Cruise Bosses To Inspect Pier Park Month End

Melissa Edwards, Senior Journalist | October 12, 2017 1:24 pm MDT
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The Tortola Pier Park is anticipating to be opened for business in November, but not until the BVI authorities receive the green light from cruise industry officials, who are set to conduct inspections month end.

Sharon Flax Brutus, Director of Tourism, said that there was minimal damage to the cruise pier in Tortola; however, there was damage to Tortola Pier Park which houses many ethnic shops, jewelry stores, a vibrant food culture, an art gallery and a cigar bar.

"We anticipate that our pier as well as the Tortola Pier Park will be ready to receive cruise passengers in November, once the cruise industry conducts their inspections, which are slated to begin late October," she disclosed.

The Tourism Director further stated that the National Parks Trust is working assiduously on the parks—The Baths in Virgin Gorda as well as Sage Mountain and the Botanical Gardens in Tortola, to ensure that guests are greeted with natural attractions that meet their expectations.

"As we work to rebuild our beautiful British Virgin Islands, it remains a beautiful place. Our beaches and sunsets continue to be the ones that dreams are made of."

She said that they anticipate launching a new and exciting campaign in the months ahead.

"...But before that, we will launch a new microsite on bvitourism.com to keep our guests and partners updated on our recovery efforts," Flax Brutus said.
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