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Keep out! Virgin Gordians shut out of the Yacht Harbour?

- Property has been chained off; Is this the new apartheid?
Manager of the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour, Eric Hubber is seen here walking around ensuring that the shut out rules are enforced. Photo: Team of Reporters
According to reports, Virgin Gorda residents are subject to questions when attempting to enter the Yacht Harbour while others are given no hassle. Photo: Team of Reporters
According to reports, Virgin Gorda residents are subject to questions when attempting to enter the Yacht Harbour while others are given no hassle. Photo: Team of Reporters
Parking in the area adjacent to the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour has become a traffic nightmare due to the shut out by the Yacht Harbour. Photo: Team of Reporters
Parking in the area adjacent to the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour has become a traffic nightmare due to the shut out by the Yacht Harbour. Photo: Team of Reporters
SPANISH TOWN, Virgin Gorda, VI- Confusion is in the air over residents catching the ferry to Tortola, going to do banking or to purchase an item at the dive shop from the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour.

It was today May 1, 2017 that residents woke up to find that they could not park near the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour as it was chained off. In other words ‘keep out’.

Parking in that area adjacent to the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour on the sister island has been a nightmare as persons have to walk for quite a distance to enter the property. The Yacht Harbour told our newsroom in a telephone conversation that they “will be providing a shuttle and they are working with all relevant agencies, police, port authority officials and their private security guards to address the situation.”

Controversial Manager of the Yacht Harbour Eric Hubber could not be reached for comments; however, a staffer asked our newsroom to Email him. Mr Hubber has been seen by residents walking and at other times driving around in a golf cart ensuring that his security guards enforce the shut out rules.

VG Apartheid?

One resident told our newsroom that she has witnessed “whites going in without any trouble or questioning; however, others particularly black residents are asked what is the purpose of them going into the area. The Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour has commercial businesses such as banks and general stores.

Repairs to the main harbour at St Thomas Bay Jetty on Virgin Gorda for this month have forced Speedy’s Ferry Service to depart from the B Dock at the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour.

We will bring you more details as they unfold. 

The Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour is owned by the BVI Investment Club.

59 Responses to “Keep out! Virgin Gordians shut out of the Yacht Harbour?”

  • Clearly (01/05/2017, 12:31) Like (25) Dislike (27) Reply
    what you expect under the NDP the while man is always empowered
  • No (01/05/2017, 12:39) Like (38) Dislike (8) Reply
    BVI Investment Club a bunch of jokers.
    • Concerned (02/05/2017, 07:02) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply
      Most of the investment club members are VIP. Think about that one
  • just asking... (01/05/2017, 13:10) Like (45) Dislike (3) Reply
    Where is sleeping bertie?
  • Wel Sah (01/05/2017, 13:43) Like (35) Dislike (3) Reply
    It looks like Noel Lloyd gwine have to come back from the dead to fight for Virgin Gordians. He might as well, because the current District Rep is a real "dead horse."
    • Jaigon Jumbie (01/05/2017, 18:26) Like (23) Dislike (2) Reply
      @well Sah, Bertie was always a dead horse but you folks in the 9th still voted the dead horse to be your representative. So why complain?
    • Seriously? (01/05/2017, 19:13) Like (28) Dislike (0) Reply
      Isn't there enough virgin Gordian's on the island to fight for themselves. If they sit by and let this happen they will continue to get rolled over!
  • WTF (01/05/2017, 13:54) Like (40) Dislike (2) Reply
    Apartheid? LMAO!! This property is owned by locals and I'm sure there is a reason for them doing what they're doing. They agreed to use the area for the ferries etc. so I'm sure it's a control and security measure.
    • @ WTF (01/05/2017, 15:02) Like (20) Dislike (10) Reply
      South Africa was also owed by the black majority now go smoke that!
      • WTHell (02/05/2017, 12:15) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        South Africa was not 'OWED" by the black majority. Check your facts. The minority was raping its wealth.
  • Vg man (01/05/2017, 13:55) Like (39) Dislike (4) Reply
    They destroyed the culture of the marina its not the same as when we were growing up
    • @Vg man (01/05/2017, 17:41) Like (15) Dislike (18) Reply
      That fact that people support your comments about remaining the same way for 40 Plus years is very troubling.

