Press Release

Premier's Office
Release Date:
Monday, 20 June 2022 - 3:13pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands is seeking qualified persons to serve as members of the Physical Planning Appeals Tribunal.

The Appeals Tribunal was established under the Physical Planning Act, 2004 and is under the portfolio of the Premier’s Office. The Tribunal’s purpose is that of hearing appeals under the Physical Planning Act 2004 to examine issues between the Authority and applicants to determine the merits of appeals of the Authority’s decisions.

Prospective candidates must bring special talent, skill, and knowledge in contributing to the governance and policy direction of the Appeals Tribunal, which may include experience, understanding of basic tribunal procedures, business, and an enthusiasm for the work of the organisation, willingness to learn Tribunal skills, technical skills, and the ability to listen.

Applicants must reside in the Virgin Islands and meet all the conditions of eligibility, as well as have the professional competencies and a balance of skills that match the mandate and responsibilities of the Physical Planning Appeals Tribunal.

Tribunal members must possess the requisite knowledge, experience and /or training in the Physical Planning sectors, including Land development matters; Environmental, coastal, and marine matters; Agriculture; Commerce and industry; Economic and financial matters; Crown lands; Housing; Infrastructure and utilities and other areas relevant to physical planning.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree or ten years’ experience in planning, architecture building designs, building engineering, environmental design and/ or eight years’ experience as a professional in an area of the aforementioned physical planning sectors and have a demonstrable understanding of physical and land development.

Applicants should complete the application form by Wednesday, June 29, 2022 and send via email and/or hand deliver it along with a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae and submit to:

Permanent Secretary

Premier’s Office

Cutlass Building

Second Floor Road Town,

Tortola British Virgin Islands

Tel: (284) 468-2152




NOTES TO EDITOR(S): Vacancy notice and application form are attached. Physical Planning Act available on


April Glasgow

Information Officer II
Department of Information and Public Relations
Phone: (284) 468-2730