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Calming device just needed to be completed – Hon. Fraser

The device is expected to be removed. Photo: VINO
Hon. Fraser said the device could work, and the protect is incomplete.
Hon. Fraser said the device could work, and the protect is incomplete.
Hon. Fraser stated that the project is incomplete.
Hon. Fraser stated that the project is incomplete.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The calming device at Beef Island, which is expected to be removed, "just needs to be completed by placing proper road markings, signs, and the Traffic Lanes around it reconstructed for proper maneuverability", stated former Communications and Works Minister Hon. Julian Fraser RA.

Hon. Fraser, who had the device erected at the request of the National Security Council, and the Police to curb speeding along the Beef Island road following the death of Trey Erickson in 2011, told Virgin Islands News Online that the device is “a job that is incomplete” hence the complaints from residents.

“It was placed there to prevent speeding; all that needs to be done is to have the traffic lanes around it reconstructed, and place proper markings and signs,” Hon. Fraser opined. “Removing it is just going to be a waste of resources that this Government claims it does not have.”

The device’s removal came to light when Minister for Communications and Works, Hon. Mark Vanterpool had informed this news agency that the former acting director of Public Works Department (PWD) Dr. Drexel Glasgow will be responsible for rectifying the problem. Hon. Vanterpool is toying with the idea of placing a speed bump.

However, Hon. Fraser believes that the calming device slows a speeding vehicle while at the same time avoiding the unnecessary inconveniencing of normal driving by having to “stop and go up and down” a speed bump.

And while the removal of the device “is neither here nor there” to Hon. Fraser. He explained to this news agency that when PWD had built the device it infringed upon the lanes and made them narrower.

“So nothing was done to reconstruct the one time I was told they ran out of asphalt for the lanes and when they did get it, nothing was done,” the former Minister disclosed. “You see if the Minister doesn’t get involved in everything, all he hears is excuses.”

When asked why it was not completed under his watch, Hon. Fraser, who is also the Third District Representative, revealed that instructions were issued, and assurances were received that the works would have been carried out, and besides, it came at a time when he was otherwise preoccupied. Constructed began last August.

19 Responses to “Calming device just needed to be completed – Hon. Fraser”

  • Stupid (14/03/2012, 07:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It does not reduce speeding. There is no need to even brake going round it. It just gives the boy racers a nice little challenge in the middle of the race.
  • hope hill (14/03/2012, 07:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    So what does marlon thinks? He is the district rep? Where is he? Is mark and frazer running his district? Yaawn
    • air head (14/03/2012, 09:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Maybe he has no thoughts just like alvera has none about the purcell guth!
      • loveann (14/03/2012, 09:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Leave Alvera out of this. Stick to the topic you fool.
      • Watching on.. (14/03/2012, 09:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Shhh... I want to see how long it goin take before Marlon actually open he mouth. He goin come on here read a post and say..u kno wa..i goin give a lil statement. These man softtt
        • @ Watching on (15/03/2012, 08:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          You all always coming on here talking Pi$$. Marlon spoke about this issue since back in December. He should say something now because Fraser said something!? Who is Fraser! Hon. Marlon Penn has done more in the 8th District in 4 months than the former representative was able to do in 4 years. We had a talker 4 years ago, we now have someone who gets the job done and delivers the goods. So stay there with your hating. While you all hate, the 8th District will continue to progressv with Hon. Marlon Penn at the helm so get use to it.
    • wow (14/03/2012, 10:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      When the then Minister decided to put this down, was the then representative for the 8th consulted? When Omar of the 6th district decided to mess up the ghut and put the project under his ministry instead of Communications and Works then Frazer was caring or only studying his Great wall. What is your point? some projects belong to certain ministries and therefore let the ministries deal with such.
      • Common Sense (15/03/2012, 11:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Wow, if only you use your common sense you won't have to ask if the former representative for the 8th District was consulted. I'm sure you see the story said that the Minister was reacting to a request from the National Security Council, and the Police, you should know that the former Representative for the 8th was a Member of the National Security Council, so of course she knew. And besides, who do you think picked the contractor. Use your common sense.
        • Hmmm (19/03/2012, 07:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          Perhaps the person didn't know that, which goes to say that they continue to make comments without knowing all the facts. The story will continue until 2015
  • Random (14/03/2012, 11:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It looks like a huge Vajaja
  • LOL (14/03/2012, 12:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Completed? remind me, how much did we pay for this little ugly thing in the first place?
  • booooooo (14/03/2012, 17:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    why when Frazer waz there he never finish it??? he let Drexel run rings around he....see Mark had balls to move he backside
    • Yep! (14/03/2012, 19:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Need moving long time. not ready at all.
      • Crooked People (14/03/2012, 22:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        And this is the same Drexel who Mark said he is having come up with a solution for him. Funny, when he was the very one who did it in the first place. These are people who has no pride in their work.
  • remove (15/03/2012, 23:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    just remove the damm god ugly ting

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