A person is deemed to be a food handler if she/he engages in or assists in the carrying out of any process or operation in the sale, preparation, transport, storage, packaging and wrapping, service or delivery of food.
Managers, owners or authorised employees.
One who is authentically employed by a registered permanent food establishment.
Any person who fits the definition of a food handler that must be certified.
The International Tax Authority (ITA), is a Unit established under the Ministry of Finance. As of the 9th July, 2012 the ITA has been designated to perform the functions of the Competent Authority, under section 4(1) of the Mutual Legal Assistance (Tax Matters) Act, 2003 (MLA). The Competent Authority, under the MLA is the Financial Secretary. The ITA in performing these functions, as designated by the Financial Secretary, is responsible for dealing with all practical aspect of the Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEA). The ITA has also been charged with the responsibility of negotiating TIEA agreements with potential treaty partners to ensure that the Virgin Islands is fully compliant with the standards of transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes. Further, with the international standard moving towards automatic exchange of information, the ITA is also charged with facilitating the process of all other types of exchange of information, such as automatic exchange of information and spontaneous exchange of information. The ITA is also charged with the responsibility of continuing to develop the framework within the Virgin Islands for the effective exchange of all types of information.
The following persons are eligible to be claimants of the Fund for the types of relief assistance indicated below:
- Individuals losing accommodations or possessions
- Persons whose homes are badly damaged by the event
- Self employed individuals who have suffered direct loss of livelihood and whose Insurance Agency does not cover loss from such events
- Person who have been evacuated
- Non-Profit Organisations
Relief assistance may take the following forms:
- food relief
- shelter or emergency accommodation grant
- material or equipment for livelihood such as in Fisheries and Agriculture
- medical assistance
- financial grants
A completed copy of the Emergency Relief and Assistance Form must first be submitted to the Department of Disaster Management within two weeks of the disaster/emergency. Attach to the form any relevant pictures/detailed reports and insurance documents pertaining to the incident. Once verified by the Department of Disaster Management, the claim will be forwarded to the Ministry of Finance for further processing.
In processing claims, the Ministry of Finance shall seek the advice of the Fund Committee. Advice may be sought from the Attorney General's Chambers if necessary. Final decisions will be communicated to the claimant by the Ministry of Finance.
The Planning Authority comprised of ten members: a Chairman, a Deputy Chairman, four other members from the private sector, and four members representing various government agencies, including Heads of Departments or Senior staff from the Public Works Department, Department of Disaster Management and Town and Country Planning Department.
Contact the Environmental Health Division at 468-5110.
Fogging only kills the adult mosquitoes. If there are active breeding containers, adults will emerge two to three days after fogging. This is why self inspection and removal of breeding sites by home owners/occupiers is important.
- Your application was not submitted in triplicate.
- Your application involved more than one parcel and the copies submitted were not sufficient for you to receive a copy. A copy will be retained for each parcel.
- Applications must be submitted in triplicate. However, extra copies are not processed unless needed for applications involving more than one parcel.
A floor plan is needed for two reasons:
- To ensure that all equipment are placed in such a way that will promote safe food practices.
- To ensure that there is a linear food flow, that is, the food production flows from a clean area to a dirty area with no cris-crossing or back tracking being done.
An educated food handler who practices what is taught, reduces the risk of spreading food borne illnesses that cause outbreaks due to improper food preparation and handling techniques.
A person would require a Belonger's Card as proof of thier immigration status in the Territory. This allows free travel in and out of the Territory. Holders can reside and work in the Virgin Islands free from immigration control, purchase property, apply for trade licences and vote in the Territory.
- It improves resumes
- It is a great way to network
- It fosters open-mindedness
- You make a direct difference in your community and improve lives
- It strengthens communities and fosters civic engagement
No. Classic Dengue is not life-threatening. However, the complications of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) and Dengue Shock Syndrome (DSS) could result after subsequent exposure to Dengue which can be fatal depending on the level of immunity and age.
The Labour Arbitration Tribunal is different to the High Court when it comes to costs. Unlike the High Court, you don't automatically have to pay the other party’s legal costs if you lose the case.
However, if you are represented by a legal practitioner you may still have to pay your legal practitioner, depending on what you agreed beforehand, including a contingency fee agreement. If there is a disagreement between you and your legal practitioner about your legal costs you may apply to the Tribunal to determine the reasonableness of the legal fees in accordance with the Legal Profession Act, 2015.
In order for the Tribunal to order the losing party to pay the costs of the winning party, or part of those costs, there must be exceptional reasons. If the Tribunal finds that there are exceptional reasons it will then go on to determine how much of the costs will have to be paid.
After ling a complaint and you change your mind, you can discontinue your claim at any time. For example, you might decide that you don't want to carry on your case because you feel that you may lose. You can discontinue by simply writing to the Secretary to the Tribunal saying that you want to discontinue your whole claim or a part of your claim. However, you would be responsible to pay the costs of the respondent when you discontinue a claim unless they agree otherwise.
If you settle the dispute with the other party, you simply need to le the terms of the settlement and the Tribunal will make a “Consent Award” that will bring the matter to an end.
If by the time your complaint comes before the Tribunal you wish to amend your complaint, you should make an interlocutory application to the Tribunal to do so by writing to the Tribunal outlining your request in full and supported by evidence. It is important that you do so early and ensure that your actions do not seek to take an unconscionable advantage of the respondent, since you would have already been before the Labour Commissioner and the Minister based on your complaint. Therefore, the Tribunal will consider its overriding objective and ensure that its decision is proportionate when determining whether to allow you to amend your complaint and to award costs to the respondents.
Either parties have a limited timeframe to amend their response to the complaint or reply to that response, but any other amendment requires an interlocutory application to be led supported by evidence.
- Children may walk through the arch alone. If the alarm goes off, the child will be searched in the presence of an accompanying adult.
- Children who cannot walk unaided should be carried through the arch. If the alarm goes off, you will both be searched.
- For the security of all passengers, passengers may be required to undergo screeing using security (body) scanning equipment.