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British Virgin Islands to grant Taiwan visa-free entry

CNA - Thursday, January 5th, 2012 at 9:27 AM

TAIPEI, Taiwan (CNA) — The British Virgin Islands (BVI) will be the 125th country or region to grant visa-free entry or landing visas to Taiwan passport holders, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in Taipei said on Wednesday.

The details and when the privilege will take effect, however, will be announced after negotiations with the BVI government, the MOFA said in a press statement.

The statement noted that the visa-waiver program will follow the one adopted by the British government in March 2009.

The BVI is the sixth British overseas territory — after Bermuda, Gibraltar, Turks and Caicos, St Helena, and Falkland Islands — to establish such an agreement with Taiwan, it said.

The visa-free entry scheme should boost bilateral ties, increase cultural exchanges and encourage tourism, it added.

Although the BVI consists of a small population of 25,000, its tourism and financial service industries have made it one of the most thriving economic areas in the Caribbean, according to the MOFA.

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  1. Visitor
    January 8, 2012
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    Dear Prissy and Nay Sayers – Taiwan is NOTHING like mainland China. They are polite, worldly and consider to be nothing like China.

    BVI should be pleased that Taiwanese people may visit freely, after all they have other places to spend their money such as Bali, Guam and Hainan.

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  2. January 6, 2012
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    THE CHINESE INVASION IS NOW COMPLETE.THEY ARE NOW IN THE BVI. THE GOVERNMENT HAS FINALLY DECIDE TO BOW TO THE MIGHTY YEN. GOD HELP US ALL. HOW ARE WE GOING TO GET RID OF THIS PLAUGE OUT OF OUR REGION.

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  3. vex
    January 5, 2012
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    sell out!!! sell out!!! sell out!!!

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  4. school children
    January 5, 2012
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    whatss in it for us?

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    • Who it hurt it hurt!
      January 6, 2012
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      Everyday more and more i realise that some of us BVI islanders or maybe I should say BVINEWS blogger are really ridiculous. What do you mean what is in it for us? MONEY! We are a tourist destination, if America is having problems we need to try to market to all parts of the world to create revenue both for the tourist industries as well as our financial services. I really think some of us need to think before we begin to type and stop using these blogs for negative comments.
      The world is looking and in case you forgot we need outside money to survive because we are a country that relies on our service industries. With adults like some of you no wonder the children behave the way they do. Travel the world or at least turn on your TV and watch the news and try to get an understanding of what is going on around you. Please remember you represent the BVI every time you type something on these blogs.

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