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Passenger quota increases for USVI/VI ferry trips

-addition departure trips added from both ports
A release on Friday, May 21, 2021, has indicated that Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led a delegation from the BVI to engage with Governor of the USVI, Hon Albert Bryan Jr., and his delegation on ways to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of passengers processing through seaports amid COVID-19. Photo: Facebook
The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) along with the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) have successfully negotiated an increasing the number of persons traveling by ferries to and from both Territories. Photo: BVI Traveller
The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) along with the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) have successfully negotiated an increasing the number of persons traveling by ferries to and from both Territories. Photo: BVI Traveller
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) along with the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) have successfully negotiated an increasing the number of persons traveling by ferries to and from both Territories.

A release on Friday, May 21, 2021, has indicated that Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led a virtual delegation from the BVI to engage with Governor of the USVI, Hon Albert Bryan Jr., and his delegation on ways to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of passengers processing through seaports amid COVID-19.

“Both Governments negotiated and agreed that the boat capacity will be increased from 50 to 65 passengers. The 65 passenger limit is based on the clearance and testing capacity of both Governments’ operations. The ferries will operate with 65 passengers effective May 27,” the release noted. 

Additional departure trip added 

Premier Fahie in a statement said, “Our unified approach is to balance health and safety protocols with economic development, and the lives and livelihoods of our people.”

The release added that both leaders negotiated an additional departure trip from both ports.

Ferry operating times and schedules effective May 27 include daily departure from Road Town Jetty at 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. ferry will depart Charlotte Amalie at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

The VI Government said it remains committed to welcoming travellers back to the Virgin Islands through an efficient and safe re-entry process.

10 Responses to “Passenger quota increases for USVI/VI ferry trips ”

  • my 2 cents (22/05/2021, 11:01) Like (6) Dislike (11) Reply

    Bottom line our government working for us and we need to put them back don’t mind Cindy and the other crazy p**n lesbian gal

    • SMH (22/05/2021, 23:43) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply

      Comments like yours is the reason the BVI is in the state it is in. Despair! Rather than bashing the individuals for whatsoever personal vendetta you have against them, you should take your head out your a$$ and listen to the message. Stop attacking people for their personal decisions and pay close attention to what is being said. Kishma is very intelligent, speaks facts, and is also knowledgeable with her content. Again, pay attention to her. You can learn a thing or two!

  • Good Job Premier.. (22/05/2021, 11:11) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    This Good. Well done Mr. Premier, Make sure the other concern department folliw your lead and avoid issues....
  • NOT A MERRY GO ROUND THIS TIME. (22/05/2021, 14:13) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    With so many person refusing anti covid-19 vaccinations, how then can we have a safe merry go round? Expect a ripid rise in covid-19 over the days, weeks- and months to cime. As a people we have dropped the catchable ball.
    Righteouse exalts a nation, sin is a reproach against all people.
  • not so (22/05/2021, 14:51) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    Don't let non vaccinated come here
    • Tim (23/05/2021, 11:43) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Why not? Are you vaccinated?
      The bvi is still closed because people refuse to take their vaccination for series of odd reasons... ok. But then they demand tourists will be vaccinated?

      Either you believe science or not
  • cgb (22/05/2021, 14:52) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Smh this is crazy
  • pat (22/05/2021, 18:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    USVI infested, why we letting them come here?
  • Lb (23/05/2021, 01:56) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Stupid Ness! Instead of adding a trip to capture the 4pm arriving flight in to St Thomas, you increase the one stupid trip by 15 passengers but still our guests can't get on the ferry because the ferry leaves too early. Then blame USVI border patrol. AF we ain't dumb. This has nothing to do with usvi and has everything to do with your dumb Ness. This is completely idiotic and solves absolutely nothing!


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