Premier and Minister for Finance, Dr. the Hon. D. Orlando Smith mentioned that the works to renovate Little Dix Bay is proceeding well, and that the facility will be reopened as planned.
Little Dix Bay closed its doors last year April to commence major upgrades, and in the process left a number of Virgin Gordians jobless.
While speaking to the media during a press conference on March 8, Premier Smith explained that he was updated on the renovation and optimistic about the reopening: “Little Dix closed because they wanted to renovate the hotel to bring it up to highest standards, and that work is going one. The little information that I have is that the work is going on according to schedule and on time,” Hon. Smith told reporters.
In making the closure announcement last year Premier Smith disclosed that on Thursday 14 January, 2016 he was informed by senior managers of Little Dix Bay that on May 1, 2016 the hotel will begin a complete resort renovation, marking the most extensive renovation and beautification project in its more than 52-year history.
Hon. Smith said that he is saddened to learn that in order to ensure that the renovation is undertaken with greatest efficiency and to the highest possible standards, the hotel will have to be closed for approximately 18 months.
“I am heavily burdened by the impact of the closure on its staffers, their families, businesses and the entire Virgin Gorda community. As a matter of fact my entire Government deeply regrets and empathizes with you. My Government and I remain committed to your economic and social well-being and will support you in every possible way,” Hon. Smith declared.
- Source: BVIHotpress.com