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BVITB’s RT office still closed after 3 months

BVITB’s RT office still closed after 3 months

There’s still no word on when the BVI Tourist Board’s (BVITB) Road Town office will reopen, three months after the doors were closed due to mould infestation.
About 20 staff members were officially ushered out of the office on January 24 after the mould reportedly made some people sick. The staff have been working remotely since then.

At that time, members of the public were told to collect cheques, certificates, and other documents at the Tourist Board’s Waterfront location at the Road Town Ferry Terminal.

During a press conference last week, a member of the press asked Premier Natalio Wheatley for an update on the office. However, the Premier said he would have to get back to them with the details as he did not have that information on hand.

There’s also no word on whether the mould is being dealt with and whether the government will pay the bill. However, when the news was first reported, members of the public used social media platforms to share their view that the cost to rid the office of mould should be covered by the owners of the building.

The BVITB is responsible for marketing the BVI’s tourism product and finding new ways to ensure the industry remains relevant. But some members of the public have expressed the view that they don’t see the need for 20 staff at the location.
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