Press Release

Ministry of Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration
Release Date:
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 - 5:19pm

The Brandywine Bay Project advances as the Government of the Virgin Islands continues to develop and expand additional destinations for residents and visitors.

Premier and Minster of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE reiterated his Government’s commitment to the project in his 2017 Budget Address, at the Fourth Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly on January 16 under the theme: ‘Charting the Course: Positioning the Virgin Islands for the Future’.

Premier Smith said the beach has been widened another ninety (90) feet; ensuring a better layout and providing much needed space to comfortably accommodate large crowds.

Presently, the project activities include dredging, widening, and reclamation of the beach front with dredged sand and levelling of the beach.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. the Honourable Kedrick Pickering said that he was pleased with the pace of the project.

Minister Pickering said, “We had a few minor setbacks in the beginning but persons can note a great difference in the beach between last year and this year.  We are hoping things continue at this steady pace and that the beach becomes another Virgin Islands destination that will generate economic growth for our people.”

Works on the Brandywine Bay Project commenced in 2015.The Project is funded by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour and is being managed through AR Potter and Associates Ltd.

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NOTE TO EDITORS: Photos Attached

Brandywine Bay January 2017(Photo Credit: GIS-Feliza Fenty)

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