Press Release

Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour
Release Date:
Monday, 9 October 2017 - 11:47am

The Labour Department is working to align persons with possible jobs within the Virgin Islands labour force, by spearheading a programme themed “Coming to a District Near You”.

The Labour Department is reaching out to BVIslanders, Belongers and also work permit holders who have been granted permission by the Immigration Department to seek alternate employment. Persons are asked to bring their passports in order to verify their immigration status. 

Labour Commissioner, Mrs. Janice Rymer spoke about the programme and stated that this initiative is part of the Department’s Strategic Plan and its aim is to provide persons with possible job opportunities; thus, assisting in the process of rebuilding lives and the Territory.

She further stated that, “Persons who register with the programme will be given the opportunity to be included in our existing database which employers utilise to source qualified candidates to fill vacancies.”

Registration will take place in each of the districts. The programme began in the First District on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at the West End Park and is scheduled to continue in the remaining districts on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the following locations:

Second District        -           To be announced

Third District             -          Valerie O. Thomas Community Centre

Fourth District           -         The Band Stand

Fifth District               -        The Basketball Court located across from the Church of God of Prophecy       

Sixth District              -        Ground Floor of the Virgin Islands School of Technical\ Studies

Seventh District        -         The Stickett

Eighth District           -         Entrance to Parham Town

Ninth District             -        The Vanterpool Building (The Valley) and North Sound (to be announced)

For more information, please contact Employment Services Manager, Mrs. Kishann Cupid Braithwaite at 442-5218.


Andra Phillip

Department of Information and Public Relations