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February 3rd, 2021
Regulators halt GNB Financial Group & FirstCaribbean deal

BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS - Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce ('CIBC') today announced that the transaction that would have seen GNB Financial Group Limited acquire a majority stake in FirstCaribbean International Bank Limited ('FirstCaribbean') will not proceed as the transaction did not receive approval from FirstCaribbean’s regulators.

February 1st, 2021
HLSCC approved for delivery of STCW courses for mariners

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI– The H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) has been awarded ‘provisional approval’ to begin scheduling delivery of Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (Basic STCW) courses at its Paraquita Bay campus.

February 1st, 2021
BVICCHA weighs in on new Port fees

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Recently, the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) issued a press release indicating that they were increasing fees for services the authority offers. Immediately with the release, businesses began to contact the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVICCHA) and complain.

January 26th, 2021
BVIPA announces adjusted fees

PORT PURCELL, Tortola, Virgin Islands - The BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) is announcing adjusted fees as amended in the British Virgin Islands Ports Authority (Amendment) Regulations, 2020.

January 25th, 2021
BVIPA rolls out new website

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA), is proud to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website at The new site features a streamlined and modern design, improved functionality, and easy access to essential information to help ship agents, shippers, cruise companies and documents, schedules and notices.

January 20th, 2021
President @ Toastmasters Int'l pays virtual call on Tortola Toastmasters

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - On January 19th, 2021, the Toastmasters International President paid a virtual call to the Tortola Toastmasters Club of the BVI for the first time. This auspicious occasion occurred at the first meeting of the calendar year, by the Toastmaster of the Evening on January 19, 2021.

January 18th, 2021
11-week Solar Energy Technician training begins @ HLSCC

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI– The H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) Workforce Training Division, Centre for Professional Development and Community Education (CPDCE) in conjunction with Power52 Caribbean Energy Institute (CEI) began its 11-week Solar Energy Technician Training today, January 18, 2021.

January 8th, 2021
Dr. Robert A. Mathavious formally retires as CEO of BVI FSC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following a long career of over thirty-five years in public service, Dr. Robert A. Mathavious OBE, has formally retired from the BVI Financial Services Commission as both its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer effective 31 December 2020.

January 6th, 2021
BVI Red Cross, Green VI & DWM team up for SCB Cleanup

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - As part of the Sea Cows Bay Enhanced Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (EVCA) process, the BVI Red Cross teamed up with Green VI and the Department of Waste Management for a community cleanup on December 2020.

January 4th, 2021
JOMA Properties Ltd maintenance team benefit from customised training from HLSCC

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – JOMA Properties Ltd in conjunction with H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) Workforce Training Division, Centre for Professional Development and Community Education, completed an intensive 3-month training for their Maintenance Team.


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