New Tourism Leadership in the British Virgin Islands

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By the Caribbean Journal staff

The British Virgin Islands has new tourism leadership, following the British Overseas Territory’s recent election.

New BVI Premier Andrew Fahie will also be serving as Minister of Tourism, following his Virgin Islands Party’s win in the House of Assembly.

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Premier and Tourism Minister Andrew Fahie.

“I am committing to being laser-focused on tourism as a driver of economic development in these Virgin Islands,” Fahie said in a statement. “My government will do its best to provide the BVI Tourist Board with all the resources necessary to foster the sustainable development of tourism in the BVI for the benefit of all residents.”

He will be joined by Shereen Flax-Charles, who will be serving as Junior Minister for Tourism to assist Fahie in handling the tourism portfolio, the government said.

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Junior Tourism Minister Shereen Flax-Charles.

“As Junior Minister for Tourism, the Premier has charged me with ensuring that policies and programs aimed at the growth and development of this very critical sector are executed,” Flax-Charles said. “The Premier knows that I am very passionate about tourism and therefore this is a responsibility which I take very seriously.”

The new tourism leadership has already begun a review of the industry, including meetings with tourism partners and stakeholders.

— CJ