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BVI Chamber of Commerce & Hotel Association

BVICCHA Demands an Update on the Workforce Furlough Extension

The BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVICCHA) is demanding urgent communication from the Ministry of Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration regarding the Government's decision on the workforce furlough extension which expires tomorrow, 31 October 2020. If this deadline is not extended, requiring severance payments will likely bankrupt many businesses. Further, it will become unduly costly to restart the hiring process. With no announcement from Government at this time, the Chamber now respectfully urges that the date be extended to 30 November 2020 in the first instance.

The Chamber continues to persist and advocate for a full economic recovery plan from the Government that encompasses comprehensive details of what residents, businesses, and visitors alike should expect on 1 December and 8 December 2020.

For more information about the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association and to join, visit our website at Remember, Your Business Is Our Business! We Got You! Please follow all public health guidance for doing safe business in order to be safe and well.

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