Report On Minimum Wage Submitted

Wednesday, 8 May 2024 - 10:38am

The Ministry of Financial Services, Labour and Trade has received the report of the ad hoc Minimum Wage Advisory Committee.

Financial Services Minister Lorna Smith Addresses ICC Fraudnet Conference On Its 20th Anniversary

Friday, 19 April 2024 - 3:11pm

Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Labour, and Trade, Honourable Lorna Smith, OBE today delivered the keynote address at the special 20th anniversary meeting and conference of ICC FraudNet, highlighting the strong position the Virgin Islands Government takes in relation in the deterrence of fraud and the fight against financial crime.

Work Permit Exemptions By Minister’s Discretion Temporarily Suspended

Thursday, 11 April 2024 - 4:30pm

The public is notified that effective immediately, the acceptance of new applications for work permit exemptions by Minister's discretion is temporarily suspended.

Press Conference Opening Statement By Minister For Financial Services, Labour And Trade

Thursday, 4 April 2024 - 1:16pm

Good morning. Thank you for joining us at the Ministry of Financial Services, Labour and Trade's first press conference. We're excited to engage with you today and provide updates on our ongoing work, as well as address any questions you may have.

Press Conference with Deputy Premier Honourable Lorna G Smith OBE

Wednesday, 3 April 2024 - 2:36pm

Department Of Labour Offices To Close At Noon On Friday

Tuesday, 19 March 2024 - 4:18pm

The public is notified that the Department of Labour and Workforce Development offices on Tortola and Virgin Gorda will be closed at noon on Friday 22nd March to accommodate the department's General Staff Meeting. 

Successful Completion Of UK-OT Illicit Finance Dialogue

Tuesday, 19 March 2024 - 9:17am

The Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Labour and Trade, Honourable Lorna Smith OBE, announced on Friday March 15, the successful completion of the first year of the UK-OT Illicit Finance Dialogue, which the Virgin Islands has co-chaired with the UK for the last twelve months.

Application For Work Permits

Tuesday, 12 March 2024 - 1:41pm

The Department of Labour and Workforce Development is reminding employers who apply for work permits, of the annual submission requirement of an authorised signatory list. 

Work Permit Exemptions Expanded For Short-Term Service Providers

Friday, 8 March 2024 - 11:07am

The Government of the Virgin Islands is pleased to announce simplified work permit requirements for specific categories of individuals providing short-term services in the Territory. 

Mervin Hastings Appointed Acting Labour Commissioner

Friday, 1 March 2024 - 5:23pm

Mr. Mervin Hastings has been appointed Acting Labour Commissioner in the Department of Labour and Workforce Development.