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Local businessman adding to nightlife in VI

- Rodney A. Simmonds building nightclub on site of former Domino Gas Station
Preparation of the site for the construction of a nightclub in Sea Cows Bay is ongoing. Photo: VINO
The nightclub will be built on the site of the former Domino Gas Station. Photo: VINO
The nightclub will be built on the site of the former Domino Gas Station. Photo: VINO
The structure on the site adjacent Ellis Thomas Downs being demolished to facilitate the building of a nightclub in Sea Cows Bay. Photo: VINO
The structure on the site adjacent Ellis Thomas Downs being demolished to facilitate the building of a nightclub in Sea Cows Bay. Photo: VINO
Businessman Rodney A. Simmonds did not go into details about the nightclub he is constructing in Sea Cows Bay. Photo: VINO/File
Businessman Rodney A. Simmonds did not go into details about the nightclub he is constructing in Sea Cows Bay. Photo: VINO/File
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- While small businesses in the Virgin Islands are catching hell under the National Democratic Party (NDP) regime [2011-current] because of higher taxes and more regulations, slow process for work permits and trade licenses and much red tape for routine approvals from agencies like Town and Country Planning and the Building Authority, local business persons are forging ahead.

And persons may be wondering if Sea Cows Bay will have a gas service station once again, with construction works ongoing on the site of the former Domino Gas Station.

At least not yet as local businessman Mr Rodney A. Simmonds is in the process of adding to the night life in the Virgin Islands with the construction of a nightclub.

Mr Simmonds, a well known horse owner, confirmed this information to our newsroom; however, he declined to go into details as to when the nightclub is expected to be opened.

