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Anegada hit by water & fuel shortages

- residents claim they not hearing from the Ninth District Representative Dr The Hon Hubert O’Neal
The sister island of Anegada is reportedly hit with water and fuel shortage. Photo: VINO/File
Anegada residents want to hear from their Ninth District Representative Dr The Hon Hubert O'Neal as they suffer water and fuel shortage. Photo: VINO/File
Anegada residents want to hear from their Ninth District Representative Dr The Hon Hubert O'Neal as they suffer water and fuel shortage. Photo: VINO/File
The Settlement in Anegada. Residents there a frustrated with the shortage of water on the island. Photo: VINO/File
The Settlement in Anegada. Residents there a frustrated with the shortage of water on the island. Photo: VINO/File
THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI – Without a reservoir, heavy rainfall or otherwise storage of water, residents of the sister island of Anegada say that they are in deep water woes as the government supply system is said to be down.

This news site made several efforts to reach personnel at the Water and Sewerage Department on the sister island and the head office on Tortola to no avail. However, according to a source close to the Anegada operations, who cannot be named, the system has serious mechanical and technical problems that are not likely to be rectified before three days.

Several residents, who brought the issue to this news site’s attention, also said they were told that the problem would take at least three days to be sorted out, “Imagine that, three days and some people depend only on the public water system, what about our tourism products, the hotels, the restaurants? Everyone suffering because of this right now,” said one resident.

“The thing is also as usual they treat us like step children. We all check water and sewerage Facebook page (yesterday) to see if they had any notice up and nothing there about our problem. You see things about Tortola, you see notices for Virgin Gorda what about Anegada?….. Not a single word. We mean nothing to this government,” said another.

Fuel shortage

Residents also complained that they are constantly faced with a problem of shortage of fuel. “Right now we also out of fuel at the gas station and we don’t know when we will be getting. This happens frequently right now and the owners (Faulkners) seem over their heads on this issue, no water, no fuel. Anegada shut down for the next couple of days,” said one businessman.

Several persons, especially taxi operators, said that the shortage of fuel takes a serious adverse effect on their business as in some cases they are forced to reduce their fleet.

“We cannot, just cannot operate as normal when there is no fuel on the island. For instance, I have four taxi buses, my partner has some motor cycles as we have the businesses but we just can’t give the service because there is no fuel,” said a businessman who added, “Where is our government, where is [Dr The Hon Hubert] O’Neal (District Representative)? Where are these people who made big promises to us during campaign period when they wanted us to vote for them? Where are they now?”

Efforts to reach Hon O’Neal for a response were unsuccessful.

7 Responses to “Anegada hit by water & fuel shortages”

  • just asking... (13/07/2016, 09:45) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Whatelse is new?
  • Voter Too (13/07/2016, 09:52) Like (11) Dislike (22) Reply
    good for you all tek death under the NDP
  • Hmmm (13/07/2016, 11:16) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    When he going to come every week when it's time for voting.
  • Serpico (13/07/2016, 12:20) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    they voted for Bertiee where is he today?
  • Miserable people (13/07/2016, 12:51) Like (10) Dislike (5) Reply
    Big deal. So there is a problem at the water plant. I swear people never happy. How often do we get a problem at the water plant? If they can fix it in 3 days what's the fussing for? VG been having issues how long? And as far as fuel, yes that's a problem but we are responsible not the government. We expect to do as we please and then blame government when it falls apart.
  • VG-1 (13/07/2016, 19:41) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The 9th District is not being represented. you have to go to the at large members to get most things done around here.


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