Topic: Statutory Bodies, The Public Service, Tourism | Posted By: lstevens
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 - 5:14pm
The Board of Directors of the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board & Film Commission has announced the appointment of Mr. Rhodni Skelton as the Acting Director of Tourism, effective Monday, 25th May 2020. The appointment will run until 30th June, 2020, by which time the organization aims to select a substantive candidate for the post of Director of Tourism.
On March 14th, citing the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring COVID-19 a pandemic, the Government of the Virgin Islands announced the immediate closure of the Tortola cruise port, allowing no cruise ships to call on the territory for a 30 day period in an effort to protect the Territory from potential contamination.
"The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board & Film Commission today announced the launch of BVI Now, an app available for free download on both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. Utilizing the very latest smartphone technologies, it is believed to be the first travel app of its kind in the world.
Mr. Rhodni Skelton, Deputy Director of the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board and Film Commission (BVITB&FC), has been appointed to act as Director of Tourism during the absence of the Director of the Tourism, Mrs. Sharon Flax Brutus. Mrs. Flax Brutus is currently on vacation leave and returns to office in the latter half of February 2020.