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Disappointing! Businesses, Hoteliers Say Gov’t Rejected Their Reopening Plan

(BVI News) The British Virgin Islands Chamber of Commerce & Hotel Association’s (BVICCHA) said it is disappointed the government rejected a set of protocols it created to assist in the safe reopening of the territory.

CEO of the Incline Business Group (IBG), Chaunci Cline — who is also a member of the BVICCHA — said a small task force of business leaders created the BVI HI 5 Assurance Programme Guidelines.

Cline said: “The idea of the BVI HI-5 Assurance Programme was to certify that the businesses pass all requirements and have minimum standard operating procedures in place prior to the full reopening of the borders to visitors.”

She further said even the BVI Tourist Board “recommended and embraced” the BVI HI 5 Programme before passing it on to the government for final input.

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