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ROAD TOWN, Tortola--Unfortunate events present opportunities for growth. The outpouring of love the Territory received after Hurricanes Irma and Maria yielded new seeds – Seeds of Love. The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board (BVITB) is spreading love in the BVI through its global “Seeds of Love” ...
Underscoring the importance of the environment to the territory's lifeblood, the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) is gearing up to spearhead a major greening initiative. The 'Seeds of Love' initiative aims to replant the territory's indigenous trees and vegetation destroyed during last September's hurricanes.
Because of the positive feedback, the promotion will continue in other key markets, the Tourism Director said. “We thought it would be a fantastic way to promote the BVI and its magnificent cuisine at one of London's trendiest Caribbean restaurants. The BVI cuisine presented guests with the opportunity ...
The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board UK team was excited to welcome Londoners to experience a menu of traditional dishes that surprised and delighted guests with each soulful bite. All dishes were prepared by popular BVI cook Cynthia George of The Sugar Apple Restaurant, Virgin Gorda, who ...
Around 8 a.m. on Easter Sunday, the sounds of hammers, saws and drills echoed through the hills in Josiah's Bay, a small village on the eastern end of the BVI's main island, Tortola. While much of the Caribbean was resting or going to church on that holiday, people there were working furiously to ...
Martens-Monier's report will also act as an advocacy document for improved recordkeeping and preservation systems. According to the BVI's Chief Records Management Officer Christopher Varlack, Martens-Monier's visit is the CARBICA's way of assisting the territory following the hurricanes.
So today I came out here and had fun like he always would also tell me before my race. Enjoy the moment, don't pressure yourself in the race." Visit our sports page for more Commonwealth Games stories. McMaster recorded the fastest time of 2017 at 47.80 seconds but failed to win a medal at the world ...
One amongst observe and self-discipline's rising stars, McMaster eased to victory in 48.25 seconds, correctly ahead of Jeffery Gibson of the Bahamas (49.10) and Jamaica's Jaheel Hyde (49.16). “I can guarantee they're leaping for pleasure,” McMaster, 21, talked about of the residents once more ...
There were some cleanup campaigns after the hurricane but we can always do with more,” he said. Dick-Read further said the event is to promote the BVI as a surfer's paradise. “Obviously it's been a quiet year in terms of tourism. We need a lot of tourists. It's raising the awareness that we have very good ...
The Anegada Reef Hotel is the latest British Virgin Islands hotel to relaunch in the wake of last year's storms, and the second popular hotel to reopen in Anegada following the reopening of the Anegada Beach Club ... Anegada has become the centerpiece of the British Virgin Islands' tourism recovery.
Then, the government of St Vincent and the Grenadines donated 3,000 fruit trees to the BVI, and soon the Seeds of Love campaign was born, spearheaded by Director of Tourism Sharon Flax-Brutus. The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board has also purchased 3,000 coconut seedlings and saplings in an ...
On most of the islands that were hit — Dominica, Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, St. Martin, Turks and Caicos, and the U.S. Virgin Islands — tourism is the top industry, in some places accounting for more than 50 percent of the total gross domestic product. Across the Caribbean, tourism ...
However, over six months on, the Caribbean islands are making major progress on the road to recovery. According to the Caribbean Tourism Organisation's (CTO) hurricane update, some of the worst affected destinations - including Dominica, Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla and Puerto Rico ...
A sum of £12,100 has come in since November, which has been donated to the Caribbean Tourism Organisation's hurricane relief fund. Passengers also raised a separate amount of more than £11,000 to help the island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands – one of the worst-hit areas of the Caribbean ...
Yesterday those destinations led a coalition also including the British Virgin Islands and Dominica to visit the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), the trade association representing the mutual interests between the cruise industry and destinations and stakeholders in the Caribbean and Latin ...
This week those destinations led a coalition including the British Virgin Islands and Dominica to visit the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association to discuss best practices and lessons learned, and prepare for the upcoming season and a sustainable future. Government and private industry representatives ...
