Information Officer II
Department of Information and Public Relations (GIS)
Photo and Caption
Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Dr. Natalio Wheatley is pictured with Junior Minister for Tourism and Culture Honourable Luce Hodge-Smith and Director of the BVI Shipping Registry Mr. John Samuel as they attend the Monaco Yacht Show. The yacht show is the most prestigious in the world. The delegation’s attendance will provide the opportunity for the Virgin Islands Shipping Registry to remain competitive with other registers within the red ensign group, such as Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Marshall Islands, and Malta. The Virgin Islands Shipping Registry returns to the Monaco Yacht Show following a seven-year absence, due the 2017 hurricanes and the COVID 19 pandemic.