Hundreds of persons who were instrumental in the country’s recovery after Hurricanes Irma and Maria were officially thanked Thursday evening.
Non-Profit organizations, statutory bodies, and public officers were treated to a night of finger food, drinks, and music at an appreciation reception at Government House in Road Town.
According to Governor Augustus Jaspert, the night was also dedicated to reflecting on where the territory was in its recovery phase.
The timing of the event also comes as Jaspert celebrates six months since commencing his role as Governor of the Virgin Islands.
“It is wonderful to see Government House full of people enjoying, relaxing, and connecting with each other rather than seeing Government House full of emergency meetings, Royal Marines, engineers, crisis teams and builders. Tonight is just a moment to say thank you,” the Governor said.
“Those six months have been a journey for everyone here I know but it has been a journey that has filled me with incredible pride and admiration,” he added.
He also commended residents of the British Virgin Islands for their strength, resilience, and determination in the aftermath of the two category-five hurricanes.
Meanwhile, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith also delivered brief remarks and voiced his gratitude to the listening audience.
“I really want to say thank you. I appreciate, and the country appreciates what you have done; what we all have done together to get from ground zero to today,” he said.
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