Government’s Cabinet of the Virgin Islands has increased stipends for the board directors and members of two statutory bodies – the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) and the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA).
This was indicated in a statement from Cabinet’s December 18, 2019 meeting.
The statement said: “Cabinet reviewed and approved the resolution submitted by the Chairman of the BVI Tourist Board to increase the stipends paid to its directors as follows: chairman — $1,800 per month, deputy chairman – $1,500 per month, members — $900 per month.”
Cabinet further agreed to pay the same respective amounts to the BVIPA’s chairman, deputy chairman, remaining board members.
The BVITB is responsible for promoting the BVI brand while the BVIPA is responsible for the welcoming and safe arrival of seafaring passengers. The Ports Authority is also responsible for the reception, handling and security of the cargo and sea-based trade in the territory.
The aforesaid boards were established to govern the affairs of the entities.
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