Our Projects

Recovery Priority Areas

The Recovery and Development Agency is supporting the Government to deliver priority projects and to reach the vision of a Stronger, Smarter, Greener, Better BVI.

The RDA, in consultation with the Government and ministries, has identified the most urgent priorities in the Government’s Recovery to Development Plan and has created a schedule for implementing the projects that will deliver immediate benefits in the most effective and efficient manner.

The priority sectors in which the RDA is working are:

Tourism

Derelict Boat Removal

Derelict Boat Removal

The passing of hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 left a significant number of marine vessels stranded along the coastlines and bays of the Virgin Islands. The bulk of these vessels have been removed by the owners and their insurance providers. However approximately 280 derelict vessels remain that need to be removed from their land or sea location and then disposed of.
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Special Debris Clearance

Special Debris Clearance

The hurricane disasters resulted in a significant amount of debris being deposited across the Virgin Islands and the project was developed to support the Department of Waste Management (DWM) to collect the debris. The objective of this project was to reduce the risk of damage and threat to human life, by removing debris which could become projectiles during strong winds ahead of the height of the 2018 hurricane season.
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Virgin Gorda Baths

Virgin Gorda Baths

The Baths at Virgin Gorda is an important tourist destination that suffered damage to ticket booth, bathroom and bar shaded area.
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Education

Bregado Flax Junior School

Bregado Flax Junior School

The two Virgin Gorda Admin buildings, the Flax building and the Vanterpool building, were badly affected by the 2017 hurricanes. The roof of the Flax building was destroyed, and this building is now unoccupied.
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AO Shirley Grounds

AO Shirley Grounds

The AO Shirley athletics grounds is a priority project to renovate the grounds to meet international accreditation standards as a Level 2 ground, so that BVI can host upcoming national events later this year and future international events. This requires preparation of the grounds prior to the installation of the new track by the specialist company Mondo, repairs to make the perimeter secure to boost income-generation from events, installation of bathroom facilities, installation of lights to allow events after dark, repair to the spectator stand (ideally with shade), and renovation of the clubhouse pavilion to provide meetings, events and changing facilities.
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Virgin Gorda Sports Complex

Virgin Gorda Sports Complex

The Virgin Gorda basketball sports complex was damaged by the 2017 hurricanes and has been in a state of disrepair and thus unusable since then. The facility is used by the residents of Virgin Gorda for sporting events and recreation. The facility is currently unsuitable for use, denying the residents this opportunity
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Elmore Stoutt High School

Elmore Stoutt High School

The 2017 hurricanes destroyed the main high school on Tortola. Leaving 1,600 children to have to continue their education for the last two years in tents and cramped conditions, attending school for only half the day on a shift system. The RDA is working with the Ministry of Education to address this dire situation.
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Housing

Repair to homes

Repair to homes

In the aftermath of the two category-5 Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Virgin Islands has suffered large destruction of the housing stock which, coupled with issues related to the land ownership and large destruction of the rental stock, has led to the displacement of several families and individuals in tents provided by Shelterbox in partnership with Rotary and Team Rubicon.
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Temporary Housing

Temporary Housing

In the aftermath of the two category-5 Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Virgin Islands has suffered large destruction of the housing stock which, coupled with issues related to the land ownership and large destruction of the rental stock, has led to the displacement of several families and individuals in tents provided by Shelterbox in partnership with Rotary and Team Rubicon.
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Security and Law

BVI Marine Base

BVI Marine Base

The Road Town Station currently functioning without an erected facility sign to clearly identify the government building as all government infrastructure should.
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Road Town Police Station

Road Town Police Station

The Marine base currently is the centre for operation for the Police and Customs Marine operations. With the damage received during the 2017 hurricanes the place is no longer conducive for operations and does not allow for around the clock operations. It is questionable whether the building itself can be repaired at a reasonable cost or whether it should be demolished and replaced with the ‘warehouse’ style construction now evident in the direct vicinity.
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Repair of Virgin Gorda Police Barracks

Repair of Virgin Gorda Police Barracks

The purpose is to return the Virgin Gorda Police Barracks to a fully functional state with police able to deploy required numbers from Tortola. A key outcome will be for the police to be able to sleep personnel on Virgin Gorda to ensure a shift system can be effectively managed and to enable the pre-disposition of resources key to disaster preparedness ahead of the 2019 hurricane season.
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Good Governance

Repair of JVD Admin Building

Repair of JVD Admin Building

The repairs to the Jost Van Dyke administration building will re-establish a working space for the District Officer to coordinate public service delivery on the island, as well as space for police, customs and immigration services to become fully functional. This will re-establish a fully functioning border control point at the main jetty and re-establish a functional police base, including a cell. The full detailed scoping and procurement for this project have been completed and operations are ongoing.
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Resilient Infrastructure

Government Radio Communications Network

Government Radio Communications Network

The reinstatement of the navigational system is crucial to the navigation of BVI waters to ensure safe passage of vessels and ensure that the BVI is tourist ready. The Territory’s sea markers are managed by the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA), with input from Virgin Islands Shipping Registry (VISR) on placement.
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West End Ferry Terminal

West End Ferry Terminal

The ferry terminal at West End was the busiest sea port in the Virgin Islands prior to the 2017 hurricanes: 40% of all arrivals into the Territory cleared in through West End.
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Marine Survey

Marine Survey

The seas surrounding the Virgin Islands are an invaluable natural resource. Besides being the ‘sailing capital of the world’ there are potential economic opportunities that could be exploited in our waters, as well as resources that require protection. Developing an effective ‘blue economy’ requires first collecting data on the marine environment through a marine survey. These data can then be used to decide how best to utilise available resources – otherwise known as marine spatial planning.
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Sea Markers

Sea Markers

The reinstatement of the navigational system is crucial to the navigation of BVI waters to ensure safe passage of vessels and ensure that the BVI is tourist ready. The Territory’s sea markers are managed by the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA), with input from Virgin Islands Shipping Registry (VISR) on placement.
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