The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Communications and Works
Government of the Virgin Islands
Road Town, Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110
The Ministry of Communications and Works is the arm of Government responsible for the infrastructural development of the Territory. This responsibility is achieved through departments, statutory bodies and committees.
The Ministry of Communications and Works is dedicated to ensuring the continued development and maintenance of public infrastructure in keeping with international standards so that public utilities are reliable and affordable in support of an enhanced community life for every resident and visitor in the Virgin Islands.
An organisation, with a highly motivated and continuously trained staff, that partners with relevant stakeholders to ensure that the Virgin Islands enjoy the highest standards of internationally acceptable public infrastructure and utilities within its means, so that by the Year 2018, the Virgin Islands would:
- Have all sewage generated in the Territory disposed of in an environmentally-safe manner that meets international standards;
- Feature a pedestrian-friendly capital with a refreshing and pleasant ambience;
- Enjoy a public water supply system with water meeting international standards being available at-least 99% of the time;
- Enjoy a reliable electricity supply powered by traditional fossil fuels and proven renewable energy sources;
- Enjoy a public road network that facilitates the safe and efficient flow of traffic throughout the Territory;
- Afford residents and visitors an ample choice of service providers for affordable, efficient and reliable telecommunication services;
- Ensure the availability of affordable regulated public transportation on each of the Territory’s four main islands;
- Have available, safe and convenient passenger and cargo port facilities on the four main islands of the Territory;
- Ensure the availability of regular daily transportation service between Tortola and the other three main islands of the Territory; and
- Ensure that all newly constructed buildings in the Territory meet the relevant international electrical, plumbing and structural standards.
- We believe that customers and employees should be treated with respect and due consideration;
- We believe in providing friendly, courteous, efficient and professional service;
- We are committed to serving you honestly, ethically and lawfully;
- We are committed to accepting responsibility for our actions;
- We are committed to operating with full transparency;
- We are committed to the efficient use of resources; and
- We believe in the commitment of our employees and stakeholders to the mission of the Ministry.
What's Happening Within Our Ministry?
Deputy Secretaries (Ag.)
Andrew St. Hilaire
The Minister for Communications and Works Subjects include: Building Standards, Civil Aviation, Electricity, Explosives, Fire and Rescue, Hazardous Materials, Marine Transport, Meteorology, Ports, Public Works, Roads, Safety in Public Buildings, Telecommunications (including Broadcast Media), Transportation and Traffic, Water and Sewerage and Wickham’s Cay Development.
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The Permanent Secretary
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Telephone: 1(284) 468-2183
Fax: 1(284) 468-3090