Press Release

Constitutionally Established Departments
Cabinet Office
Cabinet, Labour
Release Date:
Wednesday, 11 May 2022 - 4:55pm

Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull is the Minister for Natural Resources and Labour under the Unity Government of the Virgin Islands. 

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

Administration of Crown Lands (except Wickhams Cay), including the seabed

Alternative Energy

Climate Change

Coastal Zone Management





Land Policy

Land Reclamation

Land Registration

Minerals and Mining

National Parks and Marine Parks

Nature Conservation


Workforce Development

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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