Beautiful Virgin Islands

Sunday, Feb 05, 2023

Budget Address: RDA tasked with designing national library, museum & archive

Budget Address: RDA tasked with designing national library, museum & archive

With the aim of further diversifying the local tourism industry, Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has announced that there will be a focus on culture and the development of new facilities, including a national library and museum.

According to the Premier during the 2023 Budget Address delivered during the Ninth Sitting of the Fourth Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) at Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom on November 29, 2022, the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) has been tasked with designing the facilities. 

“Madam Speaker, we will diversify our tourism product by focusing on culture, conventions and sports. The RDA has been tasked with designing a National Cultural Museum, a National Library, a National Archives, a National Art Gallery and a National Performing Arts Centre,” he announced.

Dr Wheatley said the designs will be completed in 2023 and that the institutions will play a vital role in educating and enriching the lives of VI’s resident population, as well as visitors, through the examination of the culture and heritage of the VI people.


According to Premier during the 2023 budget speech delivered on November 29, 2022, the RDA has therefore been tasked with designing the facilities.

More employment opportunities - Premier Wheatley 

The Premier also said the projects will create employment opportunities within the cultural sector, further diversifying the economy.

"Madam Speaker, 2023 will also see the return of a VI music festival to help bolster the tourism sector to the development of entertainment tourism,” he added, 

The Premier said the aim is for the tourism sector to provide more value, so the product can improve the experience of visitors while attracting new visitors.

Having announced that Prospect Reef will be redeveloped, Dr Wheatley said that development will include conference facilities that will help support the financial services industry as well as businesses.

“In 2023, we'll also see the development of the Football Association stadium at Greenland, which will create even greater opportunities for tourism,” he added.
Newsletter

Related Articles

Beautiful Virgin Islands
Close
0:00
0:00
Tennessee Bill Would Imprison People for 3 Years If They 'Lie' About Rape to Get an Abortion.
I have a dream, MLK inspiring speech
Charlie Munger, calls for a ban on cryptocurrencies in the US, following China's lead
Aretha Franklin, Marvis Staples - Oh Happy Day
EU found a way to use frozen Russian funds
BVI Freedom Song
First generation unopened iPhone set to fetch more than $50,000 at auction.
Billy Preston - You Can't Beat God Giving (Live)
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT - US Memphis Police murdering innocent Tyre Nichols
VIRGIN ISLANDS REGGAE CARIBBEAN RIDDIMZ
Almost 30% of professionals say they've tried ChatGPT at work
Oh Happy Day Edwin Hawkins - Anthony Brown w FBCG Combined Choir
Interpol seeks woman who ran elaborate exam cheating scam in Singapore
'Stand by Me' performed by Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir
What is ChatGPT?
National Anthem of the British Virgin Islands - Oh, Beautiful Virgin
Bill Gates is ‘very optimistic’ about the future: ‘Better to be born 20 years from now...than any time in the past’
Hello Dolly
Tesla reported record profits and record revenues for 2022
for KING & COUNTRY - Amen (Reborn) [feat. Lecrae & The WRLDFMS Tony Wi
Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre Photo Is Fake: Ghislaine Maxwell
Bob Marley - Get Up Stand Up
Opinion | Israel’s Supreme Court Claims a Veto on Democracy
Yes He Can
Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin Gets Married On His 93rd Birthday
What A Friend We Have In Jesus
Who’s Threatening Israeli Democracy?
Unforgettable
Federal Reserve Probes Goldman’s Consumer Business
Touch The Hem Of His Garment
China's first population drop in six decades
The Lord's Prayer
Microsoft is finalising plans to become the latest technology giant to reduce its workforce during a global economic slowdown
THE GOD MOVEMENT...BEAUTIFUL BVI
China's foreign ministry branch in Hong Kong urges British gov't to stop the biased and double standards Hong Kong report
Siyahamba
Tesla slashes prices globally by as much as 20 percent
Ray Charles And The Voices Of Jubilaton, Oh, Happy Day
1.4 Million Copies Of Prince Harry's Memoir 'Spare' Sold On 1st Day In UK
Ramblin' Rose
After Failing To Pay Office Rent, Twitter May Sell User Names
Protoje - Who Knows ft. Chronixx
Lisa Marie Presley, singer and daughter of Elvis, dies aged 54
Pressure - Virgin Islands Nice
FIFA president questioned by prosecutors
Phil Wickham - House Of The Lord
Britain's Sunak breaks silence and admits using private healthcare
My God Is Real (Yes, God Is Real)
Hype and backlash as Harry's memoir goes on sale. Unnamed royal source says prince 'kidnapped by cult of psychotherapy and Meghan'
The Lion King Circle of Life by LEBO M. — LIVE at the HAVASI Symphonic
Saudi Arabia set to overtake India as fastest-growing major economy this year 
Louis Armstrong - When The Saints Go Marching In
Google and Facebook’s dominance in digital ads challenged by rapid ascent of Amazon and TikTok
Kanye West Sunday Service - hallelujah, salvation, and glory
FTX fraud investigators are digging deeper into Sam Bankman-Fried's inner circle – and reportedly have ex-engineer Nishad Singh in their sights
Jonathan Nelson - I Believe (Island Medley
TikTok CEO Plans to Meet European Union Regulators
From The Virgin Islands Sqad Up
UK chaos: Hong Kong emigrants duped by false prospectus
Common, John Legend - Glory
France has banned the online sale of paracetamol until February, citing ongoing supply issues
Anthony Evans vs. Jesse Campbell - If I Ain't Got You
Japan reportedly to give families 1 million yen per child to move out of Tokyo
I have a dream, MLK inspiring speech
×