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CGB residents unite to clean-up community

- Community group plans monthly clean-up of 2nd district
A group of residents in Cane Garden Bay commenced their second clean up and beautification of their community this morning January 28, 2012 in the vicinity of Bobby's Supermarket. Photo: VINO
Officers from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) joined the clean up efforts in the community.
Officers from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) joined the clean up efforts in the community.
Resident Denise Clyne said she is pleased to be part of the initiative to improve the image of her community.
Resident Denise Clyne said she is pleased to be part of the initiative to improve the image of her community.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Despite some early showers that dampened the earth, it did not affect the spirits of a jubilant group of Cane Garden Bay residents from commencing their second beautification and clean-up exercise in the community as part of a district-wide project.

This morning Saturday January 28, 2012, a handful of residents gathered in the vicinity of Bobby’s Supermarket and began the cleaning of the area around the two public garbage bins where a new fence is being built around the bins and painted.

They were also picking up trash from along the road side in the vicinity of the Ivan Dawson Primary School and the park where the tourists’ concentration is huge.

Two officers from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) who are attached to the Cane Garden Bay Police Station also joined in the clean- up efforts and were seen busy cutting bushes and clearing.

The project is spearheaded by the newly form 2nd District United Development Council (UDC) which aims to unite the community and bring back a revitalised image of the tourism oriented community.

Speaking to Virgin Islands News Online, equipped with rake and gloves in hand, President of UDC Chauncy Cline said the clean up is part of the group’s effort to improve the quality of life of residents and to also enhance the appearance for the thousands of tourists who visit the district.

“We are just committed to getting the work done, government can only do so much and we want to say today we are declaring today that we are doing our part and welcome the community to come out and support our efforts,” she said.

She explained that today’s efforts was also to work along with businesses to keep their particular store front and beach front clean since tourists traverse the area every week.

“A clean community is a healthy community. This is a dedicated monthly event. The district clean up is held every fourth Saturday with the next one slated for Jost Van Dyke.”

Mrs. Cline thanked all those who turned out to support the event and also called on other residents to come out and support future clean ups. It is also her hope that once others see what the group is doing they will be be inclined to get involved.

She also thanked Paint Factory for donating paints and Clarence Thomas for their discounted materials.

Officer Avril, who was part of the clean-up efforts, said his job in the community is just not to protect but to also assist in community projects. “We are working in Cane Garden Bay, it is our district and we need to make sure that we assist in cleaning the district and take part in all the activities in the community to not only make it safe but also cleaning and other ventures.”

Resident Denise Clyne said she grew up in Cane Garden Bay and had moved away for many years but since her return, she noticed the bay is not how it used to be. “This effort is really my opportunity to help restore and bring back the beauty that I remember Cane Garden Bay to be. And if the community don’t take an active part to restore it then who will?”

Meanwhile, other communities have also started their clean-up projects, with the commencement of efforts in Road Town and the 5th and 6th districts.

15 Responses to “CGB residents unite to clean-up community ”

  • ooooo (28/01/2012, 10:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    where's claude line now?
  • voice (28/01/2012, 10:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    tis just politicks...Mrs. Cline tis dey wife of the man who ran against J. Alvin. We no fool fool see how dem got clude in hiding & using he wife up front...dem tink we eat we school fees deman
    • Mack69 (28/01/2012, 15:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Is it possible for some of us to focus on the positive for a change & leave the politics behind? here is a group of people working to keep their community clean and you see nothing but politics.
    • Jigga (28/01/2012, 16:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      By the take on your grammar it's obvious you never went past Stage 1. Claude in hiding you say? The man was big and broad at the Triple Crown horse races you neenee.
    • Small voice (28/01/2012, 16:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      This effort is much bigger than Claude and Alvin. Small minds think alike. Keep watching the movement, it is bigger than your small mind can imagine.
  • Jigga (28/01/2012, 11:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Nice real nice!
  • sun shine (28/01/2012, 13:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    good work to the group we need one in every district!
  • cane carden bay boy (28/01/2012, 23:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    deed clean up tings tis good for dey community but the issues tis the motive tis all political so it kills and undermine the efforts.
  • CGB Resident (29/01/2012, 12:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Give credit where credit is due Mrs Cline my hats off to you and your committee good job, if that is a political move then so be it , I think that is a good thing for CGB . We need more people like you to help build our community , please keep up the good work. Also thanks for all those who support this adventure.
  • who next (29/01/2012, 23:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    ok everybody wants their one min in from of the camera so this group had there..NEXT!!!

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