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Speedy’s takes on Trellis Bay clean-up ahead of new tourist season

November 21st, 2023 | Tags: clean up Trellis Bay Virgin Islands Speedy's Ferry
The Trellis Bay port area, previously seen as an eyesore with garbage has now been cleaned up ahead of the Christmas tourist season which traditionally sees an influx of visitors to the Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reprters
Ms Corine George added that the cleanup is as part of a company initiative to show Speedy’s care about what persons say regarding the ports they operate, along with caring for the environment in the Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
Ms Corine George added that the cleanup is as part of a company initiative to show Speedy’s care about what persons say regarding the ports they operate, along with caring for the environment in the Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
TRELLIS BAY, Beef Island, VI – The Trellis Bay port area, previously seen as an eyesore with garbage has now been cleaned up ahead of the Christmas tourist season which traditionally sees an influx of visitors to the Virgin Islands.

Sources indicated that the clean-up exercise was undertaken by the Speedy’s Ferry Service and its personnel who removed the unsightly garbage and left the area in a pristine state. 

Ms Corine E. George of the company in an invited comment said, “I want to let you know that Speedy's team takes pride in their work and believes that persons traveling to the sister islands should traverse a clean and welcoming area at Trellis Bay.”

Many tourists and residents who used the ferry service at Trellis Bay have previously complained about the unsightly garbage situation in the area.

Ms George added that the cleanup is part of a company initiative to show Speedy’s care about what people say regarding the ports they operate, along with showing care for the environment.

The cleanup was fully executed with ‘Speedys love’ Ms George further detailed.

36 Responses to “Speedy’s takes on Trellis Bay clean-up ahead of new tourist season”

  • jack (21/11/2023, 18:45) Like (39) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is great stuff
  • vi (21/11/2023, 18:49) Like (52) Dislike (0) Reply
    Speedy's always leads, the others only follow. Speedy's For the Win. #SpeedysCare
    • VIslander (21/11/2023, 19:10) Like (26) Dislike (0) Reply
      Is it possible to give more than two thumbs up? Speedy’s just kicked their image up a notch. Love this.
  • Dancing with the Stars (21/11/2023, 18:54) Like (44) Dislike (2) Reply
    Congratulations to Speedy ferry service for a job well done. I do hope that Hon Penn would stop complaining and get his lazy constituents to get out there and volunteer themselves instead of looking for lucrative contracts. Virgin Gorda leads the way in Tourism all the way.
  • Hmm (21/11/2023, 19:10) Like (43) Dislike (1) Reply
    Aint that some $h1+. A VG company cleaning up what the district rep should've taken care of.
    • Truth (21/11/2023, 20:46) Like (8) Dislike (13) Reply
      Don’t blame the District Rep. He has tried. The funds were at the Tourist Board to build the restrooms and waiting area. Ask where the funds are ?
      • @ truth (22/11/2023, 12:32) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
        Bullcrap. What the heck cleaning the surroundings have to do with trash? GTFOH with that mess
  • Tvip (21/11/2023, 19:19) Like (26) Dislike (3) Reply
    Sadly the 8th distrct rep could not care less. Good job Speedys.
  • fish (21/11/2023, 19:27) Like (30) Dislike (0) Reply
    Speedy and his family have always had a good heart and love their community
  • Sammy (21/11/2023, 19:33) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
    Whole country is a dump. Only two places that is worse is Egypt and India. But hey atleast we can find time to go to UNESCO meetings right?
  • WOW (21/11/2023, 19:35) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    I always ask the same question as to why the different Taxi Association from Beef island Airport to West End Ferry terminal don't select two Look Out Sites each,that they use whilst on tours to clean and not wait on Government for everything instead of sitting down on their A...... all day complaining.
    Very good initiative Speedy's
    • I agree (22/11/2023, 05:53) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      You forgot, ….and playing dominoes! You’re right while Government has the overall responsibility, they cannot do all. Demand more from them yes but the ordinary citizens and associations gotta step up
  • VG (21/11/2023, 19:44) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    That's just us.V.G always does from within not for us alone but for all of us as a country yet still get the dirty part of the stick even though we are the BVI TOURISM CAPITAL.Speedy's for PRIDE ALONE
  • Yep (21/11/2023, 19:49) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Speedy's cares about its locals and its tourists and knows these things make a big difference to our experiences moving through the BVI.
    It is incredible that government after government has taken no interesting in these same issues over so many decades. We are a tourist economy! Clean the damn place up! I hate giving excuses to guests. And it reinforces the pervasive prejudice that the 'Caribbean natives are friendly but incompetent'! Why would we do that to them, and ourselves?
    And we have youth growing with a loose, don't-care attitude! There's no civic pride! Because there are zero efforts to remind them they are part of a bigger 'we', and not just a 'me, me me'!
  • tola (21/11/2023, 19:50) Like (26) Dislike (0) Reply
    THANK YOU !!!! Corine, Corillie,Steve,Shumba and the rest of the Speedy’s family for doing this. You shouldn’t have had to do that BUT you did, this says a lot about you and your company….. SPEEDY aka “Kido” HAVE TO BE LOOKING DOWN SMILING !!!! Also would like to thank you for doing the extra trips after basketball so the young players could get back to Tola after the games. You guys are REALLY REALLY APPRECIATED!!! BVI LOVE, it’s still our place although ain’t much of us left.
  • —————————- (21/11/2023, 20:03) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Marlone is a joke as for the Bvitb should be closed down
  • Rhodesia (21/11/2023, 20:20) Like (6) Dislike (9) Reply
    we still cleaning up only for tourists and not our own citizens
    • @ Rhodesia (21/11/2023, 22:25) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      It was clear the speedy family said for both local and tourist alike
  • kudos (21/11/2023, 22:24) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Excellent initiative. Thank you Speedy's.
  • good (22/11/2023, 01:51) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    The Gov really jokey you know.
  • Get Real (22/11/2023, 06:00) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    The 9th district Rep is saying he working in a building . So hypocritical. For five years he pass through and didn’t lift a hand now that citizens had to take matters into their own hands he working on it. The funds were there in Tourist Board account. Ask him what they did with it. The plans for the waiting center are already drawn long ago. He now want to play hero
  • Norris Turnbull (22/11/2023, 06:48) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good but I am angry....angry because the area was an eyesore for the past ten years. Politics, no pride in country and worthlessness got in the way. Shame that a private company had to step in and shame who is responsible. A dam shame.
  • Native Tongue (22/11/2023, 07:05) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    We can and should do better.
  • Observer (22/11/2023, 07:59) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    You mean to tell me that Hon. Penn could not get all those guys on the block at Parham Town and go Trellis Bay to clean the area. Everyone must get a hand out.
    Shame on you Marlon.
  • Bush Professor (22/11/2023, 08:56) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    It is cause for celebration but it is not and should not be a cause for celebration. Congrats though to Speedy’s for its superb community service. Nevertheless, this is an embarrassing government failure to effectively address a routine service. Maintaining and keeping Trellis Bay, a small area, in an aesthetically pleasing state, not an eye sore, should have occurred as easily, as routinely, and as standard and reliably as the rolls from 11:00 am to noon. How much planning does it take to have scheduled and perform this function? Very little. Who dropped the ball on this, ie, Public Works, National Park Trust, BVIAA, Solid Waste, Environmental, etc? Regardless of whom, it was a routine pop-up that was costly and embarrassingly dropped. Citizens have been complaining about this eye sore for months yet government remained flat footed and unresponsive. With a $400, 000 O&M budget surely government can afford to allocate a few thousand dollars to maintaining a Port area in aesthetically pleasing manner. Dr. Hon Premier Natalio Wheatley should be mad as hell that a small routine function turned into an embarrassment. If I were he, I would break out the big guava stick and whoop some @$$. Whoever is responsible for turning a routine function into an embarrassing colossal failure indeed should be hanging his/hear head in shame.
    • RealPol (22/11/2023, 11:00) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      To Bush Professor, a pull no punches hard on government good read. Agree government dropped, committed an error on a routine infield pop-up, dropped a lob off the bat of the batsman, created an unforced error, etc. Life is and should be a learning experience(s); we should learn from both our successes and failures. Our educational system focuses more on our successes than on our failures; we celebrate the ‘A’ and shun the ‘D’ or ‘F’. We should lean and fail forward , capitalizing on failures. Hopefully government will lean and fail forward and capitalize on this embarrassing event. What is the role of government?

