As you are aware from previous public statements, the Auditor General undertook a special audit into the Government’s financing of the BVI Airways Agreement which was intended to provide a direct airlift to Miami. This followed a number of concerns raised by a number of people, including myself, about the Government financing of this failed project.
I hope that you all are well and enjoyed a pleasant Whit Monday earlier this week. I know these continue to be uncertain and unsettling times, but this week, I have felt encouraged by how far we have come in our COVID-19 response. Many more businesses have reopened with social distancing measures in place, the public have been able to enjoy our beautiful beaches and restaurants again over the long weekend, and of course, there are currently no confirmed active COVID-19 cases in BVI. Importantly, some of our citizens are now able to return to home under strict conditions.
Good day all, I would first like to thank everyone in the Territory for their compliance with the measures that have been put in place for our safety amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic. I know that it has indeed been a challenging period for us all, but I am thankful to each of you for the role that you have played in ensuring the continued prevention of the spread of COVID-19. Thank you for all that you have done and I wish you all a happy long holiday weekend as we celebrate Whit Sunday and Monday.
Thank you for joining me for this briefing today and for complying with the social distancing measures we have put in place to keep us all safe whilst we’re here. I realise it’s been a while since we last met face to face, but I am really glad that we are able to safely meet to have these conversations.