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September 14th, 2021
COVID-19 having physiological impacts on both teachers & students - Hon Flax-Charles

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) said despite the challenges that will come as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in the new school year, persons must do their best to cope and has assured that Government will do what it can to meet the needs of both staff and students.

September 12th, 2021
‘We will never go down without fighting for this country’- Hon Flax-Charles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As national pride and sentiments of breaking off the shackles of colonialism continue to grow in the Virgin Islands, Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) has declared that the [British] Virgin Islands has been supporting itself for centuries with little help from the United Kingdom (UK) and it will not allow those efforts to be wasted.

September 9th, 2021
‘I am now suffering from funeral burnout!’- Hon Flax-Charles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Urging the population to follow the protocols, get vaccinated or protect themselves via other means if they wish not to be vaccinated, At Large Representative Honourable Shereen D. Flax-Charles, the Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development, has said she would not like to have a recurrence of the experience she had when persons were losing their lives to COVID-19 recently.

July 20th, 2021
Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles takes COVID-19 vaccine!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After initially deciding against taking the AstraZeneca vaccine due to alleged health reasons, Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) has made known she has now taken both shots of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

July 1st, 2021
Jr Minister protests closure of The Baths to non-cruise ship visitors

THE BATHS, Virgin Gorda, VI- Following a notice from the National Parks Trust of the Virgin Islands (NPTVI) on June 30, 2021, that The Baths will be closed to non-cruise ship passengers, including resident of the VI during certain hours, Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development, Honourable Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) has lead a public protest on the decision.

April 7th, 2021
‘I will not allow anybody to force me’ to get vaccinated – Hon Flax-Charles

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Jr Minister for Trade and Economic Development, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) has revealed she is yet to take the COVID-19 vaccine, with heath reasons being a possible hold-up.

April 6th, 2021
'No new trade fees until we are back to normal'- Hon Flax Charles

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development Honourable Shereen D. Flax Charles (AL) said the Andrew A. Fahie-led Government of the Virgin Islands does not want to add any pressure to businesses during this global pandemic and will not be introducing any new fees until the territory is back to normal.

March 30th, 2021
Suez Canal blockade could cause delays in VI’s receipt of goods - Hon Flax-Charles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With global shipping resuming through the Suez Canal following a blockage by the container vessel ‘Ever Given’ that has since been cleared, Jr Minister for Trade and Economic Development in the Virgin Islands, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) has said the impacts could be felt in the VI.

March 29th, 2021
'Ever Given' freed from Suez Canal; Impacts on Global trade forecasted

SUEZ, Egypt - The Ever Given, a ship that was beached in the banks of the Suez Canal has been freed, the Suez Canal Authority has announced.

March 29th, 2021
Czech billionaire with business interests in VI dies in helicopter crash

ALASKA, USA- The Virgin Islands, particularly Virgin Gorda, is mourning the death of one of its dearest friends, Czech billionaire Petr Kellner who died in a helicopter crash in Alaska, USA on March 27, 2021.

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