In a move to better accommodate tourists at Brewers Bay, government signed a contract on Monday for the construction of restrooms near the beach.
“As the [Virgin Islands] continues to be a premier tourist destination, it is ever so important that we facilitate these persons who visit our shores,” Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Minister Vincent Wheatley said during a contract-signing ceremony on Monday. “It has been our aim for many years to ensure that those popular beaches have bathrooms.”
K&C Construction was awarded a $124,258.70 contract to start work on Tuesday and finish construction by Aug. 31 after a tender process.
Kendol Arthur of K&C Construction expressed gratitude for the contract, assuring viewers that the company will deliver a quality product.
“We are going to make Brewers Bay bathroom one of the best bathrooms in the BVI,” he said.
Opposition member Melvin “Mitch” Turnbull, whose Second District includes Brewers Bay, said during the ceremony that he was happy to see Mr. Wheatley meet with the Brewers Bay community several times.
“I want to say to the residents of that community that delay does not mean denial, but we are moving towards having a restroom facility for the residents and visitors alike,” he added.
Mr. Wheatley noted that the current administration has reconstructed bathrooms at Long Bay beach in Beef Island and promised to build more public restrooms in places including Spring Bay and Savannah Bay in Virgin Gorda.