Seven months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck the beautiful British Virgin Islands, the territory's attractions, accommodations and activities continue to rebound. The tourism industry and team here at the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board have worked extremely hard to revitalize the BVI's tourism ...
You needed the cruise lines to tell you the bvi was not ready?? Do you live here? Cant you look around and see how potentially dangerous it is for the government to allow tourists to come to the bvi now? The roads are worst, signs are down, attractions are not camera ready, people are waiting forever ...
A recent report from the BVI Tourist Board have shown that the territory's tourism statistics are facing massive declines. While citing the stats, Junior Minister for Tourism Archibald Christian has called on government to pay more attention to the industry. He said the yachting sector has seen a significant ...
In most Caribbean countries, tourism represented more than 25% of their gross domestic product (GDP). “[The hurricanes] had a major impact on popular tourist destinations such as the BVI [British Virgin Islands] and Puerto Rico, although around two thirds of the region avoided any damage,” the report ...
#The Bahamas will host the Caribbean's largest aviation conference this June, bringing together major players from the sector and tourism industries for three days ... They are Anguilla, Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands (BVI), Canada, Commonwealth of Dominica, Dominican Republic, ...
Per capita we have the most talented persons in music and the arts, bar none; sports tourism is a sector that must be pursued and the benefits maximized. Per capita, the BVI has the most talented athletes and their skills must be harnessed; sports fishing and deep-sea fishing are sectors that must be ...
'The week after the storm, everything that was once green turned brown,' said Director of Tourism in the British Virgin Islands, Sharon Flax Brutus. 'You woke up on the morning of September 6 and eight hours later, our landscape and our lives were changed.' While other parts of the government focus on ...
Premier Smith made that note on Wednesday in response to the UK's decision to impose a public register that forces the BVI to reveal information on ... constitutionally because when we negotiated the constitution in 2007 – various responsibilities such as financial services, tourism, and other things, … it ...
Junior Minister for Trade and Investment Promotion Marlon Penn has announced plans to release an investment strategy for the British Virgin Islands. He said the strategy will be used to lure more local, and foreign investment. Penn also said the Ministry of Trade and Investment Promotion, as well as the ...
While the meals and drinks are eagerly anticipated each day, it's the islands themselves that are the stars of a BVI sailing trip. A weeklong itinerary could include a stop on Virgin Gorda to see the Baths — rock pools and caves created by jumbled granite boulders that are not found anywhere else in the ...
Anti-money-laundering investigators in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) have probed Keith Schembri's offshore company Colson, which in 2014 held cash ... Magistrate Ian Farrugia last year upheld a request for the investigation, but the four men, along with Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, Tourism Minister ...
Plus, the best way to help recovery efforts is to visit, spend money, and jump-start the economies again. ... The British Virgin Islands were hit hard during the 2017 hurricane season — in particular, Hurricanes Maria and Irma. ahowever, thanks to a considerable recovery effort from the island's citizens ...
Turnbull agreed. “I have raised it since becoming elected,” the first-term legislator said; adding that the BVI Tourist Board has also joined his campaign to amend the law. Issue not major. Meanwhile, Chairman of the Charter Yacht Society (CYS) Ruth Ross told BVI News the issue is not major. “It is a very ...
The new and improved floating restaurant arrived in the British Virgin Islands on Thursday (May 10) from the United States to replace the previous ...
Anderson told BVI News that things are being fine-tuned for the move. ... It's another location, it's on the water, and it's good for tourism — good for ... The new Willy T arrived in the British Virgin Islands on Thursday (May 10) from the ...
... owns the island which is located on the southern tip of the BVI's archipelago. ... According to Premier and Minister of Tourism, Dr D Orlando Smith, Norman ... It is definitely going to make a major impact on our tourism product.”.
PRESS RELEASE: With the upcoming Poker Run on May 27, and Christmas in July on July 22, The BVI Tourist Board continues to enhance the ...
The BVI's charter yacht sector has more than 1,800 boats and cabins available, according to data from the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board, with all ...
One of the major tourist attractions in the British Virgin Islands, the Willy T floating restaurant and bar, will relocate to Peter Island's Great Harbour from ...
