The Department of Information and Public Relations also referred to as the Government Information Services (GIS), falls under the portfolio of the Premier’s Office.  We are committed to providing the public with timely information on the programmes, policies, projects and activities of the Government of the Virgin Islands.

We serve as the communication link between the Government and the public to assist in creating a better understanding of its activities. Our communication goals are achieved through contacts with government ministries, the media and the general public.

The department strives to accomplish the following goals:

· A heightened awareness of Government’s policies and initiatives
· Easy public access to relevant and accurate information
· Timely and accurate dissemination of information
· Improved understanding of Government functions.
 

Vision

To be the preferred communications and public relations team in delivering public information for the Government of the Virgin Islands.

Mission

To position the Department of Information and Public Relations as the main source for quality work and professional advice in all areas of communications and public relations.
 

Mandate

To function as a strategizing body for Government’s information and communication system and offer effective and efficient services to Government ministries, departments and the BVI Community. Additionally, to function as a high quality, accurate and timely provider of Government information to the public by using all available forms of media.
 

Core Values

Respect - We are committed to dignity and we respect each other's opinion.

Integrity - We value a workplace culture that promotes personal and professional integrity.

Diversity - We value a workplace where diversity in all its forms is encouraged and recognised for its contribution to a more creative, rewarding and productive public service.

Accountability - We value a workplace where accountability for our actions, prudent use of resources and responsibility for our successes and failures are reflected in how we conduct ourselves.

Our Services

We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our customers (internal and external) by delivering an extensive range of service in convenient and accessible formats in the following areas:

  • Public relations, advertising and promotion in support of the communication objectives of ministries/departments;
  • Publications and print production including graphic designs;
  • Photographic services and prints of official events and functions;
  • Video/audio services which include a digital library for convenient and quick access to information;
  • On-line services via the Government's Portal.
 

Our Commitment To You

We are committed to respecting the rights of our customers; including:

  • The right to lodge a complaint;
  • The right to privacy and confidentiality;
  • The right to access services and public information in a manner which meets your needs.

Department Contact Information

To make contact with Department of Information & Public Relations, see below for contact information:

Department of Information and Public Relations

RFG Edifice Building, 5th Floor
354 James Walter Francis Drive
Road Town, Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday  
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Email Address: gis@gov.vg

Telephone: 1(284) 468-2730
Fax: 1(284) 468-2750

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