Topic: House of Assembly, Law, Nature Conservation | Posted By: lstevens
Monday, 13 July 2020 - 4:26pm
Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Honourable Vincent Wheatley has stated that his ministry is working diligently to create and implement the framework necessary for key aspects of the Territory’s resources to be protected and sustainably managed.
Topic: Labour, Novel Coronavirus, Work Permits | Posted By: lstevens
Monday, 13 July 2020 - 4:19pm
The Department of Labour and Workforce Development is advising all businesses that all work permit renewals for submission to the department are to be accompanied by certificates of good standings from the Social Security Board, Inland Revenue Department and National Health Insurance, as well as the certificates of earnings from the Social Security Board and Inland Revenue Department for the applicable employee seeking a renewal of his or her work permit.
Las Islas Vírgenes son conocidas como un crisol de diversas nacionalidades, lo que hace que nuestro Territorio sea verdaderamente diverso. Un gran porcentaje de las personas que residen en las Islas Vírgenes Británicas son nativos de otros países, y muchos han residido en nuestras hermosas islas durante varios años y lo han convertido en su hogar.
Topic: National and Marine Parks | Posted By: aphillip
Friday, 10 July 2020 - 2:22pm
Mister Speaker, thank you for allowing me to make a brief statement on one of our National Parks, The Gorda Peak National Park. Gorda Peak was declared a national park in 1974 and is roughly 260 acres.
Topic: Immigration, Work Permits | Posted By: aphillip
Friday, 10 July 2020 - 2:15pm
The Virgin Islands is known to be a melting pot of various nationalities, which makes our Territory a truly diverse one. A large percentage of persons residing in the BVI are natives of other counties, and many have resided in our beautiful islands for several years and made it their home.
Topic: Nature Conservation, Water and Sewerage | Posted By: aphillip
Friday, 10 July 2020 - 2:04pm
Mr. Speaker, our tourism sector relies on the presence of pristine waters which sustains our ability to recreate and to provide fish, which forms part of our food security framework. Crystal clear waters allow for our reefs to thrive, as countless residents and visitors enjoy the same. However, Mr. Speaker, our coastal waters, more than ever, requires continued attention and focus. The prevalence of various diseases impacting reefs, storm water runoff which may carry large amounts of sediment from the land and the discharge of pollutants into the waters threaten the survivability of reefs and other marine ecosystems that support our livelihoods and lives. Sometimes, individuals may feel helpless in their ability to positively contribute to the protection of our coastal resources.