A small army of workers was scattered around the Oil Nut Bay development earlier this month pounding rebar, laying pavement and landscaping, good news for the moment for some contractors on the sister island.

Ongoing work at Oil Nut Bay and Little Dix Bay as well as road building has kept some VG construction companies busy, though the future outlook is uncertain.

“We’ve never had as many workers as we’ve had working for us at the moment. We have probably 50 more workers than we usually have,” said Chris Yates.

Ms. Yates said that between jobs at ONB and another project at Little Dix Bay to build three large houses, she employs a total of 180 workers currently.

David Johnson, the developer behind ONB, said that he’s spent more than $50 million in labour costs to employ the hundreds of workers needed to build facilities both at ONB and the North Sound Yacht Club. Those facilities will be used for the upcoming Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous, which began at the facility yesterday.


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