Increasing the Territory’s Minimum Wage

Monday, 2 November 2015 - 12:30pm

Madame Speaker, under the Minimum Wage Order made on November 6, 1979, the minimum wage payable for employment in the Territory was set at $10 per day and on 1st June, 1994 it moved to $3.00 per hour.   

Labour Department To Receive Labour Market Information System

Monday, 26 October 2015 - 4:30pm

A two member team from the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission and the Labour Department in St. Vincent and the Grenadines is in the Territory on a Technical Assistance Mission to install the Labour Market Information System (LMIS) and server. 

Labour Department To Close At 12:00 Noon On September 17

Monday, 14 September 2015 - 5:00pm

The Labour Department is informing the public that its offices on Tortola and Virgin Gorda .....

Minimum Wage Report Complete

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 - 4:45pm

Chairman of the Minimum Wage Advisory Committee, Mr. Simon Potter handed over the official document of the Territory’s Minimum Wage Report to Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. the Honourable Kedrick Pickering on Friday, July, 24, following the completion of its six month mandate.

Work Permit Reminder For Employers

Friday, 24 July 2015 - 5:15pm

The Labour Department is reminding all employers operating on the Festival Grounds during the upcoming BVI Emancipation Festival to apply for and obtain a work permit for any non-Belonger/non-BVIslander they desire to employ.  

Employers Reminded Of Job Vacancy Advertisement Format

Thursday, 23 July 2015 - 4:30pm

The Labour Department is reminding employers that the following information is required when advertising job vacancies in any of the local newspapers:

Work Permit Exemptions Ready For Collection

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 - 3:15pm

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour is informing 2014 applicants that Work Permit Exemptions (on the basis of residence of 20 years or more) are ready to be collected.... 

Reminder: All Invited To Exhibition - World Day For Safety & Health At Work

Monday, 27 April 2015 - 10:15am

The Health, Safety and Wellness Committee is inviting all persons to attend the Opening Ceremony and to view the exhibition for the observation of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, on Tuesday, April 28 at 9:30 a.m. in the Breezeway of the Central Administration Complex.

Virgin Gordians Come Out To Minimum Wage Meeting

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 - 3:30pm

Approximately thirty persons from the Virgin Gorda community came out and readily expressed their views at the public meeting on the review of the Minimum Wage on Wednesday, March 25 ....

Remarks By Minister For Education And Culture At The Launch Ceremony For The Apprenticeship Programme And Youth VI Website

Monday, 30 March 2015 - 4:15pm

A pleasant good morning to one and all.  Today I am delighted to have this occasion to deliver to the Territory’s youth additional opportunities provided by their government for their personal and professional advancement.  

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