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April 18th, 2017
New Work Permit fees to take effect May 15, 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With a work permit fee structure that, according to Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Hon Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), has been the same since 1981, Government has made an amendment to the fee structure to one that is “progressive and based on income.”

November 22nd, 2016
We need clear Labour & Immigration policies- John Samuel

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Retired public servant and businessman, Mr John Samuel has blasted the Government on their issuing of work permits “to all and sundry”, lamenting that the policies in that regard needs to be revisited.

June 6th, 2016
Condom & napkin ‘greet’ members of the public @ Labour Dept

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It did not appear to be business as usual on the second floor of the Labour Department in Road Town on the main island of Tortola today June 6, 2016 as members of the public were “greeted” by an unopened packet of condom and a napkin.

May 12th, 2016
VI: No history of unions- Julian Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the absence of active labour unions in the Virgin Islands, aggrieved workers are often left with no choice but to turn to the Labour Department to settle their disputes, leaving them sometimes at a disadvantage.

April 2nd, 2016
Rosan vs 'Quito' case transferred to Labour Minister

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Commissioner of Labour Janice I. F. Rymer has transferred the complaint of Joseph Mathieu Rosan against band leader and manager Enriquito Rymer to the Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7).

March 29th, 2016
Rosan takes band firing matter to Labour Department

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former drummer with 'Quito and the Edge' Joseph Mathieu Rosan is alleging that his rights as a citizen and employee have been violated by owner of the band Enriquito Rymer and has taken his case to Labour Department.

January 12th, 2016
Confusion: minimum wage still $4.00 in the VI; no laws to increase to $6.00

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Confusion and misinformation continue to circulate about the Virgin Islands minimum wage. As of today January 12, 2016 the minimum wage to be paid by law in the British Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands (VI) remains at $4.00 an hour and not $6.00.

December 5th, 2015 - a BVI Job Search Website, Connecting Job seekers & Employers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - is a locally owned and operated BVI employment/job search website that recently launched in September 2015. The sole purpose of the website is to connect job seekers to employment opportunities within the British Virgin Islands. does not actively recruit applicants nor conduct interviews, instead the website posts local job advertisements. is accepted and recognised by Labour Department, Virgin Islands Government.

November 19th, 2015
New expat workers urged to 'try to assimilate to lessen the culture shock’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour together with the Labour Department today November 19, 2015 recommenced its orientation training for new work permit employees as a means of ensuring that these workers are fully knowledgeable of all that is required of them.

May 5th, 2015
UPDATE: Pusser’s workers upset over removal of service charge

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Workers of Pusser’s are peeved that the company has withdrawn the service charge levied on patrons and which went towards workers’ pay cheques. They claim it is an unfair measure which has left them unable to meet their living expenses.


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