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VI participates in string of regional meetings on future with COVID-19

- Meetings included UN's 12th Ministerial Forum for Development in Latin America & Caribbean
Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has revealed that the Virgin Islands (VI) participated in the United Nations 12th Ministerial Forum for Development in Latin America and the Caribbean on January 13, 2020, and two on forums on VI's future regarding navigating the pandemic. Photo: Facebook/Zoom
Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Calvin Malone (AL) advocated for greater participation by Associate Member Countries in the UN Ministerial Forum. Photo: Facebook/Zoom
Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Calvin Malone (AL) advocated for greater participation by Associate Member Countries in the UN Ministerial Forum. Photo: Facebook/Zoom
Hon Sharie B. deCastro represented Premier Fahie in the 13th Special Emergency Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting. Photo: Facebook/Zoom
Hon Sharie B. deCastro represented Premier Fahie in the 13th Special Emergency Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting. Photo: Facebook/Zoom
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has revealed that the Virgin Islands (VI) participated in the United Nations 12th Ministerial Forum for Development in Latin America and the Caribbean on January 13, 2021, and two forums on VI's future navigating the pandemic.

Currently, the Virgin Islands serves as one of the Vice Presidents of the Directive Board of the Regional Conference on Social Development along with Barbados, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Paraguay, and Uruguay, the Premier said in an online missive.

The agenda of the meeting was to consider its work plan for inclusive social development for the year 2021.

“The Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) advocated for greater participation by Associate Member Countries. He also expressed thanks and appreciation on behalf of the Government and people of the Virgin Islands for the Social Protection Grant of $350,000, which will support the Government's assistance programme for unemployed persons and vulnerable families affected by COVID-19,” the Premier disclosed. 

More regional engagements on VI's future 

Further, Hon Fahie said that today, January 14, 2021, he participated in the 4th roundtable discussion of Ministers of Government from Bolivia, Mexico, Panama and Ecuador on effective governance beyond recovery.

At the event, he also shared information on the territory's successes and challenges of managing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic over the last 9 months.

The Territory also attended the 13th Special Emergency Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government convened to discuss the longer-term economic survival of the region.

The Premier was represented by Junior Minister for Tourism, Honourable Sharie B. DeCastro (AL).

6 Responses to “VI participates in string of regional meetings on future with COVID-19 ”

  • Truth (14/01/2021, 23:12) Like (2) Dislike (18) Reply
    You have to give it to him the premier is an regional and international leader
  • Common Sense (15/01/2021, 07:04) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    The BVI is part of the UK which is the 6th largest economy in the world, that is the social system the BVI should be engaging with, not a bunch of countries with which this territory has zero relationship. Are they going to send us Covid vaccine, help us after hurricanes and natural disasters. Wake up people.
  • west (15/01/2021, 08:26) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Andre Fahie's face expression says it all. lol
  • Windy (15/01/2021, 08:32) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    Fahie you are on the right track next up his our independence from the Uk slave masters
  • 350k? (15/01/2021, 09:57) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Vote like if you think any of the 350k gonna actually be given out to "Government's assistance programme for unemployed persons and vulnerable families affected by COVID-19"
  • money man (17/01/2021, 07:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It's time to quit with this pandemic nonsense and move the curfew


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