British Virgin Islands


The Virgin Islands, often called the British Virgin Islands (BVI), is a British overseas territory located in the Caribbean to the east of Puerto Rico. The islands make up part of the Virgin Islands archipelago, the remaining islands constitute the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Spanish Virgin Islands.
The official name of the Territory is still simply the “Virgin Islands”, but the prefix “British” is often used to distinguish it from the neighbouring American territory which changed its name from the “Danish West Indies” to “Virgin Islands of the United States” in 1917. The British Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost Van Dyke, along with over fifty other smaller islands and cays. About 15 of the islands are inhabited. The capital, Road Town, is situated on Tortola, the largest island, which is approximately 20 km (12 mi) long and 5 km (3 mi) wide. The islands have a population of about 27,800, of whom approximately 23,000 live on Tortola.

Contact Person(s):

Mrs. Arona Fahie- Forbes

Deputy Chief Agricultural Officer

Plant Health Director

Department of Agriculture

Ministry of Natural Resouces and Labour

Paraquita Bay, Tortola, VG 1120, BVI

Tel: 248- 495- 2110    Fax: 248- 495- 1269



Ms. Isha Hodge Agriculutral Officer I

British Virgin Islands Animal & Plant

Health Inspection Services

Paraquita Bay

Tortola, VG 1120


Tel: 284 468 6449  Fax: 284 495 1269



Ms. Sylvia Faulkner Department of Agriculture

Paraquita Bay, Tortola,


Tel: 284 495 2110   Fax: 284 495 1269




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