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Interview with British Virgin Islands Tourism Director Sharon Flax-Mars

 Above: BVI By Alexander Britell The British Virgin Islands received approximately 302,647 tourist arrivals in 2012, essentially unchanged from the previous year. Seeking to improve on those numbers, the BVI hired a new director of tourism, Sharon Flax-Mars, a 25-year …

British Virgin Islands Premier Courts Investors, Tourists in Brazil

 Above: the British Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff British Virgin Islands Premier Dr Orlando Smith recently concluded a trade mission to Brazil, courting financial services investors and potential tourists. The BVI delegation hosted a series of financial services …

Grenada PM, BVI Premier to Co-Host Environment Summit

 Above: Grenada By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada Prime Minister Keith Mitchell and British Virgin Islands Premier Dr Orlando Smith will co-host Leadership Summit for the Caribbean Challenge Initiative in May. The conference, which will bring together environment ministers, heads …

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 Above: the Ministry’s planning meeting (Photo: GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands’ Ministry of Communication and Works is setting out a 10-year infrastructural development plan for the territory. The plan is the product of a two-day …

 Above: USVI Governor John de Jongh on USVI/BVI Friendship Day (Photo: OG) The neighbouring United States Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands marked the 39th edition of USVI/BVI Friendship Day this week. The event, which was established in 1972, aims …

 Above: Scrub Island in the British Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff Greenland Premier Kuupik Kleist is visiting the British Virgin Islands this week in his capacity as chairman of the Overseas Countries and Territories Association. The British Virgin …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands is looking to its crafts sector as part of a plan to enhance the territory’s tourism product. The Crafts Alive Market, a joint initiative by the office of Premier Dr Orlando …

 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 …

 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 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: 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 …