Two major cruise lines in the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association are reporting that tourists are pining to return to the British Virgin Islands. Disney ...
Slater said the BVI trip was his effort to advance a story first reported by the Miami Herald, which on April 9 had revealed the Marlins legal claim of ...
Halo to the BVI Tourism Board for coming up with an innovative, energetic, post-hurricane way to attract tourists during summer low season. They're ...
A British Virgin Islands-based nautical and ocean sciences college, fully ... Reef has the space to house relevant government departments such as Tourism, ... There is no vision and prosperous future for these British Virgin Islands ...
Visitors who utilise the BVI Tourist Board's new Summer Sails promotion are being promised 'VIP clearance' at the territory's ports of entry. The Tourist ...
How did the BVI survive its past economic storms? ... We also saw how vulnerable tourism, our second pillar, can be after a natural disaster.
The H Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) will be introducing short courses to support the local tourism industry. HLSCC President Janet Smith ...
But having properties come back online and amenities throughout the BVI is going to assist in bringing that tourism back to the BVI again.” Damage.
I wrote in my book, Secret Code: British Virgin Islands, that “the last thing that ... We also saw how vulnerable tourism, our second pillar, can be after a ...
PRESS RELEASE: Visitors to the Virgin Islands are being reminded of the Environmental and Tourism Levy of $10.00 to be paid upon arrival at all ...
“The UK Government is well aware that the BVI's tourism industry was largely wiped out by last year's hurricanes and that financial services is the only ...
The BVI diplomat further said the UK is fully aware the BVI relies on financial services and tourism for survival. He further reminded the UK that those ...
Disembarking the various ferries that service the British Virgin Islands daily, visitors arriving through the Road Town Ferry Terminal are welcomed by ...
Anegada ranked among top 18 islands to visit this year ... year's storms is to visit the Caribbean, and that's particularly true in the British Virgin Islands, ...
We are reviewing BVI's marijuana laws, says Premier ... Marijuana laws could possibly become relaxed in the British Virgin Islands. ... Cultural stalwart and tourism icon Philicianno 'Foxy' Callwood is reportedly hosting the event to ...
Approximately 3,000 persons in the British Virgin Islands affixed their ... BVI would have responsibility for matters affecting the BVI including tourism ...
Residents of the BVI, the 2018 Hurricane Season has commenced and forecasters have indicated that this season will be an active one. This means ...
Disney Cruise Line has applauded the BVI Tourist Board for improving the territory's visitor arrival experience, which they said was initially unpleasant ...
Bishop Cline said the group will focus on areas such as education, tourism, ... The clergyman said he believes BVI citizens “have a responsibility in ...
The BVI's Junior Chef Division is getting set to participate in the yearly contest being hosted by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA).
From the BVI Tourist Board. ROAD TOWN, Tortola, British Virgin Islands – Brentfield Lettsome's love of the kitchen sparked at the young age of 6, ...
Events Coordinator at the BVI Tourist Board Cindy Rosan Jones told BVI News yesterday (June 5) the event will take the form of a cocktail fundraiser.
“The oceans are so important for us as a society and for the BVI since tourism makes up so much of our economy here. So, to keep the ocean clean is ...
Gold Sponsors Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc., Belize Tourism Board, British Virgin Islands Tourism Board, ...
(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board (BVITB) in partnership with the prestigious U.S. based sports institution IMG ...
PRESS RELEASE:– The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board (BVITB) in partnership with the prestigious U.S. based sports institution IMG Academy, ...
Junior Tourism Minister Archibald Christian has sought to set the record straight about his ... I returned on the night of the 9th of June,” he told BVI News yesterday, June 12. ... BVI is now accusing the UK of 'constitutional overreach'.
We've been in the BVI for about two years now since we opened up this ... Obviously, we've lost cruise tourism, lost a lot of stay-over clients because ...
A new non-profit organisation, BVI Restoration Foundation, is seeking to answer ... Also on the board of trustees are BVI Tourist Board Director Sharon ...
