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'A lot of things can happen @ Brandywine Bay Beach'- Hon Natalio D. Wheatley

-Looking to meet with residents in coming weeks for discussions to develop area
Following the opening of 'D-Tan Spot' on Brandywine Bay Beach owned by the local sports organiser Mr Milton C. McLean and family, Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) noted that the area always had huge potential for development as a tourism hub. Photo: VINO
Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (Centre) along with Virgin Islands Legislators and owners at the February 9, 2020, opening of D-Tan Spot on Brandywine Bay Beach. The Minister said the area has great of potential for development in the area including water sports, craft and food vending. Photo: Team of Reporters
Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (Centre) along with Virgin Islands Legislators and owners at the February 9, 2020, opening of D-Tan Spot on Brandywine Bay Beach. The Minister said the area has great of potential for development in the area including water sports, craft and food vending. Photo: Team of Reporters
BRANDYWINE BAY, Tortola, VI - Following the opening of 'D-Tan Spot' by local sports organiser Mr Milton C. McLean and family at Brandywine Bay Beach, Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) noted that the area always had huge potental for development as a tourism hub.

"We all know for many many years we've been speaking about developing Brandywine Beach as a hub for tourists and a place where families can come and congregate... and this area has tremendous potential, but up until this time we have not been able to unlock this potential," Hon Wheatley said. 

The Minister was at the time making remarks at the opening of the facility last Saturday, February 8, 2020, when he noted that while the area has also been on the radar for development, a push was needed. 

Meetings to be had 

"I have to say to you, that in the coming weeks I will be meeting with the residents of [Brandywine Bay] and those persons who have interest in Brandywine Bay so we can discuss some of the plans I am proposing for this area to really get things going," Hon Wheatley told those gathered. 

According to the Minister, a lot of developments can happen in the area including water sports, craft and food vendors just to name a few, 'All types of different things that I would like to discuss with the residents here," he said.

"We understand in the BVI we need to further diversify our economy and that means that we have to open up new areas for tourism... we want to see it in the Seventh District, we want to see it in the Third District, we want to see it all over the Virgin Islands and we want our people to be able to benefit from that."

Building resilience 

Hon Wheatley said there is a need to provide more stability to give resilience and balance to the VI economy, "so that when we have shocks in various areas like the financial services it wouldn't impact us as greatly as it would right now."

23 Responses to “'A lot of things can happen @ Brandywine Bay Beach'- Hon Natalio D. Wheatley”

  • Agree (10/02/2020, 13:56) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Great area to bring back Music Fest. ..
  • lord o. (10/02/2020, 14:06) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    We need to recreate music festival. Some where any where. We need it back. .. I suggest two days only.. Saturday and Sunday into the Monday St Ursula's holiday day in October...
  • one eye (10/02/2020, 14:21) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Nice beach but too ruff
    • eyes (10/02/2020, 17:32) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      You must really have one eye ,to rough you say
      • Steve (11/02/2020, 03:52) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ one eye and @ eyes......It's too rough. It is a nice beach to have parties on though. I hope the bathrooms are working.
    • what (11/02/2020, 09:21) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      You mean the sand rough?? cant be the water. one of the calmest beaches in the Virgin Islands
  • Windy (10/02/2020, 15:41) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    A lot of nice things can happen. If the government stays out of it !
  • Kingfish (10/02/2020, 16:29) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is this a franchise by the government, they are working out of their own property and I guess the renters will take the chairs to the beach, what happens if other businesses tired to the same are the Mclean's protected? To avoid conflicts the government should have some rules and regulations in place since the business is dependent on the use of public property for the success of their business.
    • eyes (10/02/2020, 17:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Now kingfish let's see protection from what they say that they operating in front of their beach front property , so if decide to rent from mr price is right beach front property and set up shop it's good it's a big market enough for everyone.
      • Kingfish (10/02/2020, 20:31) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        @eyes. Let us wait and see . There will be wars fought over over this in the near future .
  • Bites (10/02/2020, 16:44) Like (1) Dislike (9) Reply
    What will happen when persons are bitten by stingray and eel...is that covered?
  • Nice spot (10/02/2020, 17:39) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    A Tapas food bar would be great for the beach area.
  • Winston (10/02/2020, 17:52) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    You have got to be kidding. With all the beautiful beaches on Tortola, no tourists are going to want to go to a beach which is less then average.
  • Real Tool (10/02/2020, 19:54) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    If it was a green eye american or from europe it would have been perfect for some of us do the maths i done talk.
  • ReX FeRal (11/02/2020, 05:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wasn't 2m$ was used to get this beach going? Hmm.
  • wise up (11/02/2020, 17:01) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    BVI NEED A WATER PARK
  • biker (11/02/2020, 18:42) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Brandywine beach is just an average beach with minimum shade, no palm trees, minimum facilities, uncontrolled parking and rough sand. The close proximity of the road between town and East End to the beach is also a problem. The only assets for this beach is that it is close to town/cruise pier and there is no boat traffic in the bay.
    • Truth (12/02/2020, 09:41) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      The biggest problem is the cruise passengers have to be driven past ugliness to get there.
  • SMH (13/02/2020, 12:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Just build or develop a Board Walk from Pier Park (over head bridge) or from Fish Bay to Brandywine Bay. Develop attractions and Vendors alike along Coastline. This will help eliminating motor traffic and worries of parking. Residents and Visitors alike will more than enjoy this type of development.


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