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BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY

Six weeks later and we are still sailing! The British Virgin Islands will be welcoming guests November 1, 2017. We want to thank everyone for their outpouring support for the BVI Community. The people of the British Virgin Islands are resilient and we are confident we will be able to rebuild. We are happy to share the following updates with you.

CHARTER COMPANIES OPERATIONAL
Charter operators that have announced they will be operating during the winter 2017/2018 season include:

• BVI Yacht Charters: November 2017
• The Catamaran Company: November 2017
• Dream Yacht Charters: November 2017
• Tradewinds: November 2017
• Virgin Motor Yachts: November 2017
• Festiva Sailing: December 2017
• Footloose: December 2017
• The Moorings: December 2017
• Marine Max Vacations: December 2017
• MedCaribbean Charter: December 2017
• Sunsail: December 2017
• Vacances Sous Voiles (VSV): December 2017
• Voyage Charters: December 2017
• Conch Charters: January 2018
• Horizon Yacht Charters: January 2018
• TMM Yacht Charters: January 2018

MARINAS OPEN

• Nanny Cay Marina: Open
• Hodges Creek Marina: December 2017
• Moorings Marina: December 2017
• Penn's Landing Marina: December 2017

CUSTOM DUTIES

Our ports are presently functioning and receiving both humanitarian aid and private goods. To support the rebuilding effort, Government has waived all taxes for importers bringing in particular supplies from September 21 until December 21, 2017. These supplies are:

• Food and water
• Building material
• Electrical fixtures and materials
• Plumbing fixtures and materials
• Household furniture, furnishings and appliances
• Pharmaceuticals
• Generators
• Cleaning supplies

This list is currently being reviewed to ensure it meets the rebuilding needs of residents and businesses.

OTHER INDUSTRY UPDATES

AIRPORTS OPEN FOR COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS:

• T. B. Lettsome International Airport (EIS)-Beef Island
• Taddy Bay Airport (VIJ)-Virgin Gorda
• Auguste George Airport (NGD) - Anegada
• Daily Ferries & Charters have resumed service between Tortola, BVI and St. Thomas, USVI. Speedy's resumes service between Virgin Gorda and Tortola.

SUPERMARKETS OPEN

TORTOLA

• Bobby's Marketplace, Road Town
• Cash & Carry, Pasea Estate
• One Mart Superstore, Pasea Estate
• Rite Way Food Market, Pasea Estate

VIRGIN GORDA

• Bucks Supermarket/Wholesale
• Rite Way Supermarket
• Rosie's Supermarket

RESTAURANTS OPEN

TORTOLA

• Audrianna (Catering Only)
• Bell's Café
• Bobby's Café
• Capriccio di Mare
• Ceto's
• Crandall's, Road Town
• Genaker, Nanny Cay
• Gene's, Sea Cows Bay
• Giorgio's Table Restaurant
• Harbor View
• Island Roots
• Island Sizzle (Formerly Beach Club)
• La Baguette
• Maria's By the Sea
• Marriet's
• Mellow Moods Cafe
• Midtown Restaurant
• Mulligans, Nanny Cay
• Nature's Way (Partially)
• Panchie's Food Truck, Road Town
• Pearl of the Orient
• Peg Leg's Landing, Nanny Cay
• Pusser's, Road Town
• Pusser's Soper's Hole
• Rite Way Cafe
• Roti Man (Mobile)
• Roti Queen, Road Town
• Save the Seed
• Simply Delicious
• Stone Haven Restaurant
• Tamarind Club, Josiah's Bay
• The Circle Cafe
• The Jamaican Kitchen
• The Soup Shop
• The Watering Hole, Road Town
• Tonic Bar and Restaurant
• Trellis Bay Bar and Grill
• Verandah Restaurant at Treasure Isle (Only to guests)
• Village Cay Restaurant
• Yo Mama's Kitchen (Mobile)

VIRGIN GORDA

• Bath & Turtle
• Dixie's Bar & Restaurant
• LSL Bake Shop & Restaurant
• Natural Flavors
• Mad Dog
• Reef Restaurant at Fisher's Cove
• Rite Way Supermarket
• Rosie's Supermarket
• The Restaurant at Leverick Bay
• Saucez

JOST VAN DYKE

• Coco Locos Beach Bar
• Foxy's Tamarind Bar
• Hendo's Hideout

BVI UNDERWATER AWAITS

Diving enthusiasts can enjoy the BVI's vast marine life at the wreck of the RMS Rhone, which celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, or at the new BVI Art Reef. The following dive operators that have announced they will be operating during the winter 2017/2018

• Dive BVI: Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbor
• Sail Caribbean Divers: Moorings base
• Sunchaser Scuba: Bitter End

UPCOMING EVENTS

• Tortola Pier Park to reopen November 1, 2017
• BVI Charter Yacht Society Boat Show: November 7-10, 2017
• Anegada Lobster Festival: November 25-26, 2017
• 2018 BVI Spring Regatta: March 26-April 1, 2018

Please support the critical rebuilding efforts following the hurricanes' devastation. Please visit: http://pledgeling.us/bvi or text “BVI” to 707070 to donate to the BVI Recovery Fund.
For those who would like to stay abreast of recovery efforts across the territory, please check the BVI Facebook page for real-time updates: https://www.facebook.com/BritishVirginIs/
And the BVI Tourist Board website:
http://www.bvitourism.com/hurricane-recovery

BVI Tourist Board Office
1 West 34th Street, Suite 301 New York, NY 10001
Tel: 800-835-8530
Email: Info@bvitourism.com