Minister responsible for ports Mark Vanterpool has followed through on his promise to rename the Tortola Cruise Pier in honour of former Chief Minister, Cyril Romney.
Come Friday, February 15, the pier will be officially referred to as the Cyril B Romney Tortola Cruise Pier.
In a statement to announce the impending name chage, Vanterpool described the former chief minister as the pioneer of cruise tourism in the BVI.
“I am pleased to be a part of the Honourable Dr D Orlando Smith government to bestow this honour alongside the BVI Ports Authority,” he said.
This renaming is among a list of last-minute initiatives the National Democratic Party (NDP) government has introduced before they contest the next general elections.
Just last month, the said NDP government successfully passed a motion in the House of Assembly to rename the state-owned Peebles Hospital in honour of Premier Smith who is retiring from representational politics.
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