Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour
Department of Labour and Workforce Development
Release Date:
Friday, 15 July 2022 - 4:31pm

All employers operating on the Festival Grounds during the upcoming VI Emancipation Festival are reminded that they are to apply for and obtain a work permit for any non-Belonger/non-BVIslander they may wish to employ. 

Employers are encouraged to submit applications within 5 to10 days in advance of commencement of work.  Failure to do so will render persons in direct violation of section 171 of the 2010 Labour Code.

For more information regarding Work Permit Applications persons can contact the Department of Labour and Workforce Development by telephone at 468-4708 or 468-4780.


Paul Bridgewater

Information Officer I (Ag.)
Department of Information and Public Relations
Email: Pbridgewater@gov.vg