Ferry passengers from the BVI heading to St. John or Red Hook, ... John to St. Thomas to clear U.S. Customs, a trip which could take up to two hours.
Deputy Director of Tourism Mr Rhodni Skelton was also part of the delegation. They were joined by members of the BVI Tourist Board's North ...
Disney to return to BVI in 2 months ... while underscoring the importance of the tourism industry — the BVI's second largest revenue-earner. “Our taxi ...
Flemingo BVI's India unit Flemingo Travel Retail (formerly known as DFS India Pvt Ltd) has filed for an initial public offer (IPO) to raise Rs 3,000 crore ...
The British Virgin Islands could see the next General Election earlier than anticipated, according to Premier Dr D Orlando Smith. In a broadcast on ...
I have not decided yet, Christian told BVI News last week. ... He then applauded the BVI Tourist Board for doing what he said was 'good work'.
BVI: General Election next summer, maybe sooner — Premier ... (BVI NEWS) – The British Virgin Islands could see the next General Election earlier ... investment in the local tourism sector, building the cruise ship dock and pier park ...
“We can now state proudly that we are ready to receive the influx of visitors who will come via the major cruise lines.” Cruise lines' visit. Last month ...
Though still recovering from the onslaught of the September 2017 hurricanes, the British Virgins Islands continues to receive top ratings in the tourism ...
Chinese nationals are no longer required to have a visa to enter the British Virgin Islands. Premier Dr D Orlando Smith made the pronouncement ...
The BVI Tourist Board is continuing with its efforts to restore local tourism with the annual BVI food Fete event. This year's Food Fete will last for a ...
Disney Cruise Line will return to the British Virgin Islands, nearly a year after ... The cruise tourism industry is an important economic driver in the Virgin ...
News of a new policy exempting Chinese nationals from the BVI's visa entry requirements is not sitting well with many British Virgin Islands natives.
Chinese can only stay for 6 months | Business and tourism only ... ADS permits countries to promote their tourism in China and, in turn, allows China ... providing an easier access for the BVI's International Arbitration Centre, and ...
(BVI NEWS) – Government has sought to clear the air on its controversial Immigration policy amendment exempting China nationals from the territory's ...
Shortly after Premier Dr. Orlando Smith returned from a visit to China this ... This, in turn, will help boost business at the BVI International Arbitration ...
The British Virgin Islands (BVI) has assembled a legal team to fight the UK's register of beneficial ... BRIDGETOWN PRICEY FOR TRAVELLERS.
Taste of the Caribbean is a Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) event. It was held in Miami from June 22 to 26. The BVI's Chamber of ...
The BVI National Culinary Team, (from left) Louis Potter, Lakesha Barry, Radiance Modeste, Lakeisha King, Everson Rawlins, Tonya Malone-Smith, ...
The BVI Tourist Board invites all tourism industry stakeholders to a series of industry meetings to discuss the latest developments in tourism. Meetings ...
Tough times | Local magazine features competing destination while BVI ... when to visit, and how to get to one of Grenada's prime attractions – Spice ...
Elise Donovan has been appointed as Interim Director of the BVI London ... “It has been a privilege to serve as the BVI's UK and EU Representative. ... pillars of financial services and the tourism sector and ensuring that the BVI is ...
While stating government should have invested in a local airline, Junior Minister for Tourism Archibald Christian has said the National Democratic ...
This British Virgin Islands Resort is Making a Comeback ... The first full-service resort in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) to return to business ... Sharon Flax-Brutus, the destination's tourism director, told TravelPulse it will be just one of ...
British Virgin Islands residents are entitled to political .... Further, though tourism and financial services are instrumental to the BVI having one of ...
Before the Visa Exemption Order, despite the Work Permit Exemption Order, a Chinese national wishing to attend board meetings, visit BVI business ...
The cruise tourism recovery in the British Virgin Islands is well under way, with most of the major restoration works completed and services 100% ...
He said though marijuana is illegal in the BVI, it is part of the 'iconography of local tourism' so legalising the drug would propel the tourism sector ...
The cruise tourism recovery in the BVI is well underway, with most of the ... And Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has already planned a call to BVI for ...
