Airline layoffs

Cape Air laid off seven employees in the Virgin Islands following September’s destructive hurricanes, according to Trish Lorino, the airline’s vice president of marketing and public relations. Ms. Lorino, however, noted that the company had hired two back since then. In total, the Massachusetts-based company laid off 15 to 20 people in the Caribbean, she said. The vice president declined to comment on the laid-off employees’ severance packages.

Bar Association

Members of the BVI Bar Association met this month at Ogier to elect a new council. Jacqueline Daley-Aspinall, a partner at Harneys, ran unopposed and was elected for her third consecutive term as the BVIBA’s president. Additionally, Shelly Bend, the in-house legal advisor at Trident Trust Company (BVI) Limited, was elected to be first vice president; Kimberly Crabbe-Adams, a senior associate at Harneys, was elected to be second vice president; Nicholas Brookes, a senior associate at Ogier, was elected treasurer; and Ruairi Bourke, a partner at Maples and Calder, was elected secretary. Mses. Bend and Crabbe-Adams are returning members of the council. The association’s goals include “maintaining the honour of the BVI bar, supporting the independence of the judiciary and promoting the improvement of the administration of justice,” according to a BVIBA press release. The association was established in 1976.