The Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour is responsible for the effective management of the natural resources of the British Virgin Islands, as well as the keen regulation of the supply of labour in the Territory, ensuring that supply meets demand. These functions are carried out through the various departments and statutory bodies in the Ministry’s portfolio.

Vision

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour envisions sound stewardship of our human and natural resources by implementing a legal framework that fosters environmentally-friendly management practices, and achieves fairness in the workplace for both employees and employers through vigorously upheld labour laws.

Mission

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour endeavours to effectively manage and administer the natural resources of the Territory in a manner that ensures long term sustainability, and to ensure that the supply of labour is commensurate with the level of development in all sectors of the economy under working conditions which preserve the individuals' health, safety, and welfare.

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Minister of Natural Resources and Labour

Dr. Hon. Kedrick Pickering
Permanent Secretary
Ronald Smith-Berkeley

Deputy Secretary
Joseph Smith Abbott

Assistant Secretary
Jennifer Hodge Penn

Ministry Subjects

The Minister of Natural Resources and Labour's subjects include: Agriculture, Airports, Alternative Energy, Climate Change, Coastal Zone Management, Co-operatives, Crown Lands (including seabed), Environment, Fisheries, Food Security, Forestry, Geology, Global Warming, Housing, Labour, Land Reclamation, Land Policy, Land Registration, Minerals and Mining, National and Marine Parks, Nature Conservation, Survey and Veterinary Services.

Departments

Statutory Boards

Other Boards/Associated Agencies

Land Surveyors Board (Not Active)

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour 
33 Admin Drive
Central Administration Complex
Road Town, Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cashier: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Email: nrl@gov.vg

Telephone: 1(284) 468-2147
Fax: 1(284) 468-3321