A modern centre for the performing arts is to be constructed in the British Virgin Islands.
Government will be the entity that will be undertaking this development.
Premier Andrew Fahie
made that announcement in the House of Assembly last week and said the development will be undertaken this year.
He said the theatre is to “assist with developing, preserving and promoting BVI’s heritage of dance, music, and all other forms of artistic expression”.
The leader of government business said the theatre will also help to foster “the growth of cultural tourism”.
This is one of several initiatives the Fahie
administration plans to roll out this year.
Other similar initiatives include upgrading basketball courts and other sporting and recreational facilities across the territory.
He said upgrades will also be done to the Multi-purpose Sports Complex on Tortola and the Virgin Gorda Sports Complex.
There are also plans to conduct repairs and remedial works at the Cane Garden Bay Community Centre and the East End/Long Look Community Centre.