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Public consultation on Trade Legislation starts Tuesday, March 23, 2021

The Government of the Virgin Islands is hosting a series of public meetings on two proposed Trade Legislation: Business Licencing Act, 2020 and Virgin Islands Investment Act, 2020.

The discussion, according to a press release from Government Information Service (GIS) on March 19, 2021, will be led by Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development, Honourable Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) who will detail the contents of the proposed Acts and the shared economic benefits to be derived from the Trade Commission.

Honourable Flax-Charles will be joined by Senior Policy Anaylst/Strategic Advisor, Ms Lizette O. George and Consultant to Premier’s Office Mrs Ayiesha deCoutou-Sammy.

Schedules for the public meetings are as follows:

* Tuesday, March 23 at 5:30 pm at the Catholic Community Centre on Virgin Gorda

*  Wednesday, March 24 at 11:00 am at Foxy’s on Jost Van Dyke

* Sunday, March 28 at 3:00 pm at the Claudia Creque Educations Centre on Anegada

* Monday, March 29 at 6:00 pm at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School on Tortola

The Tortola meeting will be broadcast live on the Government of the Virgin IslandsFacebook page @BVI Government and CBN FLOW TV Channel 101, or persons can listen via CBN Radio 90.9 FM.

The public can make their contributions to the Acts in writing via e-mail to with the subject, “Trade Legislation” or hand deliver to the Premier’s Office.


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