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New 24-hour gas station & convenience store by April for Sea Cows Bay

The building of the 24-hour gas station and convenience store in Sea Cows Bay, Tortola, is expected to be completed by April 2018, according to the contractor, Quality Construction Ltd. Photo: VINO
A group of investors from the Boys Racing Stable, including Rodney A. Simmons, right, and Enos Z. Aaron, left, is investing in a brand new 24-hour gas station and convenient store in Sea Cows Bay, close to Ellis Thomas Downs on Tortola. Photo: VINO/File
A group of investors from the Boys Racing Stable, including Rodney A. Simmons, right, and Enos Z. Aaron, left, is investing in a brand new 24-hour gas station and convenient store in Sea Cows Bay, close to Ellis Thomas Downs on Tortola. Photo: VINO/File
Inside the partially constructed building for a 24-hour gas station and convenient store in Sea Cows Bay, Tortola. Photo: VINO
Inside the partially constructed building for a 24-hour gas station and convenient store in Sea Cows Bay, Tortola. Photo: VINO
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- It started before Hurricanes Irma and Maria destroyed the Virgin Islands (VI) in September of 2017 and while there was a pause in works immediately after the killer storms, construction is full speed ahead once again.

A group of investors from the Boys Racing Stable, including Rodney A. Simmonds and Enos Z. Aaron, is investing in a brand new gas station and convenience store.

It is our newsroom’s understanding that the gas station will be 24 hours and is located in Sea Cows Bay, close to Ellis Thomas Downs on Tortola. 

By April 2018- Contractor

The contractor is Quality Construction Ltd., and the Managing Director Roy A. Garraway told our newsroom the project is expected to be completed by April 2018.

Mr Garraway’s Quality Construction Ltd., which continues to undertake both large scale government and private sector projects, did not give the cost of the undertaking; however, provisions are being made for an upstairs portion on the building.

Many entrepreneurs are still going ahead with their investment despite the economy being weak in many sectors following the two Category 5 hurricanes that devastated the islands. Gas stations and grocery stores were two areas that made huge sums of money in the VI following hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The investors from the Boys Stables are all local residents, and this will be the second 24-hour gas station in the Territory after Delta Petroleum (Caribbean Ltd.) was the pioneer a few years ago.

14 Responses to “New 24-hour gas station & convenience store by April for Sea Cows Bay”

  • See (08/01/2018, 11:48) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Best of luck with the projecr
  • pat (08/01/2018, 11:52) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    "Gas stations and grocery stores were two areas that made huge sums of money in the VI following hurricanes Irma and Maria"

    This is so true and they continue to make mega bucks
  • Inspector Gadget Cousin (08/01/2018, 12:02) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Gas station, supermarket, laundromats. Say no mo on these types. Congrats Sea Cows Bay. Bvi stronger than before...
  • Local investor (08/01/2018, 12:55) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Glad to see that locals can still make a stake in their economy, earn your rightful place in society, this investment is a good one owned by locals. Congratulations to the boys, show them what horse race money can do. Government need to get wise and support you own ppl, than just looking out for the foreign investor. I
    • local monopolist (08/01/2018, 15:42) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Which corrupt politicians when they were in power

      a) forced out the competitive domino gas that was there before?
      b) forced government workers to drive to west end to fill up government vehicles at a certain gas station there?

      hint: one is gone now, but the other is still around.
      • nonsense (08/01/2018, 16:48) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
        Domino wasn't forced anywhere. Some people just have no clue about business and shouldn't be involved in them. Being local doesn't entitle you to a successful business, it entitles you to opportunities within your country and it's up to you what you do with the said opportunity. Too much greed and shortsightedness in the BVI that's why it's the way it is. Everyone things they can just put goods/services within 4 walls and money will roll in and they will live happily rich ever after.
        • pete (09/01/2018, 00:28) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
          I also hope they don't push too much into the ancient mangroves. Oil leaks and gas will continue to ruin the environment. There needs to be a master plan so the place don't turn into a wreck with everyone trying to get theirs. Everyone should, but it needs to be done right. What about all the other development planned for the harbour shores/ marina/ hotel etc?? what is the bigger plan??
  • Xxx (08/01/2018, 13:48) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great i live west end so it save me a drive pasea
  • bad boys (08/01/2018, 14:14) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is a winner hope they have Security
  • Al Capone (08/01/2018, 14:53) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    They gonna have security Al Capone style, so no peasant portporting to be bad gawn come around with any rude boi style, else u know what, Don talk.
  • wize up (08/01/2018, 15:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    There you go; BVI Pride!!!!!
  • LOL (08/01/2018, 16:49) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply

    BVI pride what and you all hiding and blogging pretending to be happy for them are the biggest $%^&* haters around.

  • zoe (08/01/2018, 20:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    good investment more $$$$
  • WHAT-EVER (09/01/2018, 09:59) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I THOUGHT IS WAS A NIGHT CLUB/STRIP CLUB. THAT IS WHAT I HEARD, JUST SAYING!


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