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October 31st, 2019
Surge seen in trade licence applications for marine sector

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Department of Trade, Investment Promotion and Consumer Affairs has reported a new line of interests in small businesses in the Virgin Islands, swaying away from the usual interests in establishing eating houses and salons to exploiting opportunities in the marine industry.

June 12th, 2019
Trade Dept has no power to shut down unlicenced businesses- SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was during Standing Finance Committee (SFC) in April 2019 that the Director for Trade, Investment Promotions and Consumer Affairs Mrs Karia J. Christopher told the SFC that it had become a dangerous practice in the last few years for the Trade Department to issue cease and desist letters to businesses operating in the territory with a trade licence.

April 2nd, 2019
Hurricane 2017: Insurance Co.’s faced brunt of complaints – FSC Deputy Director

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The relationships between companies in the Virgin Islands (VI), the Financial Services Commission (FSC) and Local Banks, post-2017 hurricane season were questioned at the recent “Money Matters” forum which sought to bring to light, issues which affected policyholders.

December 21st, 2018
Entrepreneurs warned of ‘time management’ as Trade Expo opens

WICKHAM'S CAY, Tortola, VI – Small Business owners were reminded that 'time is precious,' as the Trade, Investment Promotion and Consumer Affairs Business Essentials Workshop and Small Business EXPO opened today, Friday, December 21, 2018, at the Moorings Marina Inn on Tortola.

December 18th, 2018
Trade Dept pushing “shop local” initiative for VI businesses

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Business owners are being encouraged to participate in an upcoming workshop and trade show being organised by the Department of Trade, Investment Promotion and Consumer Affairs to be held on Friday, December 21, 2018.

November 13th, 2018
Lunch and Learn: A financial literacy discussion

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A better quality of life is possible with the right knowledge of money and finances, the premise for a roundtable discussion hosted by the Financial Education Network (FEN), geared towards helping women improve their financial savvy to be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018.

June 18th, 2018
60 young ladies ‘Charmed’ @ Dreams Conference

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Sixty young women, ages 12 to 18, were all charmed, dazzled and equipped with invaluable life lessons, at the inaugural Charm Academy, ‘Dreams to Vision’ Conference on June 16, 2018.

May 26th, 2018
Charm Academy to host one day interactive symposium

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – At a time when young women all over the world are realising their potential and fulfilling their dreams in life, local Virgin Islander, Karia J. Christopher, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of the Charm Academy, is stepping up to allow the young women of the Virgin Islands to do the same.

May 10th, 2018
Trade Dept eyes sister islands for stepped up inspection; Comply or else!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Businesses and other vendors doing illegal business on the sister islands of Virgin Gorda, Jost van Dyke and Anegada are to get in line or face the wrath of the relevant authorities.

February 4th, 2018
25 students of SGSS inducted into Rotary family

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI - On Saturday, February 1, 2018 at the Tortola Sports Club in Pasea Estate, Tortola, St George's Secondary School (SGSS) officially inducted 25 members to its newly established Interact Club.

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