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June 15th, 2016
Director of Tourism under fire from staff; Meets with Jr Minister of Tourism

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Our senior National Democratic Party (NDP) sources have advised our newsroom that there is employment unrest at the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB), mainly the Tortola office located in Road Town, the Virgin Islands' capital city.

January 14th, 2015
‘Mindset of some government depts & agencies a challenge’- Flax-Mars

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While testifying before the House of Assembly‘s Standing Finance Committee last year to examine the draft estimates for 2015, Director of the BVI Tourist Board Mrs Sharon-Flax-Mars complained bitterly about the lack of funding for the sector from the current administration.

May 28th, 2014
BVITB Director pushes VI as tourist destination of ‘lifetime’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Going around the world physically and via other means is the message that the Virgin Islands popularly called ‘BVI’ is one of the number one tourist destinations in the world with a true Caribbean flavour.

November 28th, 2013
JVD gets new & renovated facilities for Xmas season

JOST VAN DYKE, VI – Following constant cries by residents of Jost Van Dyke to have some key facilities and services in place on the sister island, several government arms have taken necessary steps to ensure that actions were taken.

October 7th, 2013
Virgin Gorda Man Writes Winning Jingle

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Twenty-year-old Kadeem O’Neal of Virgin Gorda is the winner of the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board jingle contest for the We Are One BVI Campaign. Launched in June, the campaign seeks to improve customer service and customer relations throughout the tourism sector Territory-wide.

September 26th, 2013
BVITB promises transparency for Lobster Fest & Restaurant Week 2013

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “Based on events that happen like this all around the world you are going to need one hundred to two hundred and fifty thousand [dollars] to pull off an event like this. We are doing both, both events will cost the BVI less than eighty thousand dollars.”

September 24th, 2013
E-government drive could help end delays in stats provision - Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Work currently being done towards improving the Administration’s e-government drive is expected to increase the frequency of useful statistics such as those provided for tourism through the Development Planning Unit (DPU).

September 9th, 2013
BVITB should lead talks with Gov’t on gay rights & marriage– Businessmen

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Sections of the business community are calling on the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) to lead talks with the government of the Virgin Islands to consider policies and laws that would allow gays the right of marriage and free movement within the territory.

August 20th, 2013
Tourist numbers for second quarter still not ready – Flax-Mars

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – BVI Tourist Board Director, Mrs Sharon Flax-Mars has indicated that tourist arrival numbers are still outstanding for the second quarter of this year.

August 19th, 2013
BVITB seeks to use Staycation packages to boost Lobster Fest - Director

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) Director, Mrs Sharon Flax-Mars has expressed hope that the Staycation packages on offer would encourage tourists and locals alike to attend the Anegada Lobster Festival scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend later this year.



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