What a crazy 12 months. This time last year the whole of the Turks and Caicos Islands and most of the Caribbean were reeling from hurricane Irma’s full impact. The aftershocks wrought by her path of destruction have been felt for months afterwards. In a small island nation like ours when there is there is so much construction and building and to be done, there simply are not enough hands on deck to do all the work much less materials.
With schools, churches, roofs and homes all needing urgent attention, businesses like ours fell way down the priority list and rightly so. Fortunately for us, we were able to work from our storage unit this season, relying on monumental patience from our office team; Tanya, Sherline, Kelo and Debbie to deal with a hot, sticky, cramped up space. No easy task but they did it with a smile and a wonderful sense of humour.
Mid-August finally saw our turn to start our renovation works. Better late than never. The good news is that we had a building to work and while the main office was almost written off, this building, the oldest in Leeward, built in 1972, withstood another hurricane. Construction skills back in the day really were excellent!
Mid way through September and we are nearly finished and ready for the new season. We can’t wait to get back in there with some space, a cool breeze and a little AC so we can welcome our guests back to the best view in Leewar
It’s been a long and bumpy road fraught with much frustration and difficulty. But all is well that ends well and in the grand scheme of things we doing just fine.
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