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Fort Duvernette to be renovated


The St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) National Trust has contracted Sea Operations (SVG) Limited to carry out the required works under the Fort Duvernette Rehabilitation Project.{{more}}

The project is funded by the Embassy of Finland in Caracas.

The project was announced at a Press Conference held on June 23, 2010, at which time Chairperson of SVG National Trust Louise Mitchell Joseph signed the project agreement with Ambassador of Finland Pasi Patokallio and Project Director Johanna Kivimaki.

Fort Duvernette was conveyed to the SVG National Trust in 1971. It is a cultural heritage site with a unique ecosystem, as it is a roosting site for Frigate and Tropicbirds and many other birds. The islet is also rich in flora and fauna such as lizards, iguanas, and butterflies.

Work on the site will commence in early October 2010 and is anticipated to be completed by the end of December 2010. Upon completion, Fort Duvernette stands to add to the heritage tourism product of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.