Press Release

Premier's Office
Department of Trade, Investment, Promotion and Consumer Affairs
Release Date:
Friday, 19 March 2021 - 5:09pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands is hosting a series of public meetings on two proposed Trade Legislation: Business Licencing Act, 2020 and Virgin Islands Investment Act, 2020.

The discussion will be led by Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development, Honourable Shereen Flax-Charles who will detail the contents of the proposed Acts and the shared economic benefits to be derived from the Trade Commission.

Honourable Flax-Charles will be joined by Senior Policy Anaylst/Strategic Advisor, Ms. Lizette George and Consultant to Premier’s Office Mrs. Ayiesha deCoutou-Sammy.

Schedules for the public meetings are as follows:

  • Tuesday, March 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Catholic Community Centre on Virgin Gorda
  • Wednesday, March 24 at 11:00 a.m. at Foxy’s on Jost Van Dyke
  • Sunday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m. at the Claudia Creque Educations Centre on Anegada
  • Monday, March 29 at 6:00 p.m. at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School on Tortola

The Tortola meeting will be broadcast live on the Government of the Virgin Islands’ Facebook page @BVI Government and CBN FLOW TV Channel 101, or listen via CBN Radio 90.9 FM.

The public can make their contributions to the Acts in writing via e-mail to with the subject, “Trade Legislation” or hand deliver to the Premier’s Office.

Note: Flyer - Public Consultation Schedule


Sheriece T. Smith

Information Officer II 
Dept. of Information & Public Relations 
Telephone: 468- 2740