Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon. Andrew Fahie, representatives of the BVI Tourist Board, BVI Ports Authority, Taxi & Livery Commission, industry partners, members of the media, fellow Virgin Islanders and residents, ladies and gentlemen both home and abroad listening by various communication platforms; Good Morning!
The Virgin Islands delegation at Seatrade Cruise Global 2021, led by the Premier and Minister of Finance, met with representatives from the neighbouring US Virgin Islands to discuss the safe restart of passenger cruise in the region.
The Virgin Islands delegation at Seatrade Cruise Global 2021 being led by the Premier and Minister of Finance has held successful meetings with Holland America, Seabourn, Royal Caribbean Group, Seadream Yacht Club and Virgin Cruises. Calls to the Virgin Islands were confirmed during these meetings.
Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie is featured as he holds a pre-conference briefing in Miami with the Virgin Islands delegation. The delegation aims to restore the return of cruise business to the Territory since the last COVID-19 spike in the Virgin Islands.
We are now 18 months into the worst pandemic to hit the world in over 100 years. And by the Grace of God, and the cooperation of all our people – our public officers, our health personnel, persons in law enforcement and other agencies, the business community, and other members of the public – and with the support of many persons and agencies outside of the Territory, the Virgin Islands has been able to manage through the COVID-19 crisis thus far.