31 Responses to “Local businessman adding to nightlife in VI”

  • yes (09/02/2017, 15:40) Like (11) Dislike (19) Reply
    Lower Estate massive...Yeah Mileage..
  • Xxx (09/02/2017, 15:52) Like (18) Dislike (23) Reply
    Yea yea we need another strip club
  • eh! (09/02/2017, 16:01) Like (7) Dislike (8) Reply
    Big man spending that gwop!
  • Sexy Girl (09/02/2017, 16:31) Like (25) Dislike (7) Reply
    He need Jesus not strippers. Fascinating though mmmm.
  • &1 (09/02/2017, 16:39) Like (55) Dislike (2) Reply
    Sea Cows Bay is not the place for a club but let's see what he brings. That type of business is very hard to maintain in the BVI but hopefully he has a different formula. A nice restaurant with a club section would be ideal with proper parking, rules, security, dress code, age restrictions and zero tolerance for loitering and bullshit.
    • @ &1 (09/02/2017, 23:00) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      If it never serious, mi wuda laugh
    • good idea (10/02/2017, 06:59) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      i agree and can only hope that there are no strippers or this kind of thing. The decent adults of Tola need somewhere to go also. So tired of the debauchery in the so called clubs.
    • Ras Dogg (14/02/2017, 12:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      That's what I always wanted. Good luck with that one.
  • pat (09/02/2017, 17:08) Like (13) Dislike (6) Reply
    After each race day that will be the spot yall
  • pat (09/02/2017, 17:26) Like (23) Dislike (4) Reply
    I worry about the type of crowd, the lack of rules and enforcement, traffic and late night noise. Has anyone talked to the neighbours about disruption to their quality of life? whenever a big project like this gets approved, it seems the basic questions never get asked. Noise and traffic, rules and enforcement. Is this also in anticipation of Nanny Cay and other resorts? This is not a great place for this. Also, what about the mangrove and environmental impact?
    • @pat (09/02/2017, 19:07) Like (19) Dislike (6) Reply
      For goodness sake, a gas station was there. What environmental crap you talking bout. Mangrove does grow on dry land? Unno always have to raise some out of the way fooloshness
    • wize up (10/02/2017, 07:43) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
      @ pat: here is a young man trying to better himself and make a life for his family and "Pat" sounds upset(but the questions are very valid questions)....my question to "Pat"(some of us can no longer visit certain beaches in our own country) are you speaking out about such deplorable behaviour by the foreign investors...
  • Interested (09/02/2017, 17:35) Like (18) Dislike (15) Reply
    Oh the shame of it all ! A night club in my neighborhood,next to Methodist church.Lord have mercy on us all. ,!
  • dp (09/02/2017, 17:56) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    damn, he stole my idea. Not another one (club)!!!!
  • lodger (09/02/2017, 21:00) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    I bet Asrid and Tonic will love this!
  • Nice. (09/02/2017, 22:43) Like (23) Dislike (3) Reply
    Yo. Decent. Keep it Decent. Keep it classy. Keep it mature. It will work. Don't mind the noise.
  • Afu (09/02/2017, 22:47) Like (10) Dislike (16) Reply
    Boy! I wonder how many "AFTER HOURS SHOOTOUTS" are gonna take place when it opens. Just some BOOZE, and some more NASTY PEOPLE. FOOLISH IDEA- , as we have enough misery going on as of now. Coming like NEW YORK CITY here.
    • LOL (09/02/2017, 23:38) Like (8) Dislike (34) Reply
      You've never been to NY have you....
      • OLO (10/02/2017, 09:51) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
        This one's for you LOL. Afu may not be from NY. City, but I am. Lets fess up TRUMP, and all of us are HERE TO STAY. Sorry, Charlie!!!
    • wize up (10/02/2017, 07:23) Like (16) Dislike (24) Reply
      @ Afu: the white folks up in this territory with private fitness clubs; private bike clubs; private jogging clubs; private villas; private restaurants; private dive clubs however our people can't build; own or operate nothing(with folks like "Afu" we will still be picking cotton and cutting sugar cane) BUT the devil is liar SO to Mr Simmonds go ahead and exercise your rights and develop that business(keep an eye for those white undercover cops because once black folk conducts business in this country we running dope) other come here build all kinda things BUT are called investors: the police or politicians dont even question where those "investor" getting their money)....yep!! Talk that
      • @ wize up (10/02/2017, 09:55) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
        Stop taking things personal and be for real. When was the last time anybody local created something decent and not just another hang out with weed smokers, loud music and an atmosphere that most decent people, even locals won't even bother to attend. It's not about black vs white or expat vs local, it's about fact vs fiction. The reality and fact is that the whole 'club' thing in the BVI starts out fairly decent and then goes downhill at a rapid pace. I wish the guy all the best but Afu has good points based on facts!
        • wize up (11/02/2017, 06:56) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
          @ wize up: why don't you put your money where your mouth is(stop talking piss and you create something decent)....nothing personal(I have been operating my own businesses from the 80s) and I grew up with my family owning their own business back in the late 60s)..my children have their own businesses so there is no need to take anything or anyone like you personally(while you here blog piss I am into business ventures for my sons, daughters and my grandchildren)....let just add this and purely for your knowledge(some of my business associates are white men and white women)....go out and enjoy your day and stop flapping your gums(talk is cheap/money buy land)
  • ...good idea (09/02/2017, 23:02) Like (14) Dislike (10) Reply
    get Tortola social night life on track .... They talking about close to Methodist church how many of them attend Church ... Tortola people prefer to grow old behind there computer commenting crap before they elevate and try to make some money
  • Businessman ???? (10/02/2017, 07:34) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    HAHAHA
  • doYou (10/02/2017, 10:24) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
    Do ya thing... if you vex, don't come.
  • Real People (11/02/2017, 12:42) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Leave him
  • change (12/02/2017, 18:27) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    It's a shame when the narrow minded can't expand their way of thinking beyond the VI, The place is growing and changing rapidly, every year thousands leave for school and return with hopes of something different with no change .What ever business venture Mr.Simmonds is on I wish him the best at least he tried.What are you doing to impact change


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