BVIAA HOST FIRST ACI AIRPORT DAY 2024

The Government of the Virgin Islands hosted the first-ever ACI Airport Day event in the Virgin Islands on July 9, 2024, organised by the Airports Council International – Latin America and Caribbean (ACI-LAC) in collaboration with the BVI Airports Authority. This landmark event brought together leading airport industry executives and authorities from across the world … Continued

33 PUBLIC OFFICERS ON ANEGADA COMPLETE PUBLIC SERVICE 101

Thirty-three public officers living and working on Anegada have completed Public Service 101, marking the completion of the course on each of the Territory’s four main islands. Public Service 101, a three-day course, is a key offering from the Virgin Islands Public Service Learning Institute and attendance is mandatory for public officers. The officers, which … Continued

CIBC AND CIBC CARIBBEAN TO DONATE TOWARDS RESTORATION EFFORTS IN ISLANDS AFFECTED BY HURRICANE BERYL

CIBC Caribbean has joined its parent company, CIBC, in making an initial donation of US $100,000 through CIBC Caribbean’s ComTrust Foundation to support hurricane relief efforts in Caribbean islands impacted by Hurricane Beryl. The funds will go towards restoration efforts in St. Vincent, Grenada and the Grenadines, and Jamaica and to assist affected fishermen in … Continued

VI GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES INCREASE IN MINIMUM WAGE

The Government of the Virgin Islands has announced an upcoming increase in the Territory’s minimum wage. Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Labour, and Trade, Honourable Lorna Smith, OBE, disclosed that the minimum wage will rise to $8.50 per hour, effective from 30th November 2024. She emphasized that this adjustment is part of a … Continued

YAYA DACOSTA, ACTRESS AND MODEL TO HOST 14TH ANNUAL SUMMER SIZZLE BVI 2024

Summer Sizzle BVI has become the Caribbean’s premiere fashion and lifestyle destination experience held in the British Virgin Islands. The 14-year anniversary event is scheduled for July 25 – 28, 2024 creating an epic mix of Fashion, Art, Music, Beauty & Culture. Celebrities, VIP Guests, top international and local models, kid models, fashion designers, beauty … Continued

BRANSON CENTRE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP – CARIBBEAN HOSTS ENTREPRENEURSHIP BOOTCAMP FOR BVI TEENS

The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship Caribbean, in partnership with Unite BVI, is thrilled to announce an exciting entrepreneurship Bootcamp for teenagers in the British Virgin Islands. The five-day intensive programme, scheduled from July 15 -19, 2024, aims to empower young minds and equip them with the essential tools to transform their innovation ideas into real … Continued

52 NOW BRITISH CITIZENS

Fifty-Two (52) persons are now British Citizens having taken the Oath of Allegiance and Pledge of Loyalty. The new citizens were processed during a ceremony held at Government House on June 20 and heard congratulatory remarks from His Excellency the Governor, Daniel Pruce, and Registrar General, Mrs. Tashi O’Flaherty-Maduro. Governor Pruce said, “Today you have … Continued

DR. CONNIE GEORGE APPOINTED FIRST DIRECTOR OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS PUBLIC SERVICE LEARNING INSTITUTE

Dr. Connie George has been officially appointed as the first Director of the Virgin Islands Public Service Learning Institute, effective June 18, 2024. Dr. George’s appointment comes following a period of her assignment as the Interim Director of the Institute, since its launch in August 2023. The newly appointed Director brings a wealth of experience … Continued

COMMENTARY ‘UK LABOUR GOV’T CAN MEND FENCES WITH CARIBBEAN TERRITORIES’

The following Commentary was written by Mr. Benito Wheatley. The Labour Party’s landslide victory at the polls presents a fresh opportunity for the United Kingdom (UK) to establish a genuine modern partnership with the Overseas Territories (OTs) after 14 years of Conservative Party rule in which the relationship with the Territories was severely strained by … Continued