The VI Urged To Break The Stigma Of Down Syndrome

Thursday, 21 March 2024 - 5:05pm

The Disabilities Services remains steadfast in their mission to breakdown the stigma surrounding persons living with Down syndrome in the Virgin Islands.

Ministry Of Health Planning Day Hailed A Success

Thursday, 1 February 2024 - 8:54am

Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley has said that his ministry’s planning day was successful as it seeks to be proactive and identify issues as it relate to health and social services.

Vacancy Notice Social Security Appeals Tribunal Board

Wednesday, 22 March 2023 - 11:49am

The Government of the Virgin Islands is seeking qualified individuals interested in serving as Member (Representing Employees) on the Social Security Board Appeals Tribunal.

Social Worker On Virgin Gorda Tuesdays And Fridays

Monday, 21 November 2022 - 9:26pm

Residents on Virgin Gorda are notified that a social worker from the Social Development Department will host office hours at the Vanterpool Administration Building on Tuesdays and Fridays between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to address concerns related to social issues.

Persons will be seen by appointment only. Interested persons can contact the department at 468-9373.

Social Assistance Benefits Under Review

Wednesday, 7 September 2022 - 1:01pm

Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Marlon Penn has welcomed the commencement of a review of social assistance benefits and grants administration systems in the Virgin Islands.

Registration For Public Assistance Programme Begins Today

Monday, 18 July 2022 - 4:44pm

Today marks the beginning of the Social Development Department’s registration process for persons transitioning from the House of Assembly Grants to the Public Assistance Programme. 

Statement By Chief Social Development Officer - June 27, 2022

Monday, 27 June 2022 - 12:08pm

Thank you, Hon. Minister and Good Morning to you Madam moderator, PS Davies, the viewing and listening audience, other Government officials, and the media. This morning I have the privilege to outline the transitional grant process for the next three months from July – September 2022. I will further provide information on other support services available to needy households through the Social Development Department.

Statement by Honourable Penn on Social Assistance Grants - June 27, 2022

Monday, 27 June 2022 - 11:48am

A pleasant good morning to everyone.

Today, I would like to update you on the progress we are making to streamline the disbursement of social assistance grants to persons in need.

Income Support Programme Deadline Extended To July 16

Friday, 9 July 2021 - 11:15am

The public is advised that the deadline for the COVID-19 Income Support Programme is extended to Friday, July 16.

Registration Contact Info - COVID-19 Income Support Programme

Friday, 2 July 2021 - 7:49pm

The public is advised that persons eligible to participate in the COVID-19 Cash Assistance Programme should register via online submissions or by telephone.