Press Release

Ministry of Communications and Works
BVI Ports Authority Ltd
Release Date:
Sunday, 16 July 2023 - 8:26am

Minister of Communications and Works Honourable Kye Rymer has announced that the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park (CBRTPP) is already in the process of implementing significant security measures from 22 recommendations following the submission of the security audit report.

Honourable Rymer, minister responsible for ports, held a review meeting on 12th July with key stakeholders. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the recommendations provided in the report and collaborate on effective strategies to enhance security measures.

Minister Rymer stated that he is pleased to announce that out of the 22 recommendations presented in the security audit report, the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park was already in the process of implementing significant measures. Specifically, a new electronic gating system is being installed to enable the park to be adequately secured during closure periods. Furthermore, upgrades will be made to the existing CCTV system at the park to further enhance surveillance capabilities and increased security personnel within the park premises to enhance security presence and deter criminal activities.

Honourable Rymer added, “We appreciate the continued support and understanding of the community as we work together to enhance security at the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park.”

The review meeting brought together participants, including representatives from the British Virgin Islands Ports Authority (BVIPA), Tortola Pier Park Ltd (TPPL), and the Ministry of Communication and Works.

 The Ministry of Communications and Works, in close coordination with the BVIPA, TPPL, British Virgin Islands Tourist Board (BVITB), and Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), remain committed to prioritising the safety of all individuals within the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park. The implementation of these recommendations and additional security measures demonstrates the dedication to addressing the recent incident and ensuring a secure environment for park visitors.




Photo 1,2,3: Photos of the team on site at the CBRTPP

(Photo credit: TTPP) 


Paul Bridgewater

Information Officer I (Ag.)
Department of Information and Public Relations