DJ Bertrum Pinned BVI Forward Champion
As an initiative to further strengthen the Financial Services Sector, The Government of the Virgin Islands has chosen a group of influential individuals known as BVI Forward Champions. Among these Champions is Birch Lettsome popularly known as DJ Bertrum.
On September 16, 2015, DJ Bertrum along with others were pinned as Champion and Industry Leaders during a ceremony and cocktail reception hosted by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr D Orlando Smith. The launch was part of the week of activities for the BVI Forward campaign. These individuals will work alongside members of another group known as Team BVI, which comprises of industry professionals who will also promote financial services.
First Lady, Mrs. Lorna Smith said “You have been given a very important role in helping persons understand the importance of financial services to the BVI. You were selected because of the influential roles you have in the BVI. We ask that you use that influence to help persons better understand what the industry is all about and how we all benefit from it.”
In addition to formulating the team of BVI Forward Champions, the methods of engagement will include local, international and social media awareness, as well as partnering with organisations and other stakeholders to ensure information about the industry is consistently shared with the public and that dialogue is initiated at various levels.
Other Champions included Julio Henry, Craig “DJ Push Pop” Lake, Vance Lewis, Ayana Hull, Kaylinda Richardson, Michael Riegels QC, Sendrick Chinnery, Lynette Harrigan, and Karl Scatliffe. Those persons are well-known and respected within the territory.