Press Release

Department of Waste Management
Release Date:
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - 1:21pm

Department of Waste Management has received a garbage truck from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to assist with its waste collection.

The keys to the 2018 International 7600 SBA garbage compactor were handed over to Manager, Mr. Greg Massicote following a donation this week.

Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton said the equipment is well needed and that the Government is grateful for the continued support provided by PAHO.

PAHO Consultant, Mr. Ronnie Lettsome said it has been a pleasure in providing the truck to meet the Territory’s needs in controlling waste.

The Pan American Health Organisation is an international public health agency which works to improve health and living standards of the people of the Americas.

Since the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, PAHO has contributed an estimated $1.3 million (USD) contribution to support health response in the Virgin Islands.

The Ministry of Health and Social Development aspires to provide a caring and integrated system of health and social services that facilitates the recovery of human development and quality of life in the British Virgin Islands.

Photo Attached:

Pictured from left to right, Importers Amorrell Newton and Terrance Gumbs; PAHO Consultant, Ronnie Lettsome; Minister for Health and Social Development, Ronnie W. Skelton; Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Health and Social Development, Petrona Davies; and Manager of the Department of Waste Management, Greg Massicote for the handover of the garbage compactor donated by PAHO. (Photo Credit: Ronnielle Frazer/GIS)

Video Credit: Adrianna J. Soverall

Author

Adrianna J. Soverall

Ag. Public Health Communications Specialist
Ministry of Health and Social Development
Telephone: 468-3701 ext. 852 7742
Email:    asoverall@gov.vg