To serve our community through an independent and impartial system according to the law.


The achievement of professionalism and excellence in the effective and efficient delivery of justice that benefits the community and maintains the rule of law.



  • Be accountable for our administrative and judicial functions
  • Employ our resources efficiently and effectively in line with best practice and world class benchmarks.


  • To deliver high quality service
  • To ensure properly trained staff
  • To value team work
  • To maintain respect for the community and co-workers
  • To take pride in our work
  • To be responsive to our stakeholder and clients

Judicial Independence

  • To ensure that the Magistrate’s Court remains independent in the exercise of its duties.

Community Trust and Confidence

  • To act without bias
  • To demonstrate integrity
  • To act independently
  • To value feedback from users

Governing Legislations

Legislation to which the Court are governed by:

  • The Magistrate’s Code of Procedure Act and amendments
  • Criminal Code  (Amendment) Acts of the Virgin Islands
  • Evidence Act
  • Virgin Islands Proceeds of Criminal Conduct (Amendment) Act
  • Virgin Islands Youth Court Act 2005
  • Drug Trafficking Offences (Amendment) Act
  • Virgin Islands Criminal Justice (Alternative Sentencing) Act
  • Coroner’s Act Cap 15 of the Laws of the Virgin Islands

Employment Opportunities Within The Department

Closing Date
Office Generalist Trainee

Office Generalist Trainee

Role Summary

The successful applicant will assist with frontline and/or courier duties to ensure professional customer service is provided to the Ministry/Department and public at all times.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Provide professional frontline service to clients.
  2. Assist visitors in a timely manner to facilitate effective communication and customer service.
  3. Ensure that all correspondence is collected, delivered and recorded appropriately according to the procedural guide to facilitate effective information flow.
  4. Assist with the filing of correspondence to keep filing up to date so that complete records are available for reference.
  5. Maintain office equipment and assist senior officers by completing all photocopying, binding and typing in a timely manner to facilitate the effectiveness and efficiency of the Ministry/Department.
  6. Maintain vehicles in accordance to procedural guide to ensure they are in working order when required.
  7. Ensure that hearing lists and civil summonses are prepared in accordance with the procedural guide in order to facilitate effective management of the department.
  8. Perform any other related duties as required by Supervisor or any other senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the Ministry/Department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalency
  • Valid BVI driver’s licence
  • Basic knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Basic knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
  • Basic knowledge of general office procedures
  • Sound interpersonal skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
Closing Date:
4 December 2023
4 December 2023

Department Contact Information

To make contact with Magistracy, see below for contact information:


P.O. Box 140 
Road Town, Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday  
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Email Address: magistratescourtjh@gov.vg

Tel: 1-284-468-4360
Fax: 1-284-468-4302