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September 2nd, 2021
Cruise industry critical for repaying BVIPA's $50M loan- Hon Fahie

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said that the time is now for the people of the Virgin Islands to decide on the amount of risk that they are willing to accept and allow in the face of mounting debt and low revenue brought on by COVID-19 over the last year and a half.

June 21st, 2021
Judge rules against CDC's COVID restrictions for cruise industry


MIAMI, Florida, USA- A federal judge handed Florida Governor Ron D. DeSantis a major victory over the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's cruise industry restrictions on Friday, June 18, 2021, a development that could pave the way for cruise travel to return after a CDC No Sail Order grounded the industry for 15 months.

May 17th, 2018
‘The spirit of the people is what tells our story’ – Kedrick D. Pickering

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI - Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resource and Labour, during a consultation meeting with Florida Caribbean Cruise Association Operations Committee on May, 14, 2018 at the Moorings Conference Room stated that tourism involves not just one person but everybody in the territory, while emphasising that whatever needs to be done to get the cruise industry up and running, it should be done.

December 22nd, 2015
USVI signs 10-year agreement with Royal Caribbean


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) has signed an agreement with the second largest cruise line in the world, Royal Caribbean, solidifying the business relationship between the two parties and bolstering the cruise industry in the territory for the next decade, a press release VIPA issued on December 22, 2015 makes known.

November 4th, 2014
‘Is new transport association a dictatorship?’ – asks Karl 'Dub' Scatliffe

ROAD TOWN, TortoIa, VI - “I don’t have anything against them; it’s good to see taxi drivers come together and register as a company. The only problem I have is that they need to understand their role as a company and I think that’s the misconception that we are having,” said Mr Karl ‘Dub’ Scatliffe, President of the BVI Taxi Association.

November 5th, 2013
Premier agrees minimum wage should be reviewed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier Dr The Hon. D. Orlando Smith is in agreement that the minimum wage of the territory should be reviewed but has given no commitment to when this issue would be addressed by his government.

April 11th, 2012
Cruise operators fed up with promises- Hon. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Communications and Works Hon. Mark Vanterpool said during his recent trips to Miami, where he met with cruise operators, he was told in no uncertain terms by certain operators that they would discontinue coming to the Territory if certain developments were not made to the cruise industry.

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