Press Release

Ministry of Health & Social Development
Release Date:
Tuesday, 28 November 2023 - 4:28pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands is seeking qualified persons to serve as Members on the Public Assistance Appeal Board. 

According to Section 32 (1) of the Public Assistance Act, 2013, after hearing an appeal, the Appeal Board is expected to affirm the decision appealed against, vary the decision appealed against, or set aside the decision appealed against and remit the matter concerned for reconsideration by the Committee. In addition, the Board must forward notice of its decision together with statements of reasons to the appellant and to the Chairperson of the Committee unless otherwise directed by the Committee.

The ideal candidates are expected to be willing to carry out the functions of the Public Assistance Appeal Board, attend scheduled meetings, possess leadership skills and experience in areas relevant to the Board’s functions, commit to confidentiality, integrity and good governance as well as exercise discretion and good judgment.

Successful applicants will be appointed by the Minister for a term not exceeding three years but are eligible for re-appointment. Board Members of the Public Assistance Appeal Board do not receive stipendiary compensation.

Interested persons are asked to submit a Letter of Interest along with a Résumé or Curriculum Vitae by the closing date 15th December, 2023 to the address:

Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Health and Social Development

Government of the Virgin Islands

Road Town, Tortola VG1110

British Virgin Islands




For more information, please contact the Ministry by email or call (284) 468-2174 /2272.

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Fitsroy Randall

Information Officer I
Ministry of Health and Social Development
Vornicia's House of Commerce, Long Bush
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
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