Community Shows Support for Island Wide Clean-ups

23 Jun 2016
Community Shows Support for Island Wide Clean-ups
OneBVI cleanup campaign

As part of its One BVI Tourism Awareness campaign, the BVI Tourist Board organised a Territory-wide clean-up on Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke from June 18-19.

On Jost Van Dyke, students and teachers of the Jost Van Dyke Primary School and BVI Tourist Board employees cleaned the area from Foxy’s Taboo to the Bubbly Pool and the Great Harbour area.  Special thanks to Foxy's, Rudy's, Corsairs and Ivan's Stress Free Campground for donating refreshments.

On Virgin Gorda, in St. Thomas Bay and other areas in the vicinity cleanups were conducted by BVI Tourist Board employees and five (5) students of the Bregado Flax Secondary School.  Dive BVI organised a group of (8) persons and covered the area from Olde Yard Village to Savannah Bay.  Miss BVI Contestant Mindy Paul organised a group of persons to clean up the road to the Coppermine on Sunday June 19th.

On Tortola, (3) groups organised clean-ups on including members of the Hindu Organisation who cleaned the roadside area in Sea Cows Bay. Robyn Glasgow and five (5) students tackled the Trellis Bay area.

On Anegada, The Settlement area was cleaned up by coordinator Rondell Smith, students of the Claudia Creque Educational Centre and the youth group headed by Ms. Tika Creque. They collected 20 bags of garbage.

Director of Tourism Sharon Flax-Mars, who assisted with the Virgin Gorda efforts commented, “One of the key tenets of the One BVI campaign is having a clean environment as our tourism product is primarily based around the pristine seascape and landscape of the BVI. Thus, keeping these clean at all times must be a priority for all of us who live here.  We wish to sincerely thank all the businesses, community groups, volunteers and most importantly the young people for participating and assisting with the clean-up efforts last weekend. Keeping the BVI clean is Everybody’s Business!