      Change is inevitable, embrace it and make sure it is in your favour. Not object for the sake of objecting
      • pat (01/05/2017, 22:25) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
        progress can still be made without crushing cultural history, character, access and inclusion. People travel to experience authentic culture and to be part of it. These owners only benefit themselves and are killing the place at the same time.
        • @pat (02/05/2017, 08:10) Like (4) Dislike (9) Reply
          Maybe you should be walking instead of driving so that they can experience your kind of culture. Lmao.
      • Vg man (02/05/2017, 08:05) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
        stop twisting my words bruh, i only meant that it now seems like yet another area in the bvi that is off limits to locals
    • I wonder (01/05/2017, 22:30) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
      VG Man and what is that culture you speak of? Take what you want, stay and don't pay?
  • club (01/05/2017, 13:58) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
    SMH who given Eric so much power?
  • the famous club (01/05/2017, 14:03) Like (26) Dislike (4) Reply
    What is going on in my BVI? The local owners made the place worst?
  • Mick (01/05/2017, 14:09) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply

    Sounds just the IC. They would quicker get someone from outside to do their dirty work for them. The love of money is the root of all evil. The IC will never get enough money. The more they have the more they want. Greedy ...tards

  • Adic (01/05/2017, 14:09) Like (30) Dislike (1) Reply
    Like I've been sayn for years.This is just the smoke,the fire is behind.
  • Hmm (01/05/2017, 14:12) Like (19) Dislike (41) Reply
    Why is the manager controversial again. Personally I think you guys should stop labeling people like that
  • wize up (01/05/2017, 14:18) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    Public safety!!!!
  • VG (01/05/2017, 14:26) Like (34) Dislike (21) Reply
    If everybody who is working tola park in marina where visitors going park.... Come on ppl stop being difficult the ferry dock is empty and there is also a shuttle plus u can walk thru the field. This is unnecessary
    • VG Resident (07/05/2017, 10:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Which field you talking about u not living Vg it block-out for the public donkey.
  • smdh (01/05/2017, 14:29) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    So we have a darn criminal that you the poop let go & you in the Marina assisting in enforcement of a pathetic Policy ?
  • True (01/05/2017, 14:30) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Just quote the beach access law that the right of way for more than 20 years can not be blocked BY LAW, so they cannot BY LAW block off this access
  • sad (01/05/2017, 14:38) Like (31) Dislike (5) Reply
    So where people suppose to park now. Oh wait. Right In BERTIE yard next door. Then guess what!!? He too will say no parking unless you are patronizing his businesses. Well this is it. I would never patronize the stores or banks there. The store owners should come up with something in order to keep their customers. To say find somewhere else to go with they're business is far fetched but even if they want to have some kind of order there I think it's not the way. So eventually when he/ the marina bigger bosses get fed up with the continued complaints and dwindling business what will happen. He leaves because he becomes embarrassed as the marine will revert back to the old ways. Coming soon to virgin gorda a DEAD MARINA.
    • YAWN (01/05/2017, 15:33) Like (15) Dislike (12) Reply
      Keep dreaming! VGYH is in a prime location and no matter who owns it or what they have in their, they will make money. BVI people hate law and order, that's the problem, but when they travel overseas they're the most humbled creatures.
  • Voters (01/05/2017, 15:04) Like (16) Dislike (8) Reply
    So now you see ndp does not care about vg
    • Expat (04/05/2017, 10:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      This what happens when elected officials owns business, it's a conflict of interest. And the local people and expats alike suffer.
  • Charley Rose (01/05/2017, 15:06) Like (21) Dislike (12) Reply
    Closure of the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbor with chains is an insult to the people of Virgin Gorda. Many years ago the native Virgin Gordian toiled their blood, sweat and tears to build Virgin Gorda and now we are seeing a group of VIPERS(Investment Club members) coming and take advantage on the poor defenseless people. I wonder whether the government was consulted before such a measure was introduced.
    After all, we deserve better treatment from our elected representatives who are members of the investment club. Do you think they will have the gall to come to the electorate and ask them for their votes in the next general election? I hope not. Despite how they sugar coat their tongues, they should not be allowed to continue to disrespect the people. This is tantamount to the Apartheid system is South Africa.
    • Observing (02/05/2017, 03:42) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      Humans have become inhumane. That is the basic problem in our society. We all suffer for the sake of development. Greed has a factor too. Remember, God is watching us
    • What? (02/05/2017, 04:26) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
      Oh shut up. It's common sense to keep the parking for guests not commuters.
    • Sunshine (02/05/2017, 06:20) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
      You people are some mental cases. On normal working days employees and customers can't find parking space. You people are selfish you want to park just about a 100 vehicles in a parking lot before the start of business and stay all day? Government should have arranged for you guys to embark and disembark at the next PUBLIC DOCk on VG....... NORTH SOUND. Guess you would have appreciated that more.
  • @sad (01/05/2017, 15:13) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    It will happen if virgin gordians hold one head like how cane garden bay do
  • wize up (01/05/2017, 16:08) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply

    the hole tin tun up now!!! Wh***s been doing it for years......

  • Wow!!!! (01/05/2017, 16:21) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply

  • DON Q (01/05/2017, 16:41) Like (13) Dislike (9) Reply
    I love vino article always speaking truth to power
    • A Boogie wit da Hoodie (03/05/2017, 16:03) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      You know we know bout them EDOMITES they control our business.
  • Love VG (01/05/2017, 16:56) Like (30) Dislike (5) Reply
    It is not really the chains blocking entry to the Yacht Harbour that is the trouble, it is the way the Investment Club and it’s appointed manager have done things. They have NO idea how to deal with the people of Virgin Gorda.

