Young, aspiring British Virgin Islands athletes Stephan Deleon (basketball), Nashawnta Smith (baseball), Adaejah Hodge (track & field) and Angel George (tennis), are bound for Bradenton, Florida next month. The quartet, are the recipients of scholarships to attend the prestigious IMG Sports Academy in Florida from August 12 to 18, for a one-week Youth Core Sports Camp in their respective athletic disciplines. The scholarships are one of the benefits from the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board’s partnership with the Miami Open as the Caribbean Destination sponsor of the popular tennis tournament this year.
What is Christmas in July? Is it just an annual gathering of the Puerto Rican Navy in the British Virgin Islands (BVI)? Well according to BVI Director of Tourism Mrs. Sharon Flax Brutus, it is much more than that.
Madame Speaker, there has been a lot of buzz in the Territory over the last few days about my Government’s decision through the Cabinet of the Virgin Islands to grant to nationals of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), access to enter and remain in the Virgin Islands as tourists or for business related matters, without the need for a visa.
Topic: International Affairs (including the British Virgin Islands International Finance Centre), Passports, Nationality, and Visas, Tourism | Posted By: DSmith
Tuesday, 26 June 2018 - 6:46pm
Nationals of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) have been granted access to enter and remain in the Virgin Islands for business and tourism related matters only, for a period of less than six months without the need for a visa.
DesRoad Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, June 18, 2018…Describing this as one of the most productive Caribbean Week events that she has ever attended, British Virgin Islands Director of Tourism Mrs. Sharon Flax Brutus, said that the Territory benefitted from fruitful discussion on tourism issues with their regional counterparts, connected with supporters of the BVI from the travel trade and was able to provide updates to the media on the state of tourism in the Territory. The Director was part of a local delegation led by Junior Minister of Tourism, Hon. Archibald Christian, which attended the annual Caribbean Week New York event from June 3-9, 2018. Deputy Director of Tourism Mr. Rhodni Skelton, was also part of the delegation. They were joined by members of the BVI Tourist Board’s North American staff in attending the various activities for Caribbean Week New York.