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‘Nanny Cay Development Project back on track’ – GM Miles Sutherland-Pilch

- Conservation & Fisheries Dept confirms halt lifted & environmental issues being resolved
Following its being halted two months ago because of environmental concerns, the planned development of the Nanny Cay is forging ahead according to General Manager Miles Sutherland-Pilch. Photo: VINO
The worksite yesterday September 24, 2015. Photo: VINO
The worksite yesterday September 24, 2015. Photo: VINO
Nanny Cay General Manager Miles Sutherland-Pilch. Photo: VINO/File
Nanny Cay General Manager Miles Sutherland-Pilch. Photo: VINO/File
Kelvin Penn, acting Chief Conservation and Fisheries Officer in the Department of Conservation and Fisheries. Photo: Provided
Kelvin Penn, acting Chief Conservation and Fisheries Officer in the Department of Conservation and Fisheries. Photo: Provided
The entrance to the worksite. Photo: VINO
The entrance to the worksite. Photo: VINO
Another view of the worksite. Photo: VINO
Another view of the worksite. Photo: VINO
An arsenal of work equipment stored. Photo: VINO
An arsenal of work equipment stored. Photo: VINO
One of the caution signs on the ground. Photo: VINO
One of the caution signs on the ground. Photo: VINO
SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Following the project being halted two months ago because of environmental concerns, the planned development at the coast of Nanny Cay is forging ahead, according to General Manager Miles Sutherland-Pilch.

Sutherland-Pilch confirmed that the project was on track when this news site dropped in on the work site yesterday September 24, 2015.

“Everything is on track,” said Sutherland-Pilch, who did not see the point in this news site pursuing the issue any longer.

The Department of Conservation and Fisheries had on July 14, 2015 put the brakes on the $30 million Nanny Cay Development Project in the wake of environmental concerns emanating from it.

This was confirmed at the time by Kelvin Penn, acting Chief Conservation and Fisheries Officer in the Department of Conservation and Fisheries. Penn at the time said to this news site that he could not say much about the issue but confirmed that the project had been halted temporarily.

“The project [has been halted] temporarily, yes. It has been put on pause from today [July 14, 2015],” he said when asked of the action taken. “But we would prefer you speak with the Ministry on this,” he said, referring to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour.

Speaking with this news site on July 14, 2015, Sutherland-Pilch said that the matter is being discussed among all the parties with a view to resolving it.

“I wouldn’t say it was halted…there were a couple of issues but we’ll know this afternoon…we are working with them,” he said. “I think we are going to be on track very soon. It is not something that was entirely unexpected. You are making it sound worse than it is,” said Sutherland-Pilch in July.

Speaking to this news site yesterday September 24, 2015 Kelvin Penn of the Conservation and Fisheries Department said, “Yes, they [Nanny Cay] got permission from the Ministry [of Natural Resources and Labour] to go ahead. The issues were cleared up.”

“They had some issues with the coral removal but they are working on that now. They had to submit some studies and plans,” Penn confirmed. Asked whether the Nanny Cay development project was 'good to go' he confirmed "yes."

The operations at Nanny Cay accounts for 400 jobs directly and indirectly. Nanny Cay employs 100 staff and estimates that the completed outer marina and related amenities will create 100 new jobs. This news site understands that while the first phase will be in the vicinity of $8 million, the entire project should be about $30 million.

14 Responses to “‘Nanny Cay Development Project back on track’ – GM Miles Sutherland-Pilch”

  • expats whites (25/09/2015, 08:09) Like (11) Dislike (7) Reply
    check to see how much locals working in those jobs now at nanny cay
  • SMH (25/09/2015, 08:30) Like (10) Dislike (8) Reply
    we will destroy our selves for a few cheap dollars
  • Told Them (25/09/2015, 08:50) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    I need to see a map of this project....heard its huge very huge deman
  • son of the soil (25/09/2015, 10:54) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    Outsiders are given the red carpet while locals are given the red tape. Imagine some locals wanted to develop a property just west of nanny cay and they were given the shaft up their @$$&$.
    • Music (26/09/2015, 08:11) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      But has it not been approved then? They only had two meetings and we have heard nothing since. The Nanny Cay expansion was approved long before the Havers plan was produced.
  • almighty dollar (25/09/2015, 10:55) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    There goes our beautiful coastline in the name of money, WOW!
    • dog (26/09/2015, 17:27) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      More shallow water being filled in, more mangroves taken. The canal smells. This is a poorly planned dense development. Shame on Government for allowing such expansion with no room. Just because this is approved doesn't mean more poor development should be. Please not Havers. right on the road with traffic turning on a corner, an accident waiting to happen. SCB is under too much stress already.
      BTW- Kelvin has been acting director for several years, ever since Burt got hired by the dark side to keep an eye on him. Either make Kelvin the director OR Start a search for a permanent director who understands BVI environment and puts that first. NDP likes Kelvin because he is mild and doesn't fight. WE NEED A FIGHTER!
  • Transparent (25/09/2015, 10:58) Like (10) Dislike (9) Reply
    All jobs are advertised locally first to see if a suitably qualified belonger is available. It would be cheaper and easier for companies to hire locally. If however nobody comes forward then the company will need to source an employee from elsewhere. Simple.
  • facts man (25/09/2015, 11:23) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    Lots of south africans in sr positions
    • kkk (25/09/2015, 13:46) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
      WELL IF THEY COME FROM SA THEN THEY ARE R....
      • Immigration (25/09/2015, 14:00) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
        Well an effective solution would be to deport them back to SA. There are some nice blacks waiting for their
        R A$$es there.
  • kkk (25/09/2015, 18:42) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply

    Nanny cay is no diffrent to the one down french man cay set of wh**e folks in top position



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