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BVICCHA Votes in New Board Members

On 15th October 2020, the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVICCHA) held their annual general meeting (AGM) virtually for the first time. The highlights of the meeting included having the Junior Minister of Trade and Economic Development, Honourable Shareen Flax-Charles as the guest speaker, and the General Elections that were held during the meeting.

Honourable Flax-Charles briefed the business representatives on the happenings for the business and economic sectors. Her speech included the move to have the Department of Trade and Investments Promotions changed from a governmental department to a Statutory Body.

The most recent Board was elected 16 October 2018 and included:

  • Nona Vanterpool (Chairman – Vanterpool Enterprises),
  • Shaina Smith (President of Business – Smith&Associates),
  • Jerry Smith (Vice President of Business – Therapy Group International Limited),
  • Chaunci Cline (President of Hospitality – Incline Business Group),
  • Lorna Christopher (Vice President of Hospitality – Maria’s by the Sea),
  • Wendell Gaskin (Treasurer - S.S. Accounting & Consulting Services Ltd),
  • Sinclair Flemming (Director – P3, Paper Plastic Products),
  • Rochelle Lawrence (Director – HR Solutions),
  • John Klein (Director – White Bay Villas),
  • Robert Knock (Director - Road Town Wholesale and Riteway Food Markets),
  • Frank Mahoney (Director – FAM Worldwide),
  • Janet Oliver (Director – BVI Charter Yacht Society),
  • Kenneth Scarlett (Director – Lanx Lancis),
  • James Todman (Director – James Todman Construction), and
  • Louis Potter (Immediate Past Chairman – Louis Potter & Associates).
In the fourth quarter of 2019, Shaina Smith was elected by the Board of Directors to be the Interim Chairman until elections were held.

Using online technology, the elections took place without a hitch. Once completed, the Board saw new members* joining including:
  • Kevin Fahie (President of Business – Caribbean Cellars),
  • Averad Penn (Vice President of Business – CCT Boatphone),
  • Doug Riegels (Vice President of Hospitality – Anegada Beach Club),
  • Gaelle Maduro (Treasurer – Banco Popular),
  • Andrew Ball (Director – Marine Association of the BVI),
  • Neil Cline (Director – Koncepts Hospitality Consultants),
  • Sean Palmer (Director - Aroma's Cigar and Martini Bar), and
  • Harella Wheatley (Director – Anegada Reef Hotel).
With one other person nominated as Chairman, the businesses represented in the meeting voted to confirm Shaina Smith as the Chairman of the Chamber. When asked about her election, Chairman Smith said she was grateful for the vote of confidence by the membership and the opportunity to continue to serve the business community in this capacity. "I am especially grateful for God's grace in every challenge the Chamber has faced over the years and I am excited about working with the new Board to further establish the BVICCHA as the Voice of Business and to empower, educate and equip businesses for success and growth." The confirmed Chairman thanked the contributions that exiting directors made and welcomed the new members.

Continuing Officers and Directors are:
  • Shaina Smith (Chairman – Smith&Associates),
  • Chaunci Cline (President of Hospitality – Incline Business Group),
  • Sinclair Flemming (Director – P3, Paper Plastic Products),
  • Rochelle Lawrence (Director – HR Solutions),
  • John Klein (Director – White Bay Villas),
  • Frank Mahoney (Director – FAM Worldwide),
  • Kenneth Scarlett (Director – Lanx Lancis), and
  • Louis Potter (Immediate Past Chairman – Louis Potter & Associates).
The outgoing Officers and Directors are as follows:
  • Lorna Christopher (Vice President of Hospitality – Maria’s by the Sea),
  • Wendell Gaskin (Treasurer - S.S. Accounting & Consulting Services Ltd)**,
  • Robert Knock (Director – Road Town Wholesale and Riteway Food Markets)**,
  • Janet Oliver (Director – BVI Charter Yacht Society),
  • Jerry Smith (Vice President of Business – Therapy Group International Limited),
  • James Todman (Director – James Todman Construction)**, and
  • Nona Vanterpool (Director – Vanterpool Enterprises)**.
The Board and Staff of BVICCHA thanks all who attended and contributed in any way to the success of their AGM.

For more information, please visit the Communications section of the Chambers website: www.bviccha.org
 
*Pending receipt of Registered Company due diligence documents.
** Exited before elections
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Image included: BVICCHA 2020/21 Board of Directors

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