(BVI News) Almost 400 businesses across the British Virgin Islands have already registered to receive the government’s economic stimulus grant, which is designed for small and medium-sized businesses affected by COVID-19.
This is according to the Director of the Department of Trade, Karia Christopher in a recent media release commissioned by the Office of the Premier.
She said: “The department has received 387 applications thus far and my dedicated staff has started the review process and continue to assist persons with completing the online application form.”
While businesses have the option to register using government’s online application process, Christopher said businesses which are uncomfortable with using that medium can either contact the department via phone, WhatsApp, email or by Facebook messenger for assistance.
“Applicants are to ensure that the information provided is accurate and include the necessary supporting documentation as part of their application. This will definitely accelerate the processing of applications and ultimately lead to a faster turnover of grant allocations once the application process has concluded,” she explained.