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Booth owners ordered to remove materials from Festival Grounds

- as Territory expected to be hit by strong hurricane
September 5th, 2017 | Tags: Festival ground clean up Trefor A. Grant debris
Cleaning up of the festival grounds yesterday, September 4, 2017 in preparation for Hurricane Irma. Photo: VINO
More scenes from the cleaning up of the festival grounds yesterday, September 4, 2017 in preparation for Hurricane Irma. Photo: VINO
More scenes from the cleaning up of the festival grounds yesterday, September 4, 2017 in preparation for Hurricane Irma. Photo: VINO
Cleaning up of the festival grounds yesterday, September 4, 2017 in preparation for Hurricane Irma. Photo: VINO
Cleaning up of the festival grounds yesterday, September 4, 2017 in preparation for Hurricane Irma. Photo: VINO
Ply woods and other materials being removed from the festival grounds in preparation for the hurricane. Photo: VINO
Ply woods and other materials being removed from the festival grounds in preparation for the hurricane. Photo: VINO
More scenes from the cleaning up of the festival grounds. Photo: VINO
More scenes from the cleaning up of the festival grounds. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In preparation for hurricane Irma, Ministry of Education and Culture warned booth owners to remove all erected booths, dismantle structures and materials from the Festival Grounds in Road Town yesterday, September 4, 2017.

However, the booth owners did not treat this matter with urgency and as a result, a cleanup crew was seen yesterday, September 4, 2017 gathering ply woods and other materials to be taken to a dump site.

This measure was taken that in the event of hurricane Irma hitting the Virgin Islands no debris would be caught in the high winds and become projectiles.

Up to this morning, pieces of wood and other debris were still on the ground.

Chairman of the Virgin Islands Festival Committee, Mr Trefor A. Grant was also seen on site.

Irma has been projected to hit the territory as a possible category 5 hurricane.

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