The Office of the Deputy Governor has received a vehicle from the United Kingdom Government to carry out Government services.
His Excellency the Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert presented the keys to a 2018 Ford F-150 XL pick-up truck to Sister Islands Programme Coordinator Mr. Vincent Wheatley at a brief hand-over on June 11.
Governor Jaspert said he was delighted to make the presentation on behalf of the Government of the United Kingdom.
“As part of our recovery, a priority for me as Governor is to make sure that the Sister Islands are an absolutely critical part of our recovery and in our disaster preparedness. The Public Service on Virgin Gorda is a key part of our Public Service across the Territory,” he said.
Mr. Wheatley thanked the Governor for the donation and confirmed it will be transported to Virgin Gorda for use in Government business in that community.
“This vehicle will greatly improve the efficiency of the district office in carrying out its functions,” Wheatley said. He added that a regular maintenance programme will be put in place to ensure that it remains in good working condition.
The United Kingdom continues to support the Virgin Islands during the Territory’s recovery process.
Photograph Caption - Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert presents Sister Island Programme Coordinator Mr. Vincent Wheatley with a brand new 2018 F150 XL pickup truck for use on Virgin Gorda. The truck is a gift from the United Kingdom. (Photo Credit: GIS/Mr. Ronnielle Frazer)
Audio Clip – His Excellency the Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert and Sister Islands Programme Coordinator Mr. Vincent Wheatley