      Government should a) protect and provide safety and security for residents, b) provide structure, maintain order and stability ,c) provide economic security, d) provide basic non-excludable and non-rival services, e) provide assistance., etc.
  • Mark (22/11/2023, 09:48) Like (1) Dislike (7) Reply
    Do not blame Penn nor the tourist board. I do commend Speedys for doing this but it should not have been news now in 2023. This should have been a continued effort from them because they have been making a lot of money from that dock. Lets keep these effort up for country, and that goes out to everyone who want to wait on government to do everything when we are in a position to get it done ourself.
  • mad max (22/11/2023, 10:07) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    The whole area by the ferry dock needs action. The car park needs paving and marking out, a rest room and visitors centre needs to be built with an associated shaded area for passengers. With all the wastage, we should be able to allocate funds to such a project.
  • Be ye lifted up. (22/11/2023, 10:26) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Splended job " SPEEDY'S CREW" (Group) That is highly appreciated. We give persons Honorable Names ,deserving or not, and to such or who the Caps fit, they need to keep them on to cool their useless Brains.
    Let us give Speedy's the " (B) VI .SPEEDY'S LOVE./ SPEEDY'S LOVE VI . Name Brand..
  • ?? (22/11/2023, 10:29) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Thank you Coralie and Speedy's... Now we need the parking lot marked out. Any volunteers! Don't wait on government.
  • great (22/11/2023, 11:00) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good job but are they going to continue to clean it? It will be littered again by the end of the week. People are just nasty as hell.
  • WOW (22/11/2023, 12:08) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thinking about it. The other businesses ( Trellis bay market, loose mongose, etc) in the area should also have that on their agenda and clean the area from the Dock up to Loose Mongose at least two to three times a Year. Business such as Scrub Island ,Guana Island, Necker Island, Great Camanoe and Oil Nut Bay.
  • Xxx (22/11/2023, 15:33) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    What a great way to get more people to travel to VG via trellis bay. I'm sure there is plenty of empty parking spaces now that was covered by trash. Way to go speedy’s I will always travel via your ferry
  • SlowPoke (22/11/2023, 18:33) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    They use it the most so it's onlt fair that they clean up the mess their litterbugs passenger left.behind
    • Island boy (22/11/2023, 23:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ slowpoke: what an ignorant thing to say. At least VG people got some pride. I guess the passengers threw fertilizer on the overgrown grass too. SMH
  • Really (23/11/2023, 07:01) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    People are so stupid. The government only clean up for tourist season, do you understand what I am saying they cut the road and clean certain areas once a year. Your taxes come out your pay every day once you pass 10,000 dollars so what does that tell you. Your money is for them and you get bad road,poor government running this country,no price control, and the list goes on. If you think you will question everything. Why is rent and bills more than what you make,you can't live comfortable here and it's all by design. You people need to wake up to all these ponsi scheme the government use to make you more broke

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