Good day Virgin Islanders and residents. Today on my daily brief, I am pleased to share with you an update on progress we have made thus far, following the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria.
All business owners are notified that special measures have been put in place to accommodate the entry of skilled workers to aid in relief activity.
The Labour Department is providing all of its services to members of the community despite the challenges faced, after the passing of the tropical wave on August 7.
The Labour Commissioner is informing the public that all services are being carried out from the second floor of the Labour Department ......
All employers operating on the Festival Grounds during the upcoming BVI Emancipation Festival are reminded that they are to apply for and obtain a work permit for any non-Belonger/non-BVIslander they desire to employ.
Government is moving proactively to initiate the changes necessary to facilitate more substance-based economic activity in the Territory as part of the BVI Forward campaign.
The public is notified that the revised work permit fee structure will take effect on July 1.
Please be advised that revised work permit fee structure will be implemented, effective July 1, 2017.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. the Honourable Kedrick Pickering has announced that implementation of the new work permit fees is delayed indefinitely.
Madame Speaker, after maintaining work permit fees at the same level since 1981, the BVI Government has amended the work permit fee structure to one that is progressive and based on income.