour
Release Date:
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 - 4:45pm

Persons who utilise the Territory’s seabed in the form of reclamations, jetties and breakwaters, subleases and moorings are urged to settle all outstanding payments by December 31, 2015. 

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour is informing the public that outstanding payments must be made as steps will be taken to regularise all illegal developments on the seabed by January 29, 2016.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr. Ronald Smith-Berkeley said payments are due by December 31, 2015, for persons who have outstanding balances on their accounts for seabed development.

He said individuals with moorings accounts up to March 30, 2013 are to submit outstanding payments to the Ministry, while outstanding payments for moorings with effect from April 1, 2013 are to be paid to National Parks Trust of the Virgin Islands.

Mr. Smith-Berkeley added that outstanding payments must also be paid by persons who were granted permission to engage in marina type developments, and as a condition of approval were required to pay an environmental fee but have not already done so.

He said failure to adhere to these requests or to visit the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour and or the National Parks Trust of the Virgin Islands to make other arrangements, will result in further penalties being added to these accounts and subsequent legal action being taken.

For more information about payments or seabed developments, contact the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour at 468-2147.


Sheriece T. Smith

Information Officer II 
Dept. of Information & Public Relations 
Telephone: 468- 2740