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Baths, Devil’s Bay will reopen soon after enhancements — Wheatley

Natural Resources Minister and Ninth District Representative where Virgin Gorda is located, Vincent Wheatley said The Baths and Devil’s Bay on Virgin Gorda will reopen to the public ‘soon’ after undergoing several enhancements.

The locations were named as the only two beaches remain closed to residents when all others reopened on May 10.

Wheatley, in the meantime, recently visited the sister island’s attractions to assess the progress of works so far.

In a video documenting the trip on Sunday, he said: “I must say I am very pleased with the repairs that I have seen so far and the enhancements of the rest stops, the gazebos, the new trails and the expanded trails.”

The district representative said he believed the much-needed repairs and enhancements would also be pleasing to residents.

“When you come back to The Baths, you too will be very pleased with the enhancements we have done just for your visiting experience,” he stated.

Restrictions

While residents are now able to access most beaches across the territory, those privileges come with restrictions.

The beaches are only open from 6 am to 1 pm daily, and animals are prohibited from being on the beach or in the water.

The beaches will be policed by a Beach Monitoring Task Force during the allotted time to enforce social distancing practising and prevent any large gatherings.

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  1. Enhancements? says:

    Or more signs and paints that distract from how beautiful the baths are on its own?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thanks to Rona-19, the seabed territory wide is finally getting a chance to rejuinate itself for the last two months.

    Wouldn’t it be so wondrtful to swim from Spanish Town to Devils bay and again behold all the plant, coral and sea life that once were return to their natural state since 1960?

    Unfortunately, one will never again see a sky blue or the famous Trunk Bay parrot fish that once was found from Trunk to Devil to coop and beyond.

    Ohhhh, the price paid for unilateral priorities to the detriment of nature’s food producing conservation.

    We may have a GNP or GDP surplus, but if one can’t find a fish to catch and feed one self, a piece of paper is of no worth or value.

    Sadly, food security, both above and below the sea, have not been weighted in priority with economic development and sustainability over the last 59 years, and was practically destroyed and reduced to non-productivity with the advent of yauchting industry.

    In view of protecting the seabed and its food production, strict and enforced guidelines for mooring should have been established with the advent of the yauchting industry. However, it is not to late to enact needed changes.

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