Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has said he is not ruling out the possibility of transforming the old Police Headquarters on Waterfront Drive into a market.
Member of the Farmers and Fishermen Network, Aragon Dick-Read said recently that the facility would be a perfect market venue because the current market in Road Town doubles as a parking lot and that location is generally not ideal.
While answering questions at a press conference last week, Premier Smith told journalists that handing over the old law enforcement facility to the local farming community is something government is willing to consider.
“As a government we’ll have to take a look and decide what is the best use of the buildings and the space at the Sir Olva Georges Plaza,” said Dr Smith while noting the value of agriculture in the British Virgin Islands.
“We understand and we acknowledge that agriculture and fishing is a very important sector of the economy that we must pay more attention to in the future and we will be doing so.”
“Whether the result is having a marketplace at the Sir Olva Georges Plaza is something that we have to decide,” he added.
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