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BVI Port Authority Vacancy Notice 4/2013



Applications are invited for the post of Deputy Managing Director at the British Virgin Islands Ports Authority, for immediate employment.


  1. First Degree in Management /Port Operations.
  2. Post graduate qualifications in Management/Port Operations.
  3. Ten (10) years experience in a senior management /port operations activity.

Salary will be determined commensurate with relevant qualification and experience.




  1. Acts in place of Managing Director in instances when the Managing Director is temporarily absent from the Territory or is temporarily incapacitated due to illness.
  2. Performs such powers, duties or functions as delegated by the Managing Director from time to time, as may be considered necessary, subject to the general or special direction of the Managing Director.
  3. Directs and coordinates the Operations Department, including but not limited to, all cargo and passenger activities as follows:
    -    Assists the Managing Director with coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating the commercial activities of the Authority.
    -    Prepares statutory and operational reports in collaboration with the Managing Director.
  4. Responsible for all marine matters, such as pilotage, regulation, and direction of vessels within the Authority’s control, operation of the launch, radios, navigational aids, etc.
  5. Monitors the implementation and performance of the Authority’s policy decisions in collaboration with the Managing Director.
  6. Assists the Managing Director with the management of all administrative affairs of the Authority.
  7. Assists the Managing Director with all matters relating to the safety and security of all Ports Authority activities, including passengers, employees, Government department personnel and the general public.
  8. Any other duties assigned.

CLOSING DATE:        February 15, 2013



All interested applicants must submit a completed Application Form along with the required documents during the hours of 8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m. Monday – Friday to the following physical address:

Managing Director
British Virgin Islands Ports Authority Headquarters
2 Port Purcell
Tortola, VG1110
British Virgin Islands
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British Virgin Islanders or Belongers Only.

BVI Film Workshop 15th-17th Nov

The BVI Film Commission hosts its first workshop : "Intro to Film Opportunities".

To be held on 15th-17th November at Long Bay Beach Resort from 9am-4:30pm each day

Learn: Production, Directing, Acting, Scriptwriting, Casting, Editing, Audio, Hair & Makeup and more.

$25 Fee. Registration open to 3rd, 4th and 5th form students; and freshmen and sophomores in college.
Light finger foods will be provided during the morning and afternoon sessions.

Also take part in producing a high-quality tourism commercial to be used by the BVI Tourist Board in future promotions. Casting for the actors for this commercial will be on 8th and 9th November 2012.


For more information contact:

Rhodni Skelton - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Commissioner of the BVI Film Commission

BVI as Premier Yacht Charter holiday destination


Highlighted in iWantSun.co.uk the British Virgin Islands has been named as a premier yacht charter holiday destination.  In an article published on the 28th June 2011, the territory is described as an ideal place to spend your vacation.


  • Published in Tourism

BVI COPS GOLD at Chef Competition

Armed with a gold medal and the titles of Overall Junior Chef, Junior Chef of the Year, Most Creative Dish and Best Dish, a team representing the BVI at a chef competition created history for the people and residents of the BVI.

The competition which was held over a six day period from June 21 to 27 attracted a number of teams from several countries. Among the countries that competed were the Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados.

  • Published in Culture

BVI Emergency Information

Virgin Islands Search & Rescue - 999 or 911
call "MAYDAY" on channel 16 of your VHF radio

Monday-Thursday 9:00am - 2:00pm - (284) 494-4357


Fire & Rescue - (284) 494-3473 / 494-5413

Office for Disaster Preparedness
Monday-Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
(284) 494-4499 / 494-2024


Department of Disaster Management BVI

Postal Address
#3 Wailing Road
Road Town, Tortola
British Virgin Islands Zip Code VG1110

General Enquiries:
Tel: (284) 468-3701 Ext. 4200
Fax: (284) 494-2024

Internet Contact:
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




If you are in a "dead zone" or "out of range" and wish to use your boat phone to make outgoing calls, you may contact Tortola radio by hailing them on channel 16 on your VHF radio. Speak to an operator and give them the number you are trying to contact. The operator will then call the number you are trying to reach and will call you back when a connection has been made. They will also relay phone calls for you or will contact emergency services if need be. Once you establish radio contact with a Tortola radio operator, you will be asked to switch to channel 27 or 84 to discuss your business.

If anyone outside the BVI is trying to contact a yacht known to be in BVI waters but are unable to reach you on your boat phone, they may call Tortola Radio at: (284) 494-3111. The operator will first try to establish a phone connection or will use the VHF radio to contact the yacht. (Please note that the yacht name must be known by the caller).

Once contact has been made with the yacht, the operator will then phone the original caller (collect) in order to establish a link between the yacht and caller. Always remember to leave your VHF radio on channel 16 when not in use.


Peebles Hospital is located in Road Town and is capable of handling most any emergency situations. If you or any member of your party have any preexisting medical conditions and you are planning a yacht charter holiday, it is wise to notify VISAR (in advance) of the dates of your trip and to detail your condition as well as any medications you may take. In the event of an emergency, they will have this info on file and can supply same to the attending physician prior to your arrival at the hospital.




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