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Tourist Board supports students’ boat effort

The BVI Tourist Board has made a sizable donation of supplies to the Art and Craft Department at Claudia Creque Educational Centre on Anegada.

The donation was made to boost the department’s effort in refurbishing one of the derelict boats located at the Fisherman’s Wharf on the island.

“Derelict boats have been a concern for many in the Anegada community as well as other parts of the territory. We have made strides through our island-wide clean-ups held during the year, and we are pleased to see the additional attention that has been given to these abandoned vessels. We applaud the school for dedicating their time and commitment to making these enhancements, and we encourage more participation throughout the BVI,” said Director of Tourism Sharon Flax-Brutus.

The restoration of additional derelict boats by the students is being planned in the coming months; this as part of an overall initiative by the BVI Tourist Board to turn the Fisherman’s Wharf and surrounding areas into a “top quality tourism attraction”.

Over the past couple of years, the improvement works conducted by the BVI Tourist Board include organising clean-up of the area, mangrove trimming, repairs to damaged walkway, reconstructing the Fisherman’s Shed, and adding a new visitors’ shed with interpretation signage at the entrance.

“Collective efforts shown through environmental clean-ups are leading examples of recognising that tourism is everybody’s business and we are one BVI,” the BVI Tourist Board further said.

Visitors exploring the Fishermen’s Wharf on Anegada

A student of Claudia Creque Educational Centre hard at work

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