Press Release

Ministry of Communications and Works
Release Date:
Saturday, 7 October 2023 - 2:57pm

The Ministry of Communications and Works is continuing its clean-up and rehabilitation efforts of the road and ghut network through the Public Works Department (PWD).

Several initiatives have been launched to expedite recovery including a heavy equipment drive, road washing and rehabilitation of undermined roads.

Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Kye Rymer said, "It is of the utmost importance to the Ministry to restore the roadways following Tropical Storm Philippe. We have been on the ground clearing the main road arteries but now we are asking persons to report any road blockage, undermined roads and blocked ghuts in their areas to PWD.”

Director of Public Works, Mr. Jeremy Hodge added that reports should be sent to the Department's email at and should include pictures along with the location.

"This is a Territory-wide effort which means that residents on the sister islands should report issues so that we can ensure that all issues across the Territory are addressed," Mr. Hodge said.

In addition to these efforts, the Ministry has commenced road washing to clear roads of sediment and mud as well as a Heavy Equipment Registration drive to enlist efforts from the private sector.

Mr. Hodge said that the purpose of the drive is to update the Department's database which will aid in executing clean-up efforts expeditiously.

"Therefore, persons with heavy equipment are being asked to email the department at with their name, contact details and heavy equipment specifications so that our database remains up to date," the Director said.

As works continue to clean roads and clear ghuts, the Ministry thanks the staff of PWD and the community for their efforts thus far.

The Ministry of Communications and Works through the Public Works Department is committed to delivering a safe, practical, efficient, and environmentally sound infrastructure.


Nekita Turnbull

Ag. Deputy Chief Information Officer
Department of Information & Public Relations 
Telephone: 468-2730