• As members of the General British Registry of Ships, BVI registered vessels are subject to the same safety, security and environmental protection standards and regulations as UK vessels.
  • Commercial vessels are to comply with MCA Codes of Practice for Commercial Vessels of their type, class and size.
  • Vessels operating in the Caribean are to comply with respective Caribbean Codes or Regulations.
  • Certificates issued by the UK are recognized.

 

Micro, Small & Medium size Enterprises

“Micro Enterprise” means any business where there shall be no more than 5 employees and the gross annual receipts should not exceed $25,000;
“Small Enterprise” means any business where there shall be no more than 10 employees and the gross annual receipts should not exceed $125,000;
“Medium Enterprise” means an already established enterprise where there shall be no more than 20 employees and the gross annual receipts should not exceed $200,000

The Department of Information and Public Relations, the Government Information Service (GIS), is committed to providing the public full and timely information on the functions and activities of the Virgin Islands Government, its departments and divisions, statutory boards and committees.

The Department of Information and Public Relations in an effort to keep the public well informed, publishes a number of periodicals and general information pamphlets, which are available at the office or accessed online.

 

Town and Country Planning Department, Chief Minister's Office, provides the following services to the General Public:

  • Processing of Development applications;
  • Monitoring and controlling development activities;
  • Preparing development plans
  • Producing maps and presenting graphic information

Answer:

The Red Ensign bearing the Virgin Islands coat of arms or, un-defaced (without the coat of arms).

For a project developmet, you would need to submit three copies of the completed form along with three sets of drawnings containing:

  • A local Plan
  • A Site Plan
  • All floor Plans
  • Two Elevations
  • One Section
  • Details and specifications of septic or sewage system.

Proof of ownership or consent of property owners must also be provided.

The Hotel Aid (Amendment) Act, 2005 defines hotel as: “any building or group of buildings (including all structures appurtenant thereto or within the cartilage thereof) used or intended to be used for the accommodation of guests for gain or reward and containing, or intended to contain when complete, not less than three bedrooms for the accommodation of such guests.”

Development means that carrying out of building, engineering, mining or any other earth moving operations in, on, over or under our land. The making of material change in the use of a building or other land, the subdivision of land and the display of advertisements on any part of a building or land.

Hotel Aid refers to the benefits derived from a piece of incentive legislation for the hotel accommodations sector known as the Hotel Aid Ordinance (Cap 290) which enables qualified applicants to obtain a licence permitting them to import eligible items for the construction, equipping, extension or renovation of a hotel property, free of import duties.

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