In the wake of Irma & Maria, both record-breaking category-five hurricanes, there has been much devastation. Our already weak infrastructure will take months to rebuild and many of the large hotels (our main employers for both skilled and unskilled labor) suffered structural damage and are forecasting a minimum of six months to a year before reopening. Many people are left without a home and without a means of putting food on the table.
The outpouring of support from the private sector has been the saving grace of many VI residents, but eventually the donations will diminish and the only way we as an island will carry on is to identify sectors of our economy with great potential for a quick rebuild and ensure that we are employing as many residents in the efforts and longterm growth.
The beautiful blue waters of the VI remain warm and clear. The white sand beaches were not blown away. The palm trees are still in place and beginning to turn green again.
Please check out our mission statement and make a donation to help us get our marine industry back to work.