A 460-foot mural is being painted in Cane Garden Bay as part of an ongoing beautification project in the community.
The mural is being painted on the back end of a wall located at the community’s beach. The wall was erected to prevent further erosion of the community’s graveyard.
Melvin Turnbull, the representative of the Second District where Cane Garden Bay is located, said the initial plan was to paint a plain scene of the sea on the wall.
However, community members and beachgoers wanted to add their personal touch to the painting.
“So, what should have been white and blue paint for the water, ended up being different pictures from the community,” Turnbull said.
“It is going to be quite a sight to behold when we are done,” he said of the nearly-completed mural.
A four-by-32-inch ‘Welcome to Cane Garden Bay’ sign has also been mounted on the wall.
“It is the first of five different posters that we are going to be putting up,” Turnbull said. “One is going to say, ‘I love BVI’, another one is going to say ‘BVI Strong’.”
Other walls to get attention
Turnbull said retaining walls in other communities in his district will also get some attention.
He said retaining walls in community’s such as Myers and Soldier’s Hill will soon have murals depicting cultural scenes of the territory.
The Second District community of Brewers Bay is also undergoing a number of rehabilitation works.
Those works included the recent construction of a wall for one of the historical sites located next to the campground in that area.
Brewers Bay Park – which was once a dumping ground for vegetative debris – has also now been transformed, Turnbull said.
He said works will also be done to improve the drainage system in that community.
Government is funding the district’s beautification drive while Harneys law firm and Island Paints donated the paint for the mural.
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