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Company granted permission to dredge Peter Island’s seabed for beach restoration

This stock image shows a ship spouting sand in front of the coast to gain new land from the sea.

A local company has been granted permission to dredge a maximum of 2,000 cubic yards of sand from the seabed at Great Harbour on Peter Island.

Romasco Holdings Limited plans to use the sand to restore the beach area of the outer island.

Cabinet decided to grant the company permission during its June 19 meeting. Cabinet, however, agreed that Ramasco must meet a number of conditions before moving forward.

The post Cabinet report of the meeting did not specify what those conditions are.

Peter Island was among the properties severely impacted by the September 2017 hurricanes. The island’s resort and beach area sustained substantial damage which, to date, has left the resort closed.

More than 200 staff members were laid off because of the closure.

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  1. Sceptical says:

    without authentic environmental studies done to determine the negative food chain and other impacts this disturbance will generate.

    Perhaps importation of sand could have been considered.

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    • CW says:

      It says right in the article it’s limited in scope and subject to them meeting conditions. Literally what you’re b*tching about. Also, this administration is currently undertaking a marine study of the entire BVI. Again literally what you’re b*tching about. I’m starting to think you just like to b*tch online. HAVE YOU DONE ANYTHING FOR BVI BESIDES COMPLAIN STRUPE?

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  2. Why this Picture says:

    It would be nice if the graphics and the story had some connection

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  3. BuzzBvi says:

    This sort of permission best done after the Marine survey done’t you think?

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  4. ????? says:

    I often wonder why men is always disturbing the earth’s naturalness in lew of a buck.

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    • CW says:

      restoration means returning it to pre-storm conditions. If you bothered to look into this AT ALL instead of jumping to the worst conclusion your fragile STRUPE brain can come up with, you’d know that.

      STRUPE PEOPLE MAKE BVI FAIL.

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  5. Questions says:

    Where Romasco has their corner there was never a real ‘beach’ there…it was mostly pebbles originally I thought?

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  6. What!!! says:

    Look at the company name, nothing to do with Peter Island resort, Romneys strike again building a nice sand beach where there never was one

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    • O’Neal says:

      What family receives a check for every cruise ship passenger that arrives? Are they planning on creating a beach on Peter for them?

  7. CW says:

    ALL YOU EVER DO IS COMPLAIN. FIRST NOT ENOUGH TOURISM, THEN TOO MUCH, THEN YOU WHINE ABOUT THE RECOVERY, WHILE DOING NOTHING FOR THE BVI

    STRUPES ARE DESTROYING THIS BEAUTIFUL PLACE AND THESE COMMENTS SHOW WHY.

    MEAN SPIRITED AND IGNORANT IS NO WAY TO GO THROUGH LIFE, UNLESS YOU JUST LOVE BEING STRUPES

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  8. Richgdgy says:

    All cw does is belittle people look in the mirror and tell us what you see!Nothing much I guess!

  9. son of the soil says:

    The romneys are us—give them a break—i dint hear ayo mouth when nanny cay and oil nut were dredging and filling reefs

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    • BuzzBvi says:

      Maybe not really “us”. Maybe more just for the R*****y’s. Cash in on the cruise ship arrival, the cruise ship boat excursions and now the destinations for the boat excursions. More kind of keep it in the family than “us”. White Bay, Jost. Great Harbour Peter Island.
      New beach in Peter, new dock in White Bay, Jost. On second thoughts there may be some other people getting something out of this. New Gov, new friends.

  10. Michael Helm says:

    Perhaps we should all sit back and consider. The Romascobeach in Gt Harbour is not like most other sand beaches on the north shores of our islands. It gets very little wave action except in a hurricane situation. Then it’s a matter of some give, some takeaway. If conditions are attached, then I have faith in our civil service to ensure that the correct Enviromental Impact Statement will be provided. We have a new quality of people in Government service now. I have great respect for them

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