Describing it as one of her ‘dreams’, Fifth District representative Delores Christopher said she would love to see the quaint community of Fahie Hill be officially declared a cultural village.
Fahie Hill is already known for its popular mural depicting old-time British Virgin Islands lifestyles.
Christopher shared her vision for Fahie Hill at a public meeting at the Watch House to discuss government’s proposed Recovery and Development Plan for the BVI.
“From time to time, we get ideas on how we can get our people involved in an area that they are comfortable with, an area that they know. One of my dreams is for building and enhancing our culture, for promoting it, is to establish a cultural village,” she said.
“My dream is for the whole village to become a cultural village where they [tourists] cannot only drive past and see something, but they can meet the people, buy a little piece of sugar cake, cassava bread, woodwork, go to the art gallery … drink some juice right here,” she said.
Good for Tourism
According to the Fifth District representative, tourists to the destination would find their stay even more interesting to learn about the way of life in the islands.
“Now more than ever the tourists want to get out and see these things. Some of them never seen a real chicken before,” she noted.
“This is a giant that is still sleeping that we have not yet been able to awaken, and we don’t need how many millions of dollars to have it either. We just need a small amount, but you have to understand the importance of it.”
Christopher did not estimate how much funds would be needed to have her ‘dreams’ materialized.
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