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Shaina M. Smith confirmed as BVICCHA Chairman

- @ BVICCHA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held virtually on October 15, 2020
October 16th, 2020 | Tags: Shaina M. Smith BVICCHA Chairman confirmation AGM
A year after she became Interim-Chairman of the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVICCHA), electrical engineer, businesswoman and former political candidate, Ms Shaina M. Smith has been confirmed to the post. Photo: Facebook
Nona Vanterpool–Bonelli was elected Chairman of the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVICCHA) in October 2018, but tendered her resignation in September 2019. Photo: Facebook
Nona Vanterpool–Bonelli was elected Chairman of the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVICCHA) in October 2018, but tendered her resignation in September 2019. Photo: Facebook
The BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVICCHA) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) virtually on October 15, 2020. Photo: VINO
The BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVICCHA) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) virtually on October 15, 2020. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A year after she became Interim-Chairman of the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVICCHA), electrical engineer, businesswoman and former political candidate, Ms Shaina M. Smith has been confirmed to the post.

The confirmation was made at the BVICCHA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held virtually on October 15, 2020.

Smith had become Inter-Chairman after Vanterpool–Bonelli, who was elected Chairman in October 2018, tendered her resignation in September 2019.

“With one other person nominated as Chairman, the businesses represented in the meeting voted to confirm Shaina Smith as the Chairman of the Chamber, a press release from BVICCHA today, October 16, 2020, stated.

‘Grateful’- Shaina M. Smith

It further said, when asked about her election, Chairman Smith said she was grateful for the vote of confidence by the membership and the opportunity to continue to serve the business community in this capacity.

"I am especially grateful for God's grace in every challenge the Chamber has faced over the years and I am excited about working with the new Board to further establish the BVICCHA as the Voice of Business and to empower, educate and equip businesses for success and growth."

The confirmed Chairman thanked the contributions that exiting directors made and welcomed the new members.

IN

The new members are Kevin S. Fahie (President of Business – Caribbean Cellars), R. Averad Penn (Vice President of Business – CCT Boatphone), Doug Riegels (Vice President of Hospitality – Anegada Beach Club), Gaelle G. Maduro (Treasurer – Banco Popular), Andrew Ball (Director - Marine Association of the BVI), Neil Cline (Director - Koncepts Hospitality Consultants), Sean Palmer (Director - Aroma's Cigar and Martini Bar), and Harella Wheatley (Director – Anegada Reef Hotel).

OUT

The outgoing Officers and Directors are Lorna Christopher (Vice President of Hospitality – Maria’s by the Sea), Wendell M. Gaskin (Treasurer - S.S. Accounting & Consulting Services Ltd), Robert Knock (Director – Road Town Wholesale and Riteway Food Markets), Janet Oliver (Director – BVI Charter Yacht Society), Jerry Smith (Vice President of Business – Therapy Group International Limited), James Todman (Director – James Todman Construction), and Nona Vanterpool-Bonelli (Director – Vanterpool Enterprises).

17 Responses to “Shaina M. Smith confirmed as BVICCHA Chairman”

  • Dulce (16/10/2020, 18:27) Like (4) Dislike (7) Reply
    These Smiths.
    !!!$" No stopping them and their unending contributions of positivity of these VI.
  • I am a VI Genie (16/10/2020, 18:40) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats sis, keep doing what you feel compelled to continue on. Who Jah bless, let no man curse!
  • Wow (16/10/2020, 19:54) Like (3) Dislike (8) Reply
    The elite shot calling club
    • nope (16/10/2020, 21:16) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      they call nothing , this has been proved all through this pandemic, they only count amongst themselves no one else
  • ausar (16/10/2020, 21:52) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats, Ms. Smith!
    • Guest house owner. (17/10/2020, 05:53) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      No one contacted us about being involved in the quarantine process. We are interested. What's the procedure, what's the process....
  • Friend in law (16/10/2020, 21:55) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    congrats. Shaina, I am confident that you will do a good job and represent that post with Honor
  • Excellent choice.. (17/10/2020, 05:39) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    She is a strategic, understanding, Reasoning and no nonsense lady, No doubt she would propel this association forward, there will always be the one or two haters of progress, trouble makers...Shsna would insist Fahie sit down and hear them out...I think Fahie Respect herr enough to give her his time at the table...My one wish or hope is that for the bordres reopening, they allow all the hotels and guest houses who are willing to be apart of quarantine holdings and economic benefit process the chance to be ijspected and posted on line once pass inspection, and not government hand picking a few places of their choice, also these places should be responsible for their own security....
  • K (17/10/2020, 09:24) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Congratulations Shaina
  • reality (17/10/2020, 10:21) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    I know a few of these people and 1 of them ran a business for 5 years without a profit and its a red herring and another who has run thier business into the ground over the past 2 years. These people say they represent the business community, well we really are f****d
  • boring (17/10/2020, 13:53) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    She need a life
    • shot (18/10/2020, 07:03) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      Why don't you mind your business anout her life. Do you have one? Sitting your fat ass home blogging piss.
  • @ EXCELLENT CHOICE (17/10/2020, 14:55) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Nothing against Shaina but where are we progressing to. Recently it has become most evident that we are doing the totalitarian tip toe.
  • Board Members (17/10/2020, 16:10) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Very Strong team behind you. Great mix of young and mature talent
  • VI Guy (18/10/2020, 10:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Out with the old and in with the new.
  • um (20/10/2020, 00:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Shame there is sooo many masons on the board, it could do with some plumbers and carpenters.


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