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Hon Flax-Charles & ‘Mitch’ collab to push tourism in JVD

-New Facility ‘Ocean 7 Too’ launched in grand style
Present at the launch Sunday evening, March 3, 2019, were a number of politicians including new Junior Minister for Tourism, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) and Hon Melvin M. Turnbull aka ‘Mitch’ (R2) of the Progressives Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM-NDP2) who pledged to work together to push tourism on the island. Photo: VINO
Guest artist was world-renowned saxophonist Arturo Tappin who teamed up with surprise guest Lettice on violin and local saxophonist Jeremy Vanterpool. Photo: VINO
Guest artist was world-renowned saxophonist Arturo Tappin who teamed up with surprise guest Lettice on violin and local saxophonist Jeremy Vanterpool. Photo: VINO
Al Brodrick and the Hot Sauce Band live in performance. Photo: VINO
Al Brodrick and the Hot Sauce Band live in performance. Photo: VINO
The launch was themed “Sax on the Beach” with contemporary Jazz, R&B, Rock and Soca Music. The white rendezvous saw hundreds of persons sinking their bare feet in the silky white sand of the island as they bask in the entertainment provided. Photo: VINO
The launch was themed “Sax on the Beach” with contemporary Jazz, R&B, Rock and Soca Music. The white rendezvous saw hundreds of persons sinking their bare feet in the silky white sand of the island as they bask in the entertainment provided. Photo: VINO
WHITE BAY, Jost van Dyke, VI – Right on the heels of the renaming of the Tortola Pier Park (TPP) in honour of late Chief Minister, Cyril B. Romney, the Romney sisters demonstrated their commitment to carrying on his legacy with the opening of yet another entertainment facility, “Ocean 7 Too” on Jost van Dyke.

Present for the launch on Sunday evening, March 3, 2019, were a number of politicians including Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) along with new Junior Minister for Tourism, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) and Hon Melvin M. Turnbull aka ‘Mitch’ (R2) of the Progressives Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM-NDP2) who pledged to work together to push tourism on the island.

Sax on the Beach

The launch was themed “Sax on the Beach” with contemporary Jazz, R&B, Rock and Soca Music. The white rendezvous saw hundreds of persons sinking their bare feet in the silky white sand of the island as they bask in the entertainment provided.

Guest artist was world-renowned Saxophonist, Arturo Tappin who teamed up with surprise guest artise Lettice on violin and local Saxophonist, Jeremy Vanterpool. Also, there was Al Brodrick and the Hot Sauce Band along with DJ Push Pop. In the words of one patron, “This was a world class rated performance.”

According to Ms Flax-Charles, it was “Great to see entertainment at night at ‘Ocean 7 Too’ and we look forward to having many greater events.”

Monthly Events Planned

She added that on the instruction of new Premier, Andrew A. Fahie (R1) her ministry must stage a major event monthly, “And so we expect to have one or two of those here in Jost van Dyke and throughout the territory… It will also bring persons into the territory to have fun with us and to increase our tourism revenue,” Ms Flax-Charles uttered.

Hon Flax-Charles also give kudos to her sister, the Director of Tourism, Sharon D. Flax-Brutus and Sister Island Coordinator acting, Sasha D. A. Flax for their presence at the event.

She also had words of compliments for Hon Turnbull as she said, “Because we are all going to be working together as a team... we are going to take the BVI to the next level.”

Hon Turnbull in returning the compliment noted, “I want to encourage each and every one, that as we continue to build this country, as we continue to develop our tourism product... we continue to invest, to support our locals.”

9 Responses to “Hon Flax-Charles & ‘Mitch’ collab to push tourism in JVD ”

  • JVD (05/03/2019, 08:21) Like (32) Dislike (20) Reply
    This could never happened under Myron and ndp. What a breath of fresh air
  • Ocean 7 Too (05/03/2019, 08:34) Like (26) Dislike (16) Reply
    Hmm This family want to eat the whole tourism Cow . Hope they remember the most important event of them all. "Music Fest at the Bay" We want it back how it use to be . No Fence no Barriers . Plenty Visitors. .Fun for all...
    • Seriously? (05/03/2019, 13:13) Like (24) Dislike (4) Reply
      Well if they invested in the cow why not eat it? Did you have the foresight to make investments in tourism? I guess you would have preferred it if they sold the property to a foreigner and let them develop it for tourism huh?

      Get from here with that crab in a barrel mentality!
  • long look me come from (05/03/2019, 09:01) Like (42) Dislike (17) Reply
    The locals now in charge of our government heleluya
  • Rabsatt/lettsome/Simth/lennard (05/03/2019, 09:28) Like (29) Dislike (1) Reply
    Im pleased! Mitch and Sherren ..im impressed to read this article this moning!..Its time BVI needs tto rise and run the country!
  • ABC (05/03/2019, 11:29) Like (46) Dislike (11) Reply
    VIP off to a good start


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