Premier Dr. Orlando Smith accepts the key to the new welcome centre on Jost Van Dyke shortly after a dedication ceremony on Tuesday. Photo: NGOVOU GYANG

Visitors on Jost Van Dyke will have an easier time getting around the island thanks to a new welcome centre, officials said Tuesday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

 The BVI Tourist Board facility, located by the beach in Great Harbour, is designed to serve as the first point of contact for JVD visitors, said Premier Dr. Orlando Smith.

Premier Dr. Orlando Smith accepts the key to the new welcome centre on Jost Van Dyke shortly after a dedication ceremony on Tuesday. Photo: NGOVOU GYANG
It will also serve as a resource centre for residents and “hopefully plant a seed of interest in tourism,” Dr. Smith told attendees who sat on a nearby dock during the ceremony.

Building contractor John Chinnery also spoke, explaining that the bright green, wooden building was originally designed to be smaller than it is.
“The initial structure could barely accommodate one person,” Mr. Chinnery said.

See the May 15, 2014 edition for full coverage.

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