The Ministry provides leadership and funding, develops policy and legislation, develops accountability frameworks and monitors performance for all education, youth, sports, library, cultural and rehabilitative matters.

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture has responsibility for all educational services, the Department of Culture, the Department of Library Services, the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports and Her Majesty's Prison as well as the BVI National Commission for UNESCO.


To develop the mental, physical, social and spiritual being of every individual whom the Ministry serves so that they become responsible and productive in an increasingly vibrant and technological Virgin Islands society.


To provide high quality education and rehabilitative services, as well as, to facilitate access to and participation in sports, recreation and culture, in order to enrich the lives of all residents of these Virgin Islands.

Core Values

We believe in a safe and healthy working environment where employees feel valued and respected, where confidentiality and ethics are promoted, and efficient service is rendered.


Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture

Dr. the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley
Permanent Secretary
Mrs. Carolyn Stoutt-Igwe

Chief Education Officer (Ag.)
Connie George

Assistant Secretary
Lorna Stevens

Ministry Subjects

The Minister of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture subjects include: Censorship, Cinemas, Colleges and Universities, Culture, Ecclesiastical Affairs, Education, Festival and Fairs, Historical Sites and Monuments, Museums, Prisons, Public Libraries, Scholarships (excluding Civil Service Training), Sports and Recreation and Youth Affairs.


Statutory Boards

Other Boards/Associated Agencies

Board of Film Censors
Early Education Advisory Committee (Not Active)
Education Advisory Board (Not Active)
Festival and Fairs Committee
Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall
Library Services Committee
Prison Visiting Committee
Recreation Trust
Scholarship Committee
Scholarship Trust Fund Board
Medical School Steering Negotiation Commitee (Not Active)
Adopt-a-School Committe

Ministry of Education and Culture
P.O. Box 72 Wickham’s Cay 1
Road Town, Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110 

Business Hours:

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


Telephone: 1(284) 468-2151
​Fax: 1(284) 468-3343