Press Release

Ministry of Health & Social Development
Constitutionally Established Departments
Cabinet Office
Release Date:
Wednesday, 11 May 2022 - 4:41pm

Honourable Marlon A. Penn is the Minister for Health and Social Development under the National Unity Government of the Virgin Islands. 

Minister Penn has responsibility for the following subject areas as gazetted via on May 10:

Aged Care Services




Community Centres

Community Development

Drug Control

Emergency Call Service

Environmental Health

Gender Affairs

Hospital Administration

Medical Services

Mental Health

National Health Insurance

Parole and Probation

Prison Administration

Public Health

Social Housing

Social Security

Social Welfare

Solid Waste Management

Voluntary Organisations

The Minister’s appointment which was effective 5th May 2022, is in accordance section 56 (1) of the Virgin Islands Constitution Order, 2007 where His Excellency the Governor of the Virgin Islands Mr. John Rankin CMG, acting in accordance with the advice of the Premier, may by directions in writing assign to any Minister responsibility for the conduct of any business, including responsibility for the administration of any department of Government. 


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