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.
Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie will hold a LIVE press conference today Friday September 3 at 3:00 p.m. to update the public on matters regarding the BVIGateway entry protocols and cruise passengers.
The Virgin Islands today welcomed 19-year-old pilot Zara Rutherford to the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport as she continues her mission to become the youngest woman to fly solo around the world.
All public transport operators and stake holders of the Transportation-for-Hire Industry are invited to an emergency meeting on Tuesday, August 31 at 5:00 p.m. at the Eileen L. Parsons Auditorium at the H.Lavity Stoutt Community College in Paraquita Bay.
Mister Speaker, I am pleased to deliver the following report to this Honourable House with regard to the Territory’s tourism industry and the work that is being done by the BVI Tourist Board which is an agency under the Premier’s Office.