Buccament Bay Resort: Investing in St Vincentís future

Buccament Bay Resort is committed to creating a lasting, profound and positive legacy in its beautiful Caribbean home of St Vincent. Aside from creating hundreds of jobs and promoting personal and career development, the resort is also involved in a number of initiatives and events; most recently, the Buccament Bay Resort Community Partnership Programme was launched, which will further develop the resort’s links with local communities.

The resort now also takes part in Pack for a Purpose - a non-profit organisation that provides easy instructions on how travellers can bring school, medical and other supplies to the communities they visit.

Pack for a Purpose

Please find below a summary of some of the other recent initiatives and events that Buccament Bay Resort has taken part in.

 
Liverpool FC International Soccer Academy:
  • Children from local schools and football associations regularly use the resort’s Liverpool FC International Football Academy Soccer School facilities for coaching.

  • In May 2012, members of the Liverpool Football Club Under-18 squad and staff delighted schoolchildren in St Vincent when they visited four schools as part of a Harlequin Hotels & Resort-sponsored tour of the country. Around 80 children also joined the players at a schoolís local field for coaching and fun mini games.

  • The main event of the aforementioned tour was a free football match between the young LFC stars and the SVG Under-20s national team at St Vincentís Arnos Vale Ground.

  • Former West Ham Utd FC and Charlton Athletic FC manager Alan Curbishley generously provided training to the St Vincent & The Grenadines national team at the resortís facilities. This took place in summer 2012, when Alan visited Buccament Bay Resort to provide master class coaching to guests.
Pat Cash Tennis Club:
  • The Pat Cash Tennis Club regularly coaches local children.

  • In July 2012, Pat Cash Tennis Club head coach James Droy hosted a local grassroots tennis initiative at the resort.
Buccament Bay Resort Cricket Academy:
  • The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and Harlequin signed a deal in February 2012 that sees children from 10 schools in St Vincent & The Grenadines receive free cricket coaching.

  • WICB-accredited coaches provide the training, and all necessary equipment and kit is supplied by Harlequin Hotels & Resorts. A highlight of the programme is a new annual Youth Cricket Tournament, hosted by Harlequin in St Vincent.
Buccament Bay Resort Rugby Camp:
  • In August 2012, England rugby legend Lewis Moody visited Buccament Bay Resort to host its first ever Rugby Academy; however, during his time there, he also very kindly agreed to coach the St Vincent & The Grenadines Menís and Womenís national teams on resort for free.
Harlequin Performing Arts Academy::
  • In February 2013, a group of Buccament Bay Secondary School students successfully completed a musical training programme provided by the school and the resortís Harlequin Performing Arts Academy.

  • Kansley and McCarthy also generously provided entertainment alongside singers from Buccament Bay Secondary School at the Lions Club Christmas Luncheon for the visually impaired.
Employment and Opportunities:
  • Buccament Bay Resort provides work experience training placements to a number of educational institutions in St Vincent.

  • In 2011, in spite of the resort having just opened, eight students attended the programme and two were employed as a result.

  • Such is the strength of the companyís relationship with the SVG Community College that they have invited the resortís Training Manager to help create the syllabus and content for a Spa Course due to be launched in 2013.

  • Buccament Bay Resort has created 300+ jobs, and staff are trained regularly and thoroughly in order to promote career development and personal achievement.
General:
  • During the 2012 carnival season, the resort proudly sponsored the St Vincent & The Grenadines Broadcasting Corporationís ďDonít Drink & DriveĒ campaign.

  • Buccament Bay Resort has worked extensively with the nearby Buccament Bay Secondary School. Such work includes:

    • Sponsoring the schoolís graduation awards.
    • In January 2013, Buccament Bay Resort commissioned Calvert Jones of McAllister Designs, a local artist and graphic designer, to paint full wall murals in celebration of St Vincent & The Grenadinesí national treasures.
    • At the same time, the resort also created and partially stocked a new student library
    • Additionally, tables and seating were provided for the student lunch area.