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Cats, chickens & passengers mix @ Terrance B. Lettsome Airport

These two animals were photographed inside the terminal building of the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island recently. Photo: Team of Reporters
A cat naps peacefully in front of passengers at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island. Photo: Team of Reporters
A cat naps peacefully in front of passengers at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island. Photo: Team of Reporters
There are about two cats that have taken up permanent residence at the airport terminal building in Beef Island. Additionally, chickens are often seen running inside and outside the Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport Terminal. Photo: VINO/File
There are about two cats that have taken up permanent residence at the airport terminal building in Beef Island. Additionally, chickens are often seen running inside and outside the Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport Terminal. Photo: VINO/File
BEEF ISLAND, Tortola, VI- It was a few weeks ago that Premier and the Minister with the portfolio for airports in the territory, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) told the people that when his government took office a few months ago, the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) Management left the facility with more questions than answers, with debt and mismanagement of funds.

A few days later, the Acting Managing Director Coy W. Levons abruptly resigned. However, outside of the huge debt and allegation of financial mismanagement left at the BVIAA, passengers and staff now have to compete with stray animals.

Home of cats & chickens

There are about two cats that have taken up permanent residence at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport terminal building in Beef Island. They are often seen around passengers and at times being encouraged by airport staff and tourists, as they are fed or played with.

Additionally, chickens are often seen running inside and outside the airport terminal, as they too have taken up residence in the area. Many of the tourists, staff and others either feed or chase them from the area.

Their faeces can often be seen and smelled inside and outside the terminal building, according to reports reaching our newsroom.

It is unclear what action will be taken as calls to the Acting Managing Director, Mr Clive Smith, were not returned and Chairman of the BVIPA Mr Bevis A. Sylvester could not be reached up to time of publication.

Stray animals still a nuisance

Over the years the public has faced many issues with stray animals. Many local residents and business owners have also faced the issues of chickens running around in restaurants and homes, damaging crops and creating an untidy environment at some eating establishments.

7 Responses to “Cats, chickens & passengers mix @ Terrance B. Lettsome Airport”

  • ABC (27/08/2019, 19:07) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    Good piece vino my thoughts
  • biker (27/08/2019, 20:04) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Smart animals making use of loads of comfortable dry space with no people around. I hope these animals don't breed in the terminal and raise their families there.
  • he is the man (28/08/2019, 07:09) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    I am sure bevis will fix this
  • PussInBoots (28/08/2019, 10:02) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    We provide a FREE service to the BVIAA that is crucial to operations - pest control! Though we’ve attempted numerous times to rid the compound of the human pests working there as well unfortunately we have failed. As for our feathered comrades- the tourists enjoy taking photos and I agree they are a tad bit slack on their hygiene
  • Just saying (28/08/2019, 13:55) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is not how a modern airport should be


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