Press Release

Ministry of Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration
Department of Labour and Workforce Development
Release Date:
Wednesday, 16 June 2021 - 1:45pm

The Sister Islands of Jost Van Dyke and Anegada will receive another visit from officers from the Department of Labour and Workforce Development’s Labour Protection and Labour Relations Units.

The officers will conduct inspections and address any disputes lodged as well as to record complaints voiced by the residents.

The visits are in keeping with mandated practices following the launch of an initiative by Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley.

At the time of the visits in March, Honourable Wheatley stated that over the years, the Sister Islands had been neglected in these areas due to limited financial resources and that the initial visit exposed the need for regular visits.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner of Labour Mrs. Michelle McLean, stated that after the scheduled visits for this month, the team will again be visiting the Sister Islands in September.

The Department of Labour and Workforce Development’s mission is to promote good labour/management practices at workplaces to ensure stable and harmonious labour relations between employers and employees, to improve the utilisation of human resources by providing a range of employment service to meet wages, working conditions, safety, health and welfare of workers, both in the private and public sectors, through enforcement of the British Virgin Islands Labour Laws.

Photo: Official photo of Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley

Author

Paul Bridgewater

Information Officer I (Ag.)
Department of Information and Public Relations
Telephone:468-3333
Email: Pbridgewater@gov.vg