Madame Speaker, after maintaining work permit fees at the same level since 1981, the BVI Government has amended the work permit fee structure to one that is progressive and based on income.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr. the Honourable Kedrick Pickering has announced that new work permit fees will come into effect on May 15.
The public is advised that the Virgin Gorda office of the Labour Department will be closed on Monday, April 10, until 2:00 p.m. to accommodate staff training.
The public is invited to participate in the testing of a revised process for renewal of work permits issued by the Labour Department.
The Labour Department is in the final stages of preparation to begin testing a new process for the renewal of work permits.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. the Honourable Kedrick Pickering, will attend the 10th International Labour Organisation (ILO) Meeting of Caribbean Ministers in Jamaica from February 22 to 24.
The public is advised that the Tortola and Virgin Gorda offices of the Labour Department will close on Thursday, February 2, at 1:00 p.m.
The Government of the Virgin Islands is moving ahead with plans to revise work permit fees as indicated in the 2016 Budget Address.
The public is advised that the Tortola and Virgin Gorda offices of the Labour Department will close on Thursday, September22.
The public is reminded that the new minimum wage of $6.00 per hour will take effect on October 1, 2016.