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1 year later EE/LL still without Clinic, Fire station

-One of many reasons Dr Pickering must go—Hipolito D. Penn
Another of the woes affecting those living in the District rests with the fact a vital part of the infrastructure in the community—the fire station—remains closed. Photo: Team of Reporters
The facility is now being over-run by vegetation as a result of the neglect. Photo: Team of Reporters
The facility is now being over-run by vegetation as a result of the neglect. Photo: Team of Reporters
The Community Centre that was badly damaged after the hurricanes have also not seen any repairs undertaken to date. Photo: Team of Reporters
The Community Centre that was badly damaged after the hurricanes have also not seen any repairs undertaken to date. Photo: Team of Reporters
Mr Hipolito D. Penn, believes the current District Representative, Deputy Premier, Dr Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), cannot be allowed to continue to represent the jurisdiction when residents take to the polls at the upcoming General Elections. Photo: VINO/File
Mr Hipolito D. Penn, believes the current District Representative, Deputy Premier, Dr Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), cannot be allowed to continue to represent the jurisdiction when residents take to the polls at the upcoming General Elections. Photo: VINO/File
Mr Hipolito D. Penn confirmed his bid in an exclusive interview with this publication saying the decision is primarily rooted in the fact that the representation provided for the past 20-years by Dr Pickering, has in fact led to a disenfranchisement of the people residing in the District. Photo: VINO/File
Mr Hipolito D. Penn confirmed his bid in an exclusive interview with this publication saying the decision is primarily rooted in the fact that the representation provided for the past 20-years by Dr Pickering, has in fact led to a disenfranchisement of the people residing in the District. Photo: VINO/File
1 year later EE/LL still without a working Clinic since the facility remains shuttered. Photo: Team of Reporters
1 year later EE/LL still without a working Clinic since the facility remains shuttered. Photo: Team of Reporters
EAST END, Tortola, VI – With the Territory days away from observing the one-year anniversary of the catastrophe, caused by Hurricane Irma, residents of the East End, Long Look (EE/LL) Community on Tortola, continue to bemoan the lack of access to health care services and a working fire station.

These are among the reasons political aspirant, Mr Hipolito D. Penn, believes the current District Representative, Deputy Premier, Dr Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), cannot be allowed to continue to represent the jurisdiction when residents take to the polls at the upcoming General Elections.

Mr Penn in a recent interview with Virgin Islands News Online lamented that “the clinic in Long Look remains closed up to today, just days away from the one year anniversary of Hurricane Irma.”

He reminded that this obtains in the District, despite the fact the District Representative, “is a doctor of medicine.”

According to Mr Penn, "there are many seniors and other citizens of our community who depends on the clinic for health services as it is a central location in Long Look, it is just in walking distance and with ease of accessibility."

Disenfranchisement

Mr Penn told this publication another of the woes affecting those living in the District rests with the fact a vital part of the infrastructure in the community—the fire station—remains closed.

The facility is now being over-run by vegetation as a result of the neglect.

He said too, the Community Centre that was badly damaged after the hurricanes have also not seen any repairs undertaken to date.

“This is another failure of the current Representative of the 7th District,” Mr Penn insists.

Mr Penn confirmed his bid to contest the 2019 General Elections, in an exclusive interview with this publication saying, the decision is primarily rooted in the fact that the representation provided for the past 20-years by Dr Pickering, has in fact led to a disenfranchisement of the people residing in the District

The 50-year-old political activist told this publication Dr Pickering has failed to address the needs of the people of the District across industries, including fishing, tourism and farming, in addition to the neglect seen in the provision of social services such as health care.

9 Responses to “1 year later EE/LL still without Clinic, Fire station ”

  • wow (30/08/2018, 10:15) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    Crying shame!
  • Born with golden spoon (30/08/2018, 10:52) Like (12) Dislike (19) Reply
    I'm sure the clinic across from Alphonso's gas station is in operation and can treat patients until the one at Long Look is reopened. Some people just want to be bottle fed and pampered
  • jokers (30/08/2018, 11:05) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    NOT ONLY LONG LOOK MY BOY ,HE NEGLECTED THE INTIRE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS THEY DONT DESERVE A CHANCE IN THE BACK BENCH NOR IN HELL




  • wow (30/08/2018, 12:04) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    Wasn't it this same Hippo dude the one bashing the people who were giving out free food to the children in East after the hurricane...SMH he had the world to say about the people doing a good deed but did he offer any help ?? Nope! Just blew out some hot air
  • WOWW (30/08/2018, 12:42) Like (11) Dislike (6) Reply
    Who y’all want win 7th district

    Hipilito penn win thumbs up

    Or

    Kedrick Pickering win thumbs down
  • 1st District (30/08/2018, 13:20) Like (5) Dislike (6) Reply
    NO POLICE STATION
    NO CUSTOMS
    NO IMMIGRATION
    NO CLINIC
    NO SCHOOL
    NO FIRE STATION
    • What a pity!!! (30/08/2018, 14:36) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      NADA!!!

      JUST AN ETERNAL COAL PIT KILLING US AND OUR PRECIOUS CHILDREN. I am ashamed BC I help to get them there so I deserve some licks. Baaaah baaaaah
  • E. Leonard (30/08/2018, 17:35) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    In a few days, on 06 Sep, the territory would be observing the first anniversary of Hurricane Irma unleashing its fury on the BVI. The monster storm decimated the territory, damaging personal residences, government facilities, schools, fire stations, businesses, infrastructure, medical facilities.........etc. The current working estimate of the damages is $3.6B. Typically, a governmental entity should maintain 3-4 months of operational expenses on average in an unreserved fund for addressing emergencies. Normally, the funding priority during an emergency is protecting life, property.........etc. It seems as if funding availability has slowed the resiliency effort. Nevertheless, an urgent/priority effort is needed to reconstruct damaged police stations, fire stations, medical facilities, schools, tourist facilities, port facilities, infrastructure among other things.

    True, rapid recovery, resiliency, reprogramming, replanning.......etc is needed. Nonetheless, it (BVI) should not do things as it did in the past, expecting a different result. In the past, it does not seem as if the BVI was operating from a national development plan. It needs a blue print, a national development plan going forward. It needs to be proactive.
  • liberal (31/08/2018, 12:09) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    He was a strong backer for Pickering but it looks like the tide has turned..


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