Trident Trust Company BVI Limited recently hosted a clean-up on the morning of April 20th, 2024. The area of focus was the shorelines of the Virgin Islands. The event witnessed a heartwarming display of community spirit as Trident, in collaboration with local schools and community members, organized a coastal cleanup initiative. What began as a call to action extended beyond expectations, with students and parents eagerly joining hands to restore the beauty of our coastal areas.

Approximately 60 students from various schools, notably St. George Primary, St. George’s Secondary, Francis Lettsome and the Elmore Stout High School participated, along with their parents.

Parents were not only supportive but thrilled by the initiative, recognizing its significance in instilling a sense of responsibility and environmental stewardship in their children. Some even expressed their eagerness for future clean-up events, demonstrating the community’s commitment to ongoing environmental efforts.

Honorable Luce Hodge Smith, 4th District representative, was present at the event further highlighting the importance of community engagement. Her contribution of light refreshments for the participants added a touch of appreciation for their hard work and dedication. The event was also supported by the Solid Waste Department, which provided essential supplies, including bags.

Volunteers split into teams and diligently worked from the Noel Lloyd Park to Queen Elizabeth Park. The fruits of their labor were evident as they collected an impressive 20 bags filled with debris, ranging from plastic chairs to tires, presenting the extent of environmental degradation.

The event not only served as a platform for community service but also underscored the power of collaboration and collective action in tackling environmental challenges. The students’ punctuality and enthusiasm reflected their genuine commitment to making a positive impact, earning admiration from all present.

In an official statement, Trident Trust Company stated, “Trident and its partners extend heartfelt gratitude to the entire community, including the participating schools, parents, and volunteers, for their unwavering support. Such initiatives not only foster a sense of belonging but also pave the way for future collaborations and partnerships aimed at enhancing the well-being of the Virgin Islands. As we reflect on the success of this coastal cleanup, we eagerly anticipate more opportunities to come together as a community, united in our mission to preserve and protect the natural beauty of our cherished islands. With continued dedication and collaboration, the future of our environment looks brighter than ever before.”