    First they cut the beautiful trees down making the place look terrible; then failed to negotiate with Bucks Market causing Bucks to move out; then they kicked out Bath & Turtle and Rendezvous Bar. The VG shopping centre is like walking into a morgue. It is depressing. Our town centre is no longer at the Yacht Harbour. In fact, thanks to the Investment Club, we no longer have a town centre.

    Put the above together with the road work we have had to endure for months to stop water draining into the Yacht Harbour property, and now we have our jetty closed.

    It is too much! The Virgin Gorda community is angry and upset
  • better (01/05/2017, 17:30) Like (11) Dislike (9) Reply
    It is evident when something is not the going the usual way one can get upset. Change brings pain or joy but if we look for the good in every bad cituation we will say its worth the waiting and the change. I personally think things will get better just a little patience. this should be for a short period it would not last long.
  • rock man (01/05/2017, 17:36) Like (21) Dislike (7) Reply
    When people park and go Tola to work where the patrons of the marina should park? Make sense outs nonsense people
  • Lord o (01/05/2017, 17:38) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    Locals really hate locals. Especially those locals who think they have a little money and a few White friends. We. I say we. We are doing all the bad things to us... Lord O. We need to wake up and wise up...
    • Franceformer Neon (01/05/2017, 20:26) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ Lord o.I agree. This nasty wicked mentality here has to stop! All its doing is bringing hatred and disdain against us.
      Don't worry. When the karma comes back to kick the evil doers in the a$$, it's not gonna be good.
  • Outsider (01/05/2017, 17:45) Like (22) Dislike (3) Reply
    The marina is private property that fact that the ferry are allowed to use the marina dock does not give travellers the right to congest the marina all day with their vehicles. That is what the public parking lot is for. If festival is in front my house it does not give people the right to park in my yard or block my entrance.
  • cay (01/05/2017, 18:23) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am so shame i voted for hurbert never again
  • Afu (01/05/2017, 20:16) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    You see, this is the result. Give them an inch, and they'll take a mile. It's too bad that most of us didn't see the catastrophe coming. Sad, Sad Sad!!! Never seen anything like this in all the 50 + years since I've been here.
  • The Re....... (01/05/2017, 20:29) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply

    Why the hell you all don't give me a chance. You don't hear I am not aware of nothing? If you-all continue I would would get vex and punch you in your jawbone or blind you when you come by me. Just continue and you would know who dead. Lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dab 2017 (01/05/2017, 21:04) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    The chains are there to control the flow of traffic, it is to ensure VGYH customers have a space to park ; if not monitored persons travelling for work would leave their vehicles all day. I am not sure if everyone knows but if you park at St.Thomas Bay Jetty transportation is provided to the marina which runs on the boat schedule. Also in regards to the "white folks" unquestioned they are among staff and tourist.
  • Jack B (01/05/2017, 21:33) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Businesses need their parking space for their customers..However regular parking is something government needs to look at. Its a growing problem not only in Virgin Gorda but a huge problem in Tortola... This issue of parking need to be address in a serious way....
  • facts and truths will set us free (01/05/2017, 22:07) Like (6) Dislike (7) Reply
    Thank you VINO for the well written and informative news about the situation; just because you have not sugar quote things and you stick to the facts and what the people feel, others may take issue...long live VINO!
  • ta ta (01/05/2017, 22:40) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    NDPs have ruined this country.
  • V.G. (02/05/2017, 06:37) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    The Marina is already dead. It is even scary to use the ATM machine in the night.
  • VG Realist (02/05/2017, 09:48) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    As a Virgin Gordian native, I can honestly say most of US complain and bitch too much. Park at the dock as usual, walk over the open area to the marina that's all. But most of them so darn lazy and don't want to walk always driving for everything. It's private property and cannot accommodate the amount of parked vehicles daily. They are doing a favour and it's a temporary inconvenience.
    • vg guy (02/05/2017, 15:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      they don't want you cutting through the open area so we have to walk through the active road works
    • VG Optometrist (02/05/2017, 20:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ VG Realist. Enough of this nasty bashing against the US. 1- Open your eyes and look at the rate of obesity amongst native Virgin Gordians. Big fat B€H!NDS EVERYWHERE YOU GO. F@t and ugly, but you have the nerve to talk about US complain too much. 2- United States of America is the currency you all are using here. 3- I see that you natives are just driving up and down with the music blaring loud 24/7. So before you make any of your "BIG SPARK SNIDE REMARKS, take a look at how sad and embarrassing you sound. You're a disgrace to the the BVI, and a disgrace to yourself.
  • Tsk (07/05/2017, 11:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This kind of race baiting is a disgrace. Laughable, but still a disgrace.

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