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Programme: Transferal of Sandy Cay

Posted on May 14, 2008

The following images are from the programme for the transfer of Sandy Cay from the estate of Laurance S. Rockefeller to the BVI National Parks Trust, held May 1st, 2008, in the Joseph Reynold O’Neal Botanical Gardens, Road Town, Tortola.

Front Cover of Sandy Cay Transfer Programme

Here is the program showing the detailed activities of the Transferal Ceremony, many of which were photographed and can be seen on our FLICKR site.

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Detailed Programme at O’Neal Botanic Gardens

The list of 13 major products of the eight years of assistance supported by Laurance Rockefeller, as defined by the BVI National Parks Trust.

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List of 8-Year Accomplishment of Sandy Cay Project

The back page of the programme, listing many of the major contributors to the Sandy Cay projects.

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Back Cover list of major project partners.

There were many moving tributes and recollections in the course of the transfer ceremony. Highlights included Premier Ralph T. O’Neal’s recollections of the early days of Mr. Rockefeller’s involvement in the BVI, including the fact that Mr. O’Neal worked for the firm that did the survey for the purchase of Sandy Cay from the Smith Brothers. And then there was the deligtful playlet presented by the Jost Van Dyke Elementary School students, and their singing of “Oh, Sandy Cay,” an original song written by the teacher, to the tune of O Tannenbaum.

One response to “Programme: Transferal of Sandy Cay”

  1. bpotter says:

    Brilliant Blog, Bruce

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