Press Release

Department of Trade, Investment, Promotion and Consumer Affairs
Release Date:
Monday, 14 December 2015 - 2:15pm

Bella Blooms is recognised as the December Business of the Month as the Department of Trade and Consumer Affairs continues its efforts to promote and assist small businesses in the Territory.

Bella Blooms, a family-owned and operated floral business established in 2010, was founded on the desire to provide fresh and innovative floral designs to the Virgin Islands consumer.  The business offers an array of services ranging from fruit and gift baskets to everyday floral arrangements for weddings, corporate events, private parties and funerals.

Bella Blooms’ spacious location allows easy access for walk-in customers who can choose from a wide range of selections to cater to their individual needs. Their e-commerce website also provides the ability to reach customers off island, and gives local customers the convenience of ordering from the comfort of their home or office.

Proprietor, Mrs. Linette Baa and her staff take pride in delivering great customer service and have a heart for community involvement. Bella Blooms has, over the years, made generous donations to both the Miss BVI and the Mr. and Miss Fifth Form Pageants. In 2014, they also donated floral arrangements for the Elmore Stoutt High School Graduation Award Ceremony.

Director of Trade and Consumer Affairs, Mrs. Karia Christopher applauds Bella Blooms for their exceptional customer service and commitment to making each arrangement unique and custom-designed based on each customer's needs.

Mrs. Christopher stated, “The Department of Trade and Consumer Affairs is pleased to acknowledge Bella Blooms’ determination to provide a quality service and contribute to the development of the Virgin Islands.”

For more information about Bella Blooms, visit their website at or contact them via telephone at: 1 (284) 495-3100 or (284) 541-2169 or Email:

As part of its winnings, the business will receive monetary funds to further promote the business and promotion by way of Government through the provision of free advertisements. This includes a GIS interview with the business owners; sponsored commercials for the month via radio and television; a business profile on the Government’s website and online media; a profile on the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVICCHA) website; one year’s free membership with BVICCHA; and a framed certificate.

The Department of Trade and Consumer Affairs continues to support small businesses and encourages businesses in the Virgin Islands to supply quality products, provide excellent customer service, and give back to the community to have a chance at becoming the next Business of the Month. Nomination forms are available on the website

Businesses can apply, or members of the public can nominate businesses or business persons by submitting a nomination form and an essay of at least 300 words stating why the nominee should be considered for the Business of the Month award.