Statement by Lizette O. George on Business Licencing Act 2022

Sunday, 26 June 2022 - 6:36pm

As the Virgin Islands economy has grown over the years, and as we seek to enable new business, attract new investment to the Virgin Islands and diversification of the economy, a comprehensive review of the legislative framework governing these areas – directly and indirectly – was necessary.

Statement by Premier Wheatley on Business Licencing Act 2020

Sunday, 26 June 2022 - 2:01pm

Before going into the Business Licensing Act, I will provide an update on a few other matters. In terms of advancing our tourism sector, on 11 June I travelled to San Juan, Puerto Rico with BVI Tourist Board Director Mr. Clive McCoy...

Process For Special Request For Extended Hours Of Operation

Thursday, 7 April 2022 - 3:37pm

The Financial Secretary is notifying owners of premises at which intoxicating liquor is sold and who wish to have their businesses remain open on special occasions beyond midnight and sell liquor to note the following:

Statement By The Government Of The Virgin Islands On Ensuring Safety Of Life At Sea

Thursday, 17 March 2022 - 5:25pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands is committed to safeguarding the well-being of the people of the Virgin Islands and its visitors, while protecting the borders, facilitating legitimate trade, and ensuring compliance.

Special Address by Premier Fahie on Increase in Prices in the VI

Sunday, 13 March 2022 - 7:29pm

With pleasure I say good day and GOD’S BLESSINGS be upon everyone. I take this time to re-emphasize to the people of the Virgin Islands that your Government remains concerned by the loss of life, physical and mental trauma, and other acts of violence being seen in the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, and which is engaging global attention. We continue to pray for the safety and well being of all who are affected.

Trade Department’s Cashier Closes Early February 21-22

Monday, 21 February 2022 - 10:36am

The public is informed that the cashier’s office at the Department of Trade, Investment Promotion and Consumer Affairs will close at 1:00 p.m. today Monday, February 21 and Tuesday, February 22. 

Remote Payment Available For Trade License

Thursday, 20 January 2022 - 11:17am

The Department of Trade, Investment Promotion and Consumer Affairs is now accepting remote payment from customers wishing to make payments for trade licenses.

Renewal of Trade Licenses

Thursday, 6 January 2022 - 3:07pm

The public is notified that the Renewal of Trade Licenses has been suspended until January 13 and the enforcement of late fees will be delayed until February 15.

All work permit applications should be forwarded to the Department of Labour as scheduled and interdepartmental arrangements will be made with the Department of Trade accordingly.

The public is also informed that the Department of Trade will be providing limited remote services only from Tuesday, January 4 to Friday, January 7.   

Department of Trade to Provide Remote Service

Tuesday, 4 January 2022 - 9:55am

The public is advised that the Department of Trade will be providing limited remote services only from Tuesday, January 4 to Friday, January 7.   

Physical operations will resume on Monday, January 10. In the interim, persons can email

Any inconvenience caused is regretted.

Premier Fahie Says Entrepreneurship Growing In The Virgin Islands

Thursday, 18 November 2021 - 3:14pm

The Virgin Islands has experienced a noticeable increase in entrepreneurial activity during the past several months of the COVID-19 Global Pandemic, and can look forward to this trend continuing in 2022.