Junior Minister for Tourism Archibald Christian believes more police officers in the British Virgin Islands should emulate the work ethic of Officer Glen ...
11 graduate from BVI's School of Technical Studies ... during a Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association event held in Miami, Fla., at the end of June.
And the British Virgin Islands is again putting its culinary excellence and diversity on display this fall with its annual ... For more, visit the BVI Food Fete.
During its maiden season it will sail round trip out of Fort Lauderdale, ... Juan, Puerto Rico; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; and Philipsburg, St. Maarten.
The yacht club noted thanks to event sponsors Quantum Sails, BVI Tourism Board, Gosling Rum and the Petoskey Visitors Bureau, and also to all in ...
As the next general election in the British Virgin Islands draws nearer, ... industry is what is going to help us with our land-based tourism industry.”.
Summer Sizzle BVI is launching its 10th Anniversary Celebration under the slogan Rebuild, Restore, Revive the BVI and inspire the next generation.
TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Jul. 29, CMC – The United Kingdom (UK) Foreign Office Minister for the Overseas Territories, Lord Tariq Ahmad, ...
“The BVI Tourist Board is proud of our four aspiring athletes and we are pleased to be able to afford them the opportunity to upgrade their skills and ...
Here are our picks for seven places to visit in August, part of a new regular ... Anegada, British Virgin Islands Whether you're a veteran of the British ...
It's the latest step in what has been an inspiring tourism comeback for the British Virgin Islands, one that has seen more and more accommodations ...
Tariq Ahmad, the United Kingdom's Foreign Office minister for the overseas territories, has presented the British Virgin Islands government with the ...
Whether you want a traditional resort getaway or a sailing adventure, the British Virgin Islands has always been one of the Caribbean's ultimate ...
The Caribbean Tourism Recovery Fund, established by the nonprofit ... hotel and tourism associations in Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, ...
Foreign Office Minister visits BVI to review hurricane preparedness ... This visit to BVI follows an earlier tour of the region by the Minister in May to the ...
While stating they have received numerous requests, Dolphin Discovery has said it plans to return to the British Virgin Islands. Dolphin Discovery's ...
(BVI NEWS) – While stating they have received numerous requests, ... described the company as being beneficial to the territory's tourism product and ...
Government is developing a National Sustainable Tourism Master Plan for the British Virgin Islands. The plan will act as a roadmap towards ...
By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff ... Samuel believes sports tourism can be a key area to diversify the territory's revenue streams and can create major ...
... December 2016, as well as the fact that many travelers previously planning on trips over the holidays to the USVI, St. Maarten, BVI, Anguilla, Antigua ...
The British Virgin Islands will be buzzing with activities to welcome Disney Cruise Line back into the territory on August 28, the BVI Tourist Board ...
Rhodni Skelton, deputy director of tourism for the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board, recalled how rough it had been in those first days following the ...
The British Virgin Islands (B.V.I.) government and private-sector tourism entities are partnering to complete the territory's recovery from Hurricanes Irma ...
In a move to position the territory as a destination of for culinary travel, the BVI Tourist Board has secured a place for two local chefs at an international ...
12 – 21 December 2018 – Sailing the British Virgin Islands ... One of the island the Clipper Stad Amsterdam brings a visit is the mountainous island St.
Two young men determined to see the British Virgin Islands become a ... proposing to donate some their services in the interest of local tourism.
For parts of the Caribbean like the British Virgin Islands, the tragedy has encouraged the community to shift its focus to rebuilding its tourism and ...
Other tourism industries were quicker to recover than that in the BVI. According to the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten ...
We have the hope and vision for a stronger, smarter, greener and better BVI ... Understanding the development of our Tourism product, services and ...
As the largest sector of the economy, restoring the BVI's tourism product was a huge priority during the immediate aftermath of the storm. There is still ...
The former director of the BVI London Office, Benito Wheatley, has argued ... on that sector and instead pivot towards a more tourism focused model.
friendly people, proud to share their home with visitors. ... Tortola, BVI: Tortola and most of the British Virgin Islands are mountainous, and while they ...
