The Public Service of the Virgin Islands has charted a course to transform its operations following a series of strategic planning days.
Permanent Secretaries, constitutional and department heads, and senior officials participated in the sessions designed to develop and align the ministerial strategic priorities and the 2015 objectives with the outcome of delivering a high performing public sector.
The International Tax Authority (ITA) of the Ministry of Finance, Government of the Virgin Islands, is informing the public that it has now published Version 2.0 of the Guidance Notes on the International Tax Compliance Requirements of the Intergovernmental Agreements (IGAs) between the British Virgin Islands and the United States of America and the United Kingdom.
The Virgin Islands became the first Caribbean Territory and a leader amongst small island states globally in establishing the policy and financing framework needed to address the causes and impacts of climate change.
Collection of waste in residential areas in Anegada, will now be done on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of every week.
According to the Department of Waste Management, residents who wish to have their trash collected are required to place it on the street directly outside their homes by 7:30 a.m. on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s in time for 8:00 a.m. pick up.
Over 4,200 persons from the public and private sector participated in this year’s national tsunami exercise, Caribe Wave Lantex 15.
This year’s scenario was based on a magnitude 8.5 earthquake occurring north of Panama. The exercise commenced at 10:05 am on March 25 and concluded just after midday with participation of persons on Anegda, Jost Van Dyke, Tortola and Virgin Gorda. The exercise was designed to allow for testing of the national emergency broadcast and alert system and to evaluate the newly revised tsunami protocols which provide guidance to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force and the Department of Disaster Management in handling response operations for this type of hazard impact.
Importers of unclaimed goods left for more than two months at Her Majesty’s Customs and the BVI Ports Authority are advised that these items must be cleared by Friday April 10 to avoid having them sold at public auction.
The Environmental Health Division is reminding all food vendors and businesses participating in the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival to register with the Division’s Virgin Gorda Officer no later than Friday March 27.