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The Future of British Virgin Islands Agriculture “Must Continue”

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Despite challenges ahead, the future of agriculture in the British Virgin Islands “must continue,” Natural Resources Minister Dr Kedrick Pickering said at the opening of the territory’s Farmers’ Week. In order to develop, however, the …

British Virgin Islands Encouraging Careers in Financial Services Industry

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Following a call to improve the British Virgin Islands’ financial services industry by Premier Dr Orlando Smith last month, the government is making a push to encourage careers in the sector. The government, through the …

Curacao, Sint Maarten Could Become Associate Members of CARICOM

 Above: Curacao (Photo: Curacao Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM’s Council of Ministers has agreed to establish a working group to look at issues pertaining to the organization’s associate members, and two territories, Curacao and Sint Maarten, have expressed …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff British Virgin Islands Premier Dr Orlando Smith has a message for employers: give youth a chance. “I urge those of you who have not yet committed to hiring our young people to look closer and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff British Virgin Islands Governor Boyd McCleary has appointed Magdaline Rhymer as a member and Chairman of the Public Service Commission for a term of one year. The Governor was acting under his constitutional duties, which …

 Above: a HIMA hospital in Puerto Rico By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands is looking to Puerto Rico broaden the range of health care services delivered in the territory, according to the Ministry of Health and Social …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands is looking at ways to reposition its tourism sector, including strengthening the “Brand BVI” product. “Tourism provides business opportunities and jobs to many of our people, it increases the flow of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Looking to exploring ways to improve the British Virgin Islands’ financial services sector, Premier Dr Orlando Smith recently held a forum of key stakeholders to examine strategies for advancement. Bolstering the sector is “critically important …

 Above: Dr Christopher Phillip Malcolm (Photo: BVI Gov) By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands has appointed Dr Christopher Phillip Malcolm as Attorney General, the government announced. Malcolm, a native of Jamaica, is admitted to practice in Jamaica, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Green energy has to be a priority for the British Virgin Islands government, according to Minister for Communications and Works Mark Vanterpool. Vanterpool met last week with board members of the BVI Electricity Corporation to …

 For the Caribbean, it was the Year of the Vote. By year’s end, five countries, Jamaica, Guyana, St Lucia and Haiti and the British Virgin Islands, will have chosen new leadership, with Jamaicans headed to the polls on Thursday. It …

 Above: the Government Administration Building, Road Town (Photo: Carol A. Vanterpool) By the Caribbean Journal staff The promotion of business development is one of the highest priorities of BVI Premier Dr Orlando Smith’s government, he said yesterday in a statement. …

 Above: Scrub Island in BVI By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands has appointed a new Board of Directors for its BVI Tourist Board, according to Premier Dr Orlando Smith. The board was appointed with the approval of …

 By Alexander Britell From Dominica to Jamaica, the Caribbean’s green energy movement has made significant strides over the last several years. But for those in the British Virgin Islands, going green can be a bit more difficult. Despite growing support …

 Above: Scrub Island in BVI By the Caribbean Journal staff A report by the Financial Times’ fDi Intelligence division has named the British Virgin Islands as having the Caribbean’s best quality of life. The report, which ranks what it deems …

 Billionaire mogul Richard Branson plans to create a lemur habitat on an undeveloped island he owns, Moskito Island. The animals are disappearing from their native African habitat, and Branson plans on bringing the first group of 30 lemurs to the …