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$271K contract signed for Trellis Bay Welcome Centre

- Contract awarded to No Limit Construction Services; Project expected to be delivered in October 2024
Owner of No Limit Construction Rajah A. Smith, right, signs the contract with the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency (RDA), on behalf of the Government of the Virgin Islands, for the construction of the Trellis Bay Welcome Centre. Photo: GIS
The red arrow points to the waiting area at Trellis Bay that was destroyed in the hurricanes of 2017 and never restored. Photo: VINO/File
The red arrow points to the waiting area at Trellis Bay that was destroyed in the hurricanes of 2017 and never restored. Photo: VINO/File
Jr Minister for Tourism Honourable Luce D. Hodge Smith (R4), who was present at the contract signing ceremony, said the Trellis Bay Welcome Centre will serve as a 'hub to facilitate the guest experience for both residents and visitors alike as the Territory enhances its Tourism product'. Photo: GIS
Jr Minister for Tourism Honourable Luce D. Hodge Smith (R4), who was present at the contract signing ceremony, said the Trellis Bay Welcome Centre will serve as a 'hub to facilitate the guest experience for both residents and visitors alike as the Territory enhances its Tourism product'. Photo: GIS
Some of the people present at the contract signing for the construction of the Trellis Bay Welcome Centre on June 11, 2024. Photo: GIS
Some of the people present at the contract signing for the construction of the Trellis Bay Welcome Centre on June 11, 2024. Photo: GIS
TRELLIS BAY, Beef Island, VI- Nearly 7 years after the waiting area at the ferry dock in Trellis Bay, Beef Island was destroyed in the hurricanes of 2017, a contract has been signed to construct the Trellis Bay Welcome Centre.

On Tuesday, June 11, 2024, the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency (RDA), on behalf of the Government of the Virgin Islands, signed a contract with No Limit Construction Services in the amount of two hundred and seventy-one thousand, two hundred seventy-nine dollars and sixty-seven cents (USD $271,279.67).

According to a press release from Government Information Services (GIS) on June 13, 2024, the contract commences the construction of a one-storey open-air reinforced concrete structure with a concrete roof. The building will provide shelter from the elements for 50 persons and seating for 20 persons of which seven are ADA compliant. ADA compliance refers to ensuring that facilities, services, and programmes are accessible to individuals with disabilities.

The project has a scheduled duration of three months and is anticipated to be completed by October 1, 2024.

Phase one of ‘broader development’

According to GIS, this contract represents phase one of a broader development for the area to enhance aesthetics and improve the overall guest and commuter experience.

“We have to look beyond just the structure itself, but we have to look at the entire area. At the RDA, we do have a master plan for the entire space,” Chief Executive Officer of the RDA Mr Anthony S. McMaster said

Jr Minister for Tourism Honourable Luce D. Hodge Smith (R4), who was present at the contract signing ceremony, said the Trellis Bay Welcome Centre will serve as a “hub to facilitate the guest experience for both residents and visitors alike as the Territory enhances its Tourism product. With an October completion date, the facility will be ready to serve patrons in time for the upcoming season as greater emphasis is being placed on event tourism.”

Owner of No Limit Construction Rajah A. Smith said the project is relatively small and that he and his team “will definitely do our best and make sure it is something that all of us [can] be proud of.”

15 Responses to “$271K contract signed for Trellis Bay Welcome Centre”

  • Party Money? (13/06/2024, 12:17) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    So basically Natalio's party money could have bought a bus shelter in trellis? Wow BVI we really are doomed
  • oh well (13/06/2024, 12:30) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    where's the design plan?
  • big ups (13/06/2024, 12:33) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
    Yeah Rajah jammin
  • Loose Mongoose (13/06/2024, 13:05) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
    There is already a fantastic welcome center in Trellis that the Billionaires built. What is wrong with this country!?
    What you going to build with that? Sounds more like another cookie jar that you want to put you hand in.
    • @loose mongoose (13/06/2024, 14:40) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      Where is it? There has never been a welcome centre up there. It’s long overdue and very welcomed. Stop opposing just because you can. SMH
  • $$ (13/06/2024, 15:32) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    election is around the corner
  • HMMM (13/06/2024, 17:14) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    As long as there is a restroom we good
  • Stoutt or crabbe (13/06/2024, 17:24) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    At least its somebody else!
    • talk that! (14/06/2024, 00:01) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      When the Potters rebuilt the community center in sea cow's bay the people in D3 didn't complain
    • Race to the bottom (14/06/2024, 07:01) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      As long as we have this crab in a barrel mentality the country will not progress. Just say congratulations to the young man who won the tender. No need to name or drag anyone else down.....simple congratulations brother and keep it moving. Congratulations Mr Smith, please deliver a project the BVI can be proud of and I know you will!
  • Concerned 1 (14/06/2024, 09:07) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    Aren't there other construction companies in the BVI? Almost everytime I hear about a construction project being awarded, it's this company.
  • vicky (15/06/2024, 14:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    yeah rajah that's good make us proud.....
  • hog city (16/06/2024, 08:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    We with Willock in d 3 rajah Fraser has done all he can for you!
  • RedStorm (16/06/2024, 09:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I hope it’s not a 2x4 with some silly roof, where water gushing to the inside. Make us proud Mr. Smith.
  • smdh (16/06/2024, 12:27) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    He won the tender. He’s a BVIslander. You all too envious and jealous. SMH!


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