The British Virgin Islands (BVI) has received the keys to Broward County, Florida, in the United States.
Premier Natalio Wheatley and Works Minister Kye Rymer received the award on behalf of the territory.
Originally, it was announced that the BVI would receive the key to the city, but it was upgraded to the key to the entire county.
The county has over two million people and 30 cities in South Florida.
The honor was made possible by Morey Wright Jr, an elected representative of the City of Tamarac in Broward County and a native of the Virgin Islands
A proclamation was drafted to support the honor, recognizing the contributions of Virgin Islanders to the development of the United States and the state of Florida.
The proclamation also mentioned the presence of Virgin Islanders who serve the community, own small businesses, and are the family of an NFL star, D'Moi Hodge.
The City of Tamarac officially declared June 1 as Virgin Islands Day to honor the contributions of Virgin Islanders to the city's development.
This recognition is a testament to the strong ties between the BVI and the United States, as well as the significant impact that Virgin Islanders have made in various fields across the country.