BVI News

Gov’t stops accepting paper job applications

The government has announced that paper job applications will not be accepted anymore. 

In a joint media bulletin from the Deputy Governor’s Office and the Human Resources Department, applicants must submit applications online for job vacancies on the government’s job application portal.

The notice urged jobseekers to pay close attention to the qualifications and experience required for each position and to upload all necessary documentation.

Applicants needing assistance with completing the online application were encouraged to contact the Customer Service Care Centre at 468-3701, on WhatsApp at 468-9760 or by email at [email protected].

Individuals were also instructed to go to the Customer Service Care Centre located on the first floor of the Burhym Building in Road Town. 

It was not immediately clear whether the move was part of a wider government policy, however, the government has made attempts in the past to digitise the application process at the Labour Department.

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has expressed repeatedly that he is not in favour of using too much paper and preferred to take a more eco-friendly approach.

Dr Wheatley previously noted that the government wastes a lot of money when printing and pointed out that nearly $100,000 each month was saved by doing direct deposits to the treasury instead of having to print cheques.

Governments worldwide, including small island territories, are increasingly adopting digital solutions to reduce paper use, which aligns with broader environmental sustainability goals. These efforts often include digitising government services, records management, and encouraging online transactions to minimise paper consumption.


Copyright 2024 BVI News, Media Expressions Limited. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or distributed.

1 Comment

Disclaimer: BVI News and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the comments below or other interaction among the users.

  1. CONTRACTOR says:


Leave a Comment