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October 13th, 2021
Cruise tourism restart: VI welcomes first cruise ship today!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- At 9:00 am, today, October 13, 2021, the Virgin Islands is expected to welcome Seabourn Odyssey with a total of 462 guests, according to the Virgin Islands Ports Authority’s website, representing the first cruise ship with passengers to grace the territory’s shores in months.

February 16th, 2021
Tourist Board targets North American markets with ‘Golden Virtual Roadshow’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The [British] Virgin Islands will be in the spotlight for the next few days commencing today, February 16, 2021, as the BVI Tourist Board & Film Commission targets the North American market through a ‘Golden Virtual Roadshow.’

December 16th, 2020
Hon Penn accuses Gov’t of victimisation; Hon Fahie fires back

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Opposition Leader, Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) has accused the Virgin Islands Government of victimisation, alleging that the post of Events Coordinator held by Rosemary Cindy Rosan-Jones being made redundant by the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB), a statutory body, was because she is a staunch critic of the sitting administration.

October 28th, 2020
November is Culture & Tourism Month; Food Fair planned

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands’ first-ever Culture and Tourism Month will be observed in November with a food fair which will incorporate a Schools’ Arts Festival.

July 20th, 2020
Former BVITB Director Sharon P. Flax-Brutus lands Director of Operations job on VG

LEVERICK BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Former Director of Tourism Mrs Sharon P. Flax-Brutus will be taking her years of tourism and management experience to the Virgin Gorda Villa Rentals and Leverick Bay Resort and Marina.

May 21st, 2020
Fake News! Ex Tourism Director was NOT escorted by Police

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Our news centre, well established for its accuracy, has investigated reports and headlines circulating in social media and some in the local press fraternity that the former Director of the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB), Mrs Sharon P. Flax-Brutus, was escorted out of the Tourist Board Office by Police. That information has been found to be false and misleading.

May 20th, 2020
Sharon P. Flax-Brutus ‘immediately’ out as Tourism Director

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Mrs Sharon P. Flax-Brutus is no longer the Director of Tourism as the Board of Directors of the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) has made a decision to make her resignation effective immediately.

May 15th, 2020
BVITB Director Sharon P. Flax-Brutus to call it quits in November

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As tourism continues to take a beat down from the global coronavirus pandemic and faces a rocky road ahead, a leaked email has revealed that the Director of the BVI Tourist Board, Mrs Sharon P. Flax-Brutus, Director of Tourism intends to call it quits at the end of the year.

December 2nd, 2019
Big Bamboo aiming to go bigger & better for 2020 Anegada Lobster Festival

LOBLOLLY BAY, Anegada, VI- The dust has barely settled on the two-day Anegada Lobster Festival, and visitors and residents have been placed on notice that they should expect an even more elaborate 2020 edition of the culinary festival at one of the participating establishments, Big Bamboo Restaurant.

November 12th, 2019
‘Being part of BVI Food Fete reps who I am as a BVIslander’ Ariq Flax-Clarke

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Virgin Gorda’s very own Chef Ariq Flax-Clarke said he has been holding his own in the kitchen long before he was a teenager and was happy to stimulate the taste buds of hundreds of guests at the BVI Food Fete event 'Taste of Tortola' at Queen Elizabeth II Park on November 9, 2019.

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