The Ministry provides leadership and funding, develops policy and legislation, develops accountability frameworks and monitors performance for all education, youth, sports, library, cultural and rehabilitative matters.

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture has responsibility for all educational services, the Department of Culture, the Department of Library Services, the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports as well as the BVI National Commission for UNESCO.


To develop the mental, physical, social and spiritual being of every individual whom the Ministry serves so that they become responsible and productive in an increasingly vibrant and technological Virgin Islands society.


To provide high quality education and rehabilitative services, as well as, to facilitate access to and participation in sports, recreation and culture, in order to enrich the lives of all residents of these Virgin Islands.

Core Values

We believe in a safe and healthy working environment where employees feel valued and respected, where confidentiality and ethics are promoted, and efficient service is rendered.

Ministry Subjects

The Minister of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture subjects include: Censorship, Cinemas, Colleges and Universities, Culture, Ecclesiastical Affairs, Education, Festival and Fairs, Historical Sites and Monuments, Museums, Public Libraries, Scholarships (excluding Civil Service Training), Sports and Recreation and Youth Affairs.

Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture


Department of Culture

Department of Youth Affairs and Sports

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Library Services

National Commission for UNESCO

Statutory Boards

H Lavity Stoutt Community College

Other Boards/Associated Agencies

Board of Film Censors

Early Education Advisory Committee (Not Active)

Festival and Fairs Committee

Education Advisory Board (Not Active)

Library Services Committee

Recreation Trust

Scholarship Committee

Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall

Scholarship Trust Fund Board

Medical School Steering Negotiation Commitee (Not Active)

Adopt-a-School Committee

Association for the Promotion of Arts

Department Contact Information

Ministry of Education and Culture
P.O. Box 72 Wickham’s Cay 1
Road Town,Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday  
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Email Address:

Contact Form

Telephone: 1(284) 468-4379
Fax: 1(284) 468-3343