Press Release

Premier's Office
Planning Authority
Release Date:
Wednesday, 22 September 2021 - 4:04pm

Qualified persons are invited to submit applications for the position of Chairman of the Physical Planning Appeals Tribunal by October 4.

The Chairman’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, examining the issues between the Planning Authorities and the Physical Plan Development applicant, to determine the merits of an appeal of a planning decision having regard to the purposes of the Physical Planning Act and its relevant provisions.

The Chairman must also apply the skills and knowledge needed to secure consistency in the execution of policy, any approved development plan relevant to the issues and any other material planning considerations.

Applicants for the position of Chairman shall be persons not in the public service and shall be persons who have knowledge and experience in land development matters; environmental, coastal and marine matters; agriculture; commerce and industry economic and financial matters; Crown lands; housing; infrastructure and utilities; any other area of public interest that the minister considers relevant to physical planning.

Qualified persons must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree or comparable equivalent experience of at least ten years in planning, architecture, building designs, building engineering, environmental design and a demonstrable understanding of the physical and land development with at least eight years’ experience as resident and a professional in the Virgin Islands.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and Résumé/Curri​culum Vitea to the address provided below by October 4, 2021.  

Permanent Secretary
Premier's Office
Cutlass Building, 2nd Floor
Road Town, Tortola VG1110
Virgin Islands
Tel: (284) 468-2152

A full description of the position entails as well as educational requirements and necessary skills can be found on the Government’s website at


Nia Douglas-Wheatley

Communications Officer II
Deputy Governor's Office
Government of the Virgin Islands
Tel: 284.468.2350