Government is focused on deepening ties within the region as part of their goal to better position the territory to receive assistance during times of need.
This is according to Premier Andrew Fahie who was delivering his budget address in the House of Assembly on Tuesday.
“Our association and the deepening of the bonds through the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States and CARICOM systems — as well as through the Association of Caribbean States and such related bodies — will open us to assistance in disaster management and mitigation, educational and training services, coordination of public health initiatives, justice reform, small business development, and many more,” the Premier said while noting that his administration has already made moves towards that ambition.
“In one short month since we came into office, your government has signalled its determination to strengthen our links to the region. We believe that this is important for philosophical reasons, but also for developmental purposes,” he said
Premier Fahie believes a stronger relationship with some of the region’s major governing bodies will assist in developing many sectors in the BVI
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