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Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022

Gov’t exchange lands to separate BFEC Primary & Secondary divisions

Gov’t exchange lands to separate BFEC Primary & Secondary divisions

The Government of the Virgin Islands has successfully negotiated to make lands available for the separation of the Bregado Flax Educational Centre primary and secondary division.

This is according to a government release which stated that Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honorable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) stated that following the approval by the Cabinet of the Virgin Islands, a decision was made to exchange lands belonging to landowner Christina Yates to allow for the construction of a new school.

As such, Ms Yates will receive lands at the Leverick’s Bay area owned by the Government with the Minister stating that there was a need for the separation of the primary and secondary schools for more than thirty years.

“It is hoped that once lands are successfully transferred, construction of the new school will be underway soon,” the Minister said.

Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honorable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) stated that following the approval by the Cabinet of the Virgin Islands, a decision was made to exchange lands belonging to landowner Christina Yates to allow for the construction of a new school.


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“This is a notable development which advances the separation of the Bregado Flax primary and secondary schools, which will ultimately facilitate more effective learning for students in the primary and secondary division.”

Commenting on the exchange, Landowner Ms Yates said she was delighted to be able to assist with the improvement of education in the Virgin Gorda community and being able to develop the tourism product in the North Sound area.

“I am happy that the Bregado Flax Educational Centre will have lands necessary to further cater to the needs of the youth in the community. I am also equally pleased that I can now develop the tourism product for the North Sound community. Sam Leonard and I set out on this journey years ago, and it is fulfilling to be able to see our dreams come to fruition.”

The parcel in the land exchange is owned by the Crown in the Leverick Bay area and measures 1 acre. The parcel of land owned by Christina Yates, is land at Black Witch Hole which measures 2.8 acres with the lands involved in the exchange are said to be of comparable value.

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