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British Virgin Islands Tourist Board Gifts Secondary School

8 May 2017
British Virgin Islands Tourist Board Gifts Secondary School

Tortola, British Virgin Islands, May 8th, 2017 – The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board recently made a sizable donation of supplies to the arts and crafts department of the Claudia Creque Educational Centre for their hard work and dedication towards refurbishing and decorating one of the derelict boats located at the Fisherman’s Wharf on Anegada.

“Derelict boats have been a concern for many in the Anegada community as well as other parts of the territory. We have made strides through our island-wide cleanups held during the year and we are pleased to see the additional attention that has been given to these abandoned vessels. We applaud the school for dedicating their time and commitment to making these enhancements and encourage more participation throughout the BVI,” said Director of Tourism Sharon Flax-Brutus.

The restoration of additional derelict boats by the students is being planned in the coming months and this project is part of an overall initiative by the BVI Tourist Board to turn the Fisherman’s Wharf and surrounding areas, into a top quality tourism attraction.

Over the past couple of years some of the rehabilitation and improvement works conducted by the BVI Tourist Board include organising several cleanups of the area including mangrove trimming; repairing the damaged walkway; reconstructing the Fisherman’s Shed; and adding a new visitors’ shed with interpretation signage at the entrance.

Collective efforts shown through environmental clean ups are leading examples of recognising that Tourism is Everybody’s Business and we are One BVI.