New signage or art works on Tortola? Who loves the BVI?
Our roving camera could not determine if it’s an advertisement or just someone showing their talent through art.
Persons leaving the Ferry Dock in West End on the main island of Tortola are greeted by a 'BVI sign' made in the shape of a heart.
Similar signs can be found on utility poles on Cane Garden Bay Hill and Joe’s Hill.
Driving further up from west, going east a few minutes past the police station, is another sign with this time a smiling face resembling the sun attached to a BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) utility pole.
Then after you pass Pockwood Pond you will also see another signage, this time a fish decked out in yellow, blue and red.
Then once you reach to the Ebenezer Thomas Primary School you are also greeted with another red heart signage with BVI placed in the middle displayed on a tree.
It is unknown at this time the person or company responsible for the creative work. In an effort to interview the artist or advertiser, our newsroom placed a call to the Town and Country Planning Department, the state-owned regulator responsible for all public structures, small or big, to see if there was someone who applied to display their works. However, we were told no such application was filed with their agency.
We also checked with the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) to see if they had a name or company for the new signage erected on their utility poles; however, they too had no request made to use their poles for such displays.
While we agree that the signage or art work is positive and brings a different perspective to the Coastline scenery, it will be nice if someone comes forward to own their work, especially at a time when the Virgin Islands’ needs love!