“I wish to thank the Banco Popular organisation for their long, stellar service to the British Virgin Islands and for taking the decision to establish a ...
During his BVI visit, the CDB boss met with the Recovery & Development Agency, Governor Augustus Jaspert, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith, and the ...
Key sector infrastructure and assets, such as for tourism – the driver of the BVI economy – were significantly impacted. Every resident of BVI was ...
The minister estimated costs to get the BVI back into shape for cruise tourism are going to exceed $10m. But he's optimistic about the return of the ...
“The biggest challenge has been letting prospective visitors know the strides the BVI has made since the hurricanes last year,” British Virgin Islands ...
One year later, the island that depends so much on tourism has a message for .... It's been a year since Hurricane Irma hit the British Virgin Islands.
The BVI's tourism is recovering after Hurricane Irma and having a thriving sea turtle population is just one of the brilliant reasons for tourists to return to ...
“We will do what we can to improve that part of the economy and assisting them (Chinese) to get to the BVI as visitors is something that will consecrate ...
TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands — Every morning, Helen Penn wakes up to the clamor of ... Some are neglected vacation homes, local officials said.
For more information on your next trip to the British Virgin Island, BVI Tourism has everything you need to plan the perfect getaway.
It could take the BVI more than 10 years to recover from the devastation, after its tourism sector sustained losses put at $2.8 billion, over two-and-a-half ...
Hurricane Irma took a heavy toll on the British Virgin Islands (B.V.I.). B.V.I. Tourist Board (BVITB) representatives estimated tourism industry damage ...
BVI Tourism Director Sharon Flux-Brutus said the BVI is putting a push on for Canadian visitors in 2019 and that they have a BVI specialist program for ...
The British Virgin Islands (BVI's) tourism director Sharon Flax Brutus says cruise arrivals are rebounding following last year's battering by Hurricane ...
I would urge the government and opposition to cast politics aside on this occasion and discuss with the BVI Tourist Board, the Royal VI Yacht Club and ...
(BVI NEWS) — Myron Walwyn, the minister who jointly holds responsibility for local prison with the governor, has refuted claims that he visited St Lucia ...
The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is also reporting tremendous progress in its recovery efforts; in fact, the Director of Tourism Sharon Flax Brutus said that ...
Sharon Flax-Brutus, director of tourism for the British Virgin Islands (B.V.I.), said 75 percent of the territory's hotel inventory should return to operation ...
The BVI Tourist Board promoted the territory through an interactive display booth, entitled 'Sun, Sand and Sea'. Previous guests of the BVI expressed ...
... Caribbean Tourism Organization's State of the Tourism Industry Conference on Tuesday on Paradise Island, the Bahamas. The British Virgin Islands ...
Magistrate Christilyn Benjamin said with the continued reoccurrence of similar crimes in the British Virgin Islands, the tourism industry could be ...
Region told BVI fostering 'decent work' ethics since hurricanes ... the destruction of the Tourism industry, namely hotels, yachting and restaurants,” Dr ...
The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board has also been supportive of the program, assisting with marketing the program, sourcing students and trainers, ...
It is being supported and implemented in the three communities by the Jost Van Dykes Preservation Society; the BVI Red Cross; Rotary clubs; the ...
Marlon Penn announced plans for the BVI to establish an Investment ... Infrastructure services have been restored, and tourism is bouncing back with ...
BVI author donates books to the elderly ... variety of topics such as Virgin Islands history, ocean life, tourism, salt ponds, landmarks, financial services, ...
Some of the hardest-hit islands, including the British Virgin Islands, U.S. ... Deputy Director of Tourism Rhodni Skelton shared that the destination ...
Some people might want to make the Virgin Islands a vacation home every year. So what you can depend on is one year you might have come the ...
The document does not provide a timeline for when major projects will begin, but does mention the BVI Tourist Board's “revitalisation plan” for ...
“There are limited external resources coming to the BVI from the national ... During Tuesday's visit, he spoke with both Governor Gus Jaspert and ...