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Still no insurance payouts for VG, Anegada airports nearly 2 years after hurricanes

Relatively minor renovations have been done to a section of the Virgin Gorda airport.

Nearly two years after the 2017 hurricanes and the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) has still not received an insurance payout for the damage to at least two of the territory’s airports.

While addressing the Standing Finance Committee (SFC) back in April, Director of Operations of the BVIAA Coy Levons said minor works were done to bring the Anegada and Virgin Gorda terminals “up to a minimal standard”.

Levons, whose account of the airports was published in the 2019 SFC report, further said the authority was unable to do any further works on the buildings because of the lack of funding.

The name of the insurance provider for the two airports was not disclosed in the report.

Meanwhile, SFC member and government legislator Shereen Flax-Charles had noted during the meeting that Rosewood Hotel had committed approximately $100,000 towards improving the Virgin Gorda Terminal and asked Levons how he would use those funds once received.

In response, Levons said it would be used to fix the Virgin Gorda-based facility’s air conditioning unit, conduct infrastructural work, pay for a proper roof for the building, and pay for work to be done to the parking lot of the airport.

No plans to extend Anegada Airport

In the meantime, Managing Director of the BVIAA Denniston Fraser said there were no current plans of extending the Anegada airport since the department had not sorted any approval or quote at the time of the SFC meeting in April.

The Terrance B Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island is the only airport of the three in the territory to receive major renovations following the 2017 natural disasters.

An estimated $5.52 million was approved by the former NDP administration to fully resurface of the runway.

The former administration had also submitted an application to the Town and Country Planning Department in January 2019 to move forward with plans to develop the international airport.

These plans included the expansion of the runway to accommodate larger aircraft and the expansion of the apron and terminal building, which is projected to cost roughly $250 million.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Why won’t BVINEWS say who the insurance company is. Is it one of your advertisers? A supporter of the BVInews so that there is never any negative reporting on the company. Either be a truthful need service or tell people what you are.

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    • CW says:

      Typical BVI STRUPE THINKING

      They said plainly the Insurance company wasn’t named in the report. Pretty hard to name the company not named!!!!!
      SMH WHY IS COMMON SENSE DEAD NOW IN THE BVI

      • Anonymous says:

        Dumba**, why is the insurance company being protected? Who’s got who’s hands in the others pockets. If the insurance company hasn’t paid after 2 years what’s being done about it. How about letting the people know what’s really going on. Stop protecting the advertiser and those the insurance company paid off in the government for protection

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        • CW says:

          You always assume the worst of your own people because of your STRUPE BEHAVIOR AND THINKING. MAYBE ITS IN COURT. MAYBE THEY HAVE TO LITIGATE FOR FULL COMPENSATION. MAYBE THE INSURANCE COMPANY FILED A COMPLAINT ABOUT COST OVERAGES. THERE ARE LITERALLY DOZENS OF THINGS IT COULD HE AKD YOU ALWAYS ASSUME THE WORST. STRUPES EATING UP OTHER STRUPES SO THEY FEEL LIKE A BIG MAN ON THE INTERNET.

          YOU ARE DESTROYING YOUR COUNTRY AND CULTURE WAKE UP AND ACT LIKE YOU ARE GROWN

        • B roke MF says:

          Insurance Company went BankRupt.

      • @CW says:

        Because they are eukaryotes. that learn to spell and have internet access.

    • Rubber Duck says:

      Well it’s not Caribbean Insurers and it’s not Colonial.

      So guess.

      And be sure you know who you are insuring with.

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      • N****o says:

        We are from St. Marteen. We take take your money and pay nothing when there is a claim. We insured the airport in St Marteen and didn’t pay. Do you think we are going to pay for your little airport. Be real!! We are out to make money. Just keep paying your premiums

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      • Foolishnes says:

        And it is definitely not Nagino.

    • Truth says:

      Caribbean Insurers is the agent/brokers

    • BuzzBvi says:

      Maybe it is Not A Good Insurance CO. Definitely the case if the company is not paying out properly. A good company would settle with good conscience.

  2. Retired says:

    Gee, I would hope that there should be plenty of money to improve/repair all the BVI airports from the NDP’s Airport Development Fee(ADF) on all air passengers using these airports. The controversial ADF went into effect 1 March 2019 after they lost the election on 25 Feb. The ADF for each passenger is $30 at Beef Island plus the normal departure tax($15) and security fee($5)and $20 at VG and Anegada.

    See https://bvinews.com/increased-fees-for-airport-users/

    • CW says:

      More STRUPE THINKING

      How much money could that possibly create? Not even enough to pay the electric bill let alone a 5,000,000+ runway resurface.

      SMH you should focus on education so you understand how the world works around you.

  3. @ Anonymous says:

    They were expecting a pile of money from the insurance and they received a sum lower than anticipated. Tell the d..n truth for once.

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    • CW says:

      Strupe comments for STRUPE THINKING

      They don’t have the insurance money yet. READ BEFORE MAKING FOOLS OF YOURSELVES

      • @CW says:

        THEY GOT THE INSURANCE MONEY….. I WISH THE INSURANCE COMPANY COULD ISSUE A PUBLIC STATEMENT.

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        • CW says:

          If that was the case they would charge your government with a fraud and with slander and libel for false pretenses. BUT THEY HAVE NOT DONE SO BECAUSE THE MONEY IS TIED UP.

          STRUPE = STRUPE THINKING = PRETENDING YOU KNOW WHEN YOU DONT UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU AND THINK EVERYBODY EVIL AND OUT TO GET YOU. BECOME A GROWN PERSON AND LLEEAARRNN

          STRUPE THINKING KILLING US IN BVI

  4. Hello says:

    Look at the Broker for the Puerto Rico Company. Many still waiting on payout but nothing is being reported.

  5. Hello says:

    Ask the Agent for the Puerto Rico Insurance Company. Some are still waiting but nothing is being reported. What is FSC doing????

  6. Anonymous says:

    Who is the insurance company. If they haven’t paid then the FSC should revoke their license and people should buy policies from them.

  7. No secret. says:

    To my knowledge, the Airport is insured with Caribbean Insurers Ltd.

  8. feeling says:

    Why I have a funny feeling its *****o and because Government not following up it still sitting on their desk.

  9. Nagico says:

    *****o also screwing schools out of money. They need to do what is right before they are made to in the Courts.

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