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February 17th, 2024
Social Development takes on streamlined approach to managing grants

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The local Social Development Department has underscored its commitment to ensuring confidentiality and equity in delivering public assistance to persons across the Virgin Islands, through more accessible and streamlined social services in the VI.

September 26th, 2023
VI honours 6 centenarians on National Centenarian Day

ROAD TOWN, Tortola- The Territory’s centenarians were honoured by the Social Development Department for their collective resilience, wisdom and resourcefulness having experienced life’s joys and sorrows for a century and beyond.

February 10th, 2023
Short-staffed Social Devt Dept now ‘burdened’ with more work- Hon Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Amidst staff shortages in the Social Development Department, Minister for Health and Social Development under the Unity Government, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has referred to new responsibilities given to the department as an extra burden on staff.

January 17th, 2023
‘We need to go see how people are living in the communities’- Hon Penn

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) says in order for persons who really need help to benefit from social assistance, community outreaches must be done by Social Development Department.

June 27th, 2022
Gov't begins transition of public grants to Social Development Dept

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has announced a new transitional period for the deliverance of public assistance grants in keeping with prescribed reforms coming out of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) recommendations.

December 16th, 2019
Hon Vanterpool wants elected Reps to stop assisting persons financially

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Opposition legislator Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) has called for the $10,000 per month given to each District Representative to assist constituents, be instead channelled to the Social Development Department in the Ministry of Health.

May 30th, 2019
Parents in VI urged to prepare for Hurricane Season

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- All parents and guardians are reminded to make the necessary preparations to safeguard their children this Hurricane Season.

May 13th, 2019
UPDATE: Mr & Ms Senior BVI 2019 winners also copped Best Talent

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- When six seniors of the Virgin Islands, two at the peak age of 81, took to the stage in a well contested pageant, they proved the biblical reading, “I can do all things…” and the popular saying, “Age is just a number.”

March 8th, 2019
‘Momo’ gets flagged by VI’s child protective services

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Social Development Department of the Virgin Islands (VI) is warning parents and guardians to be vigilant with their children with too much screen time, particularly watching YouTube, in light of a suicide game reportedly disguised as innocent children programming.

April 24th, 2018
SDD decorates portion of dual carriageway median for Child Abuse Awareness Month

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - If you happened to pass in the area of the James Walter Francis Drive Dual Carriageway today, April 24, 2018, you would have noticed the small portion of decoration placed there by the Social Development Department (SDD) to celebrate April as Child Abuse Month.

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