>US marketing firm sues BVI Tourist Board

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>The territory’s former United States marketing and press relations firm has sued the BVI Tourist Board for breach of contract, claiming more than $1.2 million in damages. The Florida-based Zimmerman Agency — which filed a claim in a Virgin Islands Court on Nov. 9 — alleges that the BVITB and government cut off all contact in 2008 after a protracted payment dispute.
Since then, the BVITB has not responded to the suit, according to Curtis Zimmerman, the agency’s president and founder.

Last December, the Court awarded the agency a default judgment for more than $1.2 million after the BVITB failed to file or serve a defence.

Contacted last Thursday, BVITB Chairman Myron Walwyn declined to comment on the ongoing case, but said the board is contesting Mr. Zimmerman’s claim. The board’s lawyer, Gerard Farara, QC, also declined to comment.

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