The road to recovery: How the British Virgin Island’s tourism industry is reshaping the Caribbean

Devastation struck on September 6, 2017, when Hurricane Irma plowed through the British Virgin Islands. The most powerful Atlantic hurricane to ever strike land caused more damage than experts predicted and left most of the Caribbean islands to rebuild after it pummeled through.

The destruction effected entire structures, homes, agriculture and cell phone towers. And nearly a year later, most of the Caribbean is still working through the damage — but all hope isn’t lost. For parts of the Caribbean like the British Virgin Islands, the tragedy has encouraged the community to shift its focus to rebuilding its tourism and strengthening the economy.  

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