Press Release

Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Health & Social Development
Release Date:
Wednesday, 10 November 2021 - 1:48pm

Fresh Water Pond, West End Tortola resident, Mr. Franklyn Smith received the keys to a newly built home on behalf of Troy Smith and the Smith Family as the Housing Recovery Assistance Programme continues to assist families in need.

The keys were presented by Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone, Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie, along with acting Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Health and Social Development Ms. Tasha Bertie, Deputy Secretary Mr. Greg Massicote, Project Manager Mr. Marquese Maduro and the Contractor of D E Property Development on November 9. The home project began in May and was completed in October .

Honourable Health Minister Malone stated, “It is pleasing that the Ministry of Health has stuck to their guns and have worked tirelessly with whatever resources that they were given to get our people back into homes. We would like to thank the Ministry’s Housing Recovery Assistance Unit for their steadfast work. We would like to thank the Premier for allocating the funds… to make sure that through this process homes will be built, until everyone is home.”

Honourable Premier Fahie added, “It is a joy to help people in need and even with this upcoming budget we have quite a few millions allocated to help many more people to get homes who lost their homes during Irma and Maria and even during some of these trying economic times of COVID-19.”

Meanwhile, Mr. Franklyn Smith expressed gratitude on behalf of his family to receive the keys to their new family home.

The Housing Recovery Assistance Programme is designed to help homeowners rebuild in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria in accordance with the provisions of the Virgin Islands Housing Recovery Policy and Hurricane Irma Recovery Plan.

Caption 1 of 1: Pictured are Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone, First District Representative and Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie, along with acting Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Health and Social Development Ms. Tasha Bertie, Deputy Secretary Mr. Greg Massicote, Project Manager Mr. Marquese Maduro and the Contractor of D E Property Development on November 9.

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Adrianna J. Soverall

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BVI Finance
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