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5 years later no proper waiting area @Trellis Bay

January 9th, 2023 | Tags: waiting area tent Trellis Bay ferry dock tourists
Another issue that has come to light is the absence of a proper waiting area at the Trellis Bay, Beef Island dock, where many tourists seek to board a ferry to Virgin Gorda, after hopping off a plane. Photo: Team of Reporters
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
TRELLIS BAY, Beef Island, VI- The National Unity Government of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has been boasting of increased tourism arrivals; however, the question continues to be asked how much is being done to ensure the tourists have a welcoming experience.

There have been complaints of slow immigration processing at the ports and sometimes both tourists and residents are left in the sun or rain waiting to be processed.

Another issue that has come to light is the absence of a proper waiting area at the Trellis Bay, Beef Island dock, where many tourists seek to board a ferry to Virgin Gorda, after hopping off a plane.

Many tourists and residents have been made to sit or stand in the sun or rain while waiting for a ferry at Trellis Bay. Some seek the trees for shade.

The wooden structure, which stood as the waiting area, was destroyed by the hurricanes of 2017 and never restored.

From time to time the BVI Tourist Board erects a collapsable tent, but there remains a need for a stronger, more accommodating, and welcoming waiting area at Trellis Bay.

29 Responses to “5 years later no proper waiting area @Trellis Bay”

  • asura (09/01/2023, 10:45) Like (21) Dislike (6) Reply
    • Truth (09/01/2023, 12:56) Like (10) Dislike (9) Reply
      But he make sure his sister place @ trellis got fixed, talk bout hypocrites
    • @ asura (09/01/2023, 13:17) Like (13) Dislike (6) Reply
      this is a national disgrace you mean the East has the FS, the Premier, The Minister for Health and Sheep and a little job like that cannot be fixed? SMH ALL OF THEM MUST GO!
    • VI Gyal (09/01/2023, 17:04) Like (4) Dislike (10) Reply
      If you know who is in charge you would not call on Marlon Penn. SO get your facts straight.
    • Greg (09/01/2023, 18:18) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
      There are also no PUBLIC bathrooms at Josiah's Bay since the hurricane. I was there the other day and there were approximately 100 people going into the bushes to relieve their bowels. This is just out and out disgusting and unhealthy. When I asked how come there aren't any bathrooms, I was told they have been asking for years with nothing being done. Unacceptable! This beach is one of the busiest, especially when having surfing competitions where there are so many people. Will the politician who covers this area please get up and do something about it? REALLY? SMDH.
  • Real Talk (09/01/2023, 10:51) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    And bus stops thank you
  • Hmm (09/01/2023, 11:06) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    Thanks for bringing this to light! It is extremely inconvenient to have to go all the way by Trellis Bay Market to sit down and wait and feels so awkward when you aren't buying anything.
  • Tourist (09/01/2023, 11:23) Like (15) Dislike (5) Reply
    Check out the dangerous road to east end
  • Native Senior Citizen of the British Virgin Island (09/01/2023, 11:42) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
    I don't know who brought this injustice to light, but who did has told the truth. The above complained has truly exposed one of many needed area of political neglected by the NDP, VIP, and the current put-together, and temparary Unity government lead by the boastful Hon. Premier, Natalio Sajuande Wheatley. What a shame
  • musa (09/01/2023, 12:01) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great news
  • one eye (09/01/2023, 12:06) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    The bigger pitcture here is how they treat virgin gorda
  • Relax (09/01/2023, 12:26) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    This is all just part of the "Island Experience".
  • Seriously (09/01/2023, 12:39) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    THIS GOT TO BE A PRANK!!!! Any lil wind or rain THAT GONE!!!! This is horrible especially at a tourist attraction point of view. Come on Government YOU CAN DO BETTER AND FAST!!!!
  • Agreeable One (09/01/2023, 12:40) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Very good observation, that area is like a hub to some of our best properties and tourism areas, not to mention its use by RESIDENTS. I have said it before and will say it again. Our tourism sector is a twelve cylinder machine firing on 6. There is so much potential. When will we see a Ministry of Tourism with a Minister of tourism. We also need to stop sending mice to do RAT work. Shalom
  • It is so………. (09/01/2023, 14:31) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is not a good look and it shows a lack of not giving a damn. It is not right that people have no proper boarding area to wait for the ferry to Virgin Gorda and I am talking about locals and tourist that have to get to Virgin Gorda. And pleaseeeee don’t put a band aid and put up a tent, looks tacky. If I hear the word Hurricane from 2017, I am going to scream. Other Caribbean Islands that were affected by the same hurricane has moved forward and gotten their S..t together. Everything here is the Hurricane song.NONE OF YOU IN GOVERNMENT IS FIT TO RUN THE COUNTRY, NONNNNNNNN. EVERY LAST ONE OF YOU INEPT AND OBLIVIOUS TO RUN THE COUNTRY. PUN INTENDED, NO WONDER THEY CALL YOU GUYS BUSHMEN.
  • No to England (09/01/2023, 14:56) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Where the government has no vision, the people are left to perish and suffer. Btw where is MOTHER ENGLAND when we need her?
  • jack shhhhhhhhit (09/01/2023, 15:06) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Drive around district 8 and tell/show me what marlon has done for the past 3 1/2 years.
  • Hmm (09/01/2023, 15:08) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    The concrete foundation is already there they only have to put up the side walls and a roof. First one didn't had doors so they can do same thing here. I'm not sure what they do about restrooms though. They'll have to hire someone to clean that everyday also the area needs more lights
  • BVILOVE (09/01/2023, 16:22) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    So firstly the jetty needs fixing the lights need replacing when going there at night it a Hazzard the parking of vehicles that blocks off emergency vehicles when picking up patients so all these things help make up the environment
  • Product (09/01/2023, 17:47) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    The tourism product seems to be the reverse. Set of mouth champions no action behind it. It's talking season not action season. Look how long the bushes was pulling us out of our vehicles. Look how long the pot holes damaging our machinery, look how long the water is running on our streets, look how long the town stench and water overflowing our roads. How much longer would we put up with mouth champions with no real action. Hon mark Vanterpool was and still will be the action man he has a proven track record. He is not perfect but you see his work. While some are in need of repair but he tried.
  • They do not care (09/01/2023, 23:08) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
    If it was a young girl to fix up both slowman and Smurf would have been in action long time
  • Steel Pulse (09/01/2023, 23:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    They don't give a dam.
  • BOYS . COM (10/01/2023, 07:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    U all put some children to do ADULTS work , so what do expect , MIRACLES ? •¿• ( try praying first , just ask his holiness csc , wait a minute , I 4get he tUn ghost
  • ok (11/01/2023, 20:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I telling u . The place look like third world country. That area. That minister penn what a u doing.

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