BVI YACHTING HOTEL AND TOURISM ASSOCIATION FORGES STRATEGIC ALLIANCE WITH GOVERNMENT

Demonstrating their shared resolve to advancing the BVI’s tourism product, the BVI Yachting, Hotel and Tourism Association (BVIYHTA), and the Honourable Premier Dr. Natalio Wheatley, engaged in an exciting dialogue on Thursday, February 22nd. For the newly formed BVIYHTA, this meeting marked a significant milestone in their effort to build partnerships which strengthen the tourism … Continued

GRENADA-BORN TECHNOLOGY LEADER DR. CAMILLE LEWIS SHINES AT US ENGINEERING AWARDS

Native Grenadian Dr. Camille Lewis has been officially recognized as a Modern-Day Technology Leader at the 38th Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) held from 15th-18th February 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States (US). The distinction is annually conferred on a cohort of trailblazing technology professionals in the US who are shaping the technological … Continued

BVI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOST EVENING OF NETWORKING AND CELEBRATION

On 1st February 2024, the BVI Chamber of Commerce (BVICoC) co-hosted an exclusive event, the Visit BVI Advertisers Cocktails, at the picturesque venue of Prime Restaurant’s LVL3 lounge in Road Town, Tortola to officially launch the 2024 edition and thank the businesses for their support. The event, co-hosted with the magazine publisher, North South Net … Continued

CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN UNVEILS REBRAND TO CIBC CARIBBEAN

CIBC FirstCaribbean unveiled its rebranded regional bank, CIBC Caribbean on January 30, promising it is not just a “cosmetic change but a strategic move to position ourselves as a modern, forward-thinking institution.” Speaking during the evening ceremony at the bank’s Barbados-based head office, Chief Executive Officer Mark St. Hill said the decision to rebrand “reflects … Continued

CABINET EXPANDS WORK PERMIT EXEMPTIONS

The Cabinet of the Virgin Islands has approved expanding work permit exemptions to include several new categories of workers providing vital services in the territory.  The Schedule to the Labour Code (Work Permit Exemption) Order No. 41 of 2017 will be amended to add the new exemptions. This Order specifies occupations and services that are … Continued

THE MOORINGS AND SUNSAIL EXPAND FLEET AND WORKFORCE AHEAD OF PEAK SAILING SEASON

Premier yacht charter companies The Moorings and Sunsail have announced major expansions to their British Virgin Islands operations to kick off 2024.  The sister companies, which run the largest charter fleet in the BVI, recently welcomed 78 new vessels worth $70 million. This includes 19 monohulls, 35 sailing catamarans, and 24 power catamarans. The new … Continued

TRADEWIND AVIATION JOINS VG TOURISM PRODUCT WITH INAUGURAL COMMERCIAL FLIGHT

Tradewind Aviation has joined the already coveted Virgin Gorda Tourism product with its recent inaugural Commercial Flight to the Taddy Bay Airport on Virgin Gorda on Thursday November 16th. Acting Premier at the time, Honourable Kye Rymer, Junior Minister for Culture and Tourism Honourable Luce Hodge-Smith, Minister for Health and Social Development and 9th District … Continued

13 CARIBBEAN ISLANDS SET TO PARTICIPATE IN UPCOMING CARIBBEAN BAKING AWARDS 2024

Organizers of the Caribbean Baking Awards 2024 say they are excited to announce the commencement of the 1st Annual Caribbean Baking Awards being held in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. This pioneering event is destined to celebrate the sumptuous richness of Caribbean baking and the talented artisans behind those mouthwatering concoctions. The team said, “We are … Continued

CUSTOMER SERVICE LEADERS COMPLETE ‘TRAIN THE TRAINERS COURSE’

Eleven (11) customer service leaders in the Public Service have completed the “Train the Trainer- Customer Service Course”, facilitated by Virgin Atlantic Limited. The training was conducted through the Virgin Islands Public Service Learning Institute and engaged individuals in sessions that targeted their understanding of customers and their needs and engaging customers at a professional … Continued