STATEMENT BY THE HONOURABLE MARLON A. PENN
MINISTER FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
EIGHTH SITTING OF THE FOURTH SESSION OF THE FOURTH HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY
OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS
TUESDAY, 15TH NOVEMBER 2022
ROADSIDE CUTTING AND CLEANING BY THE DEPARTMENT OF WASTE MANAGEMENT
Madam Speaker I am pleased to inform this Honourable House that the Department of Waste Management has resumed clearing roadside overgrowth and removing litter along the main roads on Tortola.
This round of roadside cleanup started on 12 October 2022 at Fort Hill and continued into the Hope Hill area, then into Manchester and East End in the vicinity of the Police Station. The cutting crew then moved into the area of the Queen Elizabeth Bridge in an effort to ensure that road signs erected in the area were visible to drivers and pedestrians. From 31 October to 10 November, brush removal and cleanup services were carried out in the area of Soldiers Hill into Cane Garden Bay.
Beginning on 14 November the cutting crew started working along the main roads in the Myers, Windy Hill, Chalwell, and Ballast Bay areas.
Madam Speaker, this information has been disseminated to the community by way of public notices issued through the Government Information Service. I encourage everyone to stay tuned for further announcements as sanitation crews progress to other areas of the Territory.
Madam Speaker I encouraging the motoring public and pedestrians to remain alert and exercise caution in these areas. I appeal to motorists to be on the lookout for road signs erected in areas where workers are active, at which point they should honk their horns to alert roadside crews of their approach.
In closing, I wish to commend the staff of the Department of Waste Management for their continued hard work and dedication towards making our Territory, cleaner, safer, and healthier.
Thank you, Madam Speaker.