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District 5 seeing 'works' but lots more to be done – Hon Christopher

Fifth District Representative Hon. Delores Christopher told Virgin Islands News Online that her district is seeing infrastructural works but lots more need to be done. Photo: VINO/File
The Great Mountain Road was given priority for repair in the Fifth District, according to Hon. Delores Christopher. Photo: VINO/File
The Great Mountain Road was given priority for repair in the Fifth District, according to Hon. Delores Christopher. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Considering the many constraints being brought to bear on Government and the state of finances of the Territory, Representative of the Fifth District, Honourable Delores Christopher feels that the Government of the day is making progress in addressing a number of the infrastructural works in her district.

Hon Christopher told Virgin Islands News Online that from the weeks leading up to December 2012 a number of roads in her district were completed and some started. “There is always more to do, the district is kind of bigger than you would think and because of the mountainous terrain, especially if rain falls, there is always something demanding so we need a lot more surfacing to be done to enable people to get home in a comfortable manner.”

To highlight the most critical area/s was a challenge for the Honourable District Representative as she said there are quite a number of challenging areas. Hon. Christopher also said that it was very difficult to put a time factor as to when other works would be done because of inevitable and unavoidable setbacks that are likely to occur.

“For example take for instance the Great Mountain area, we are almost there right now, and that was one of the areas that I give a high priority we had to sort out the issue of land encroachment there in one or two areas and then the drainage we just couldn’t repave it. And I know people are going to be happy when it’s finished because a number of motorists use it.”

The Fifth District Representative noted that the traffic to that area is basically heavy especially as persons access the Enis Adams School that is in that area. “You couldn’t escape putting the drainage because it would have been a waste of resources. You put it there; the rain comes and takes it away.”

She said that section of the road has been closed recently to facilitate works. “So soon it’s going to be smooth there and I am so happy about that. But we have other areas that most definitely have to be addressed and the minister is cooperating with me and I am very happy about that too. There is a lot to be done and I am hoping that they can be addressed as soon as we can.”

Hon. Christopher noted that every diligent effort is being made to have the issues of the Fifth District addressed also as it relates to the sore problems of  efficient water supply being endured by resident and businesses alike. Health issues are also among the challenges being faced by the District and, according to the District Representative Hon Christopher, the challenges are not ones that are isolated but common to those being experienced throughout the Territory.

16 Responses to “District 5 seeing 'works' but lots more to be done – Hon Christopher”

  • Harris James (15/04/2013, 09:13) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sand Box road is also part of 5th district. the park needs cleaning-not because i cant vote in this country
  • rat tail (15/04/2013, 09:16) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    myron look out the lady campaging for your ministry
  • general (15/04/2013, 09:21) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    wade bouy she start early and using vino for the next elections
  • mall (15/04/2013, 10:14) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    she did more than juggie
    • Really (15/04/2013, 12:57) Like (1) Dislike (10) Reply
      I ain't see what more she did than him.......ndp, vip all of them are the same anyway.
    • wise-up (15/04/2013, 20:45) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply

      most jug...e did for 5-years is made sure the insurence man got is papers for BVI and took him to lunch each day..he will never be elected again

  • tola (15/04/2013, 10:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wade jus have 2b he self an the rest is history
  • Ghut (15/04/2013, 11:01) Like (2) Dislike (11) Reply
    Jugie from Anguilla he mark Lorna an the rest wha the big an up the Ghut take care off now they actin like they better than pepole
  • District 5 Voter (15/04/2013, 11:48) Like (2) Dislike (10) Reply

    Work is being done in the 5th District and MORE to be done - WELL, I HOPE THAT THE CONTRACTS ARE GIVEN OUT FAIR AND NOT ONLY TO A...F.... There are other contractors in the 5th District.

    • voter #5 (15/04/2013, 16:29) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Contracts are given to persons with trade license's, persons with good standing with Social Security and Inland Revenue. Check the records to see how many contracts A---F----had? compared to that greedy I....H.... and he is currently working on great mountain road, he was in Spooners doing a road also. Did you see A...F... in their. Get you facts straight. All kind of persons had contracts in the 5th district, who are not from the district. The contractors who did the entrance to Trunk Bay where were they from??? May be you should apply for a trade licenses and ask for a contract like every body else.

  • The ghuth (15/04/2013, 13:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Cll name who the big man up the ghuth is
  • parent (15/04/2013, 14:29) Like (3) Dislike (16) Reply
    Let this lady go her way, and leave us in peace in the 5th.
  • Unhappy in the 5th (15/04/2013, 18:48) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am unhappy - not because of the road works. Because of the cattle farmers who allow their animals to run loose. Honorable Christopher, I need you to look into this for me please. From Great Mountain to the Belle Vue Methodist Churc (and beyond) is plagued by these loose cows owned by a few farmers. Please look into this.
  • C member (15/04/2013, 19:31) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Look in 2 it ur self u ant vote 4 we u was with jugie

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