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Eileene L. Parsons makes rallying call for roadside clean-up

Mrs. Parsons has made a rallying call for persons, especially in the 5th and 6th Districts, to come out in numbers to clean up the roadsides now that the tourist season is on.
Former Legislator Eileene L. Parsons (right) pictured here during the campaign launch of now 5th District representative Mrs. Delores Christopher. Also in picture are At Large candidates Archibald Christian (left) and Ronnie Skelton. Photo: VINO
Former Legislator Eileene L. Parsons (right) pictured here during the campaign launch of now 5th District representative Mrs. Delores Christopher. Also in picture are At Large candidates Archibald Christian (left) and Ronnie Skelton. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former legislator Eileene L. Parsons has made a rallying call for persons, especially in the 5th and 6th Districts, to come out in numbers to clean up the roadsides now that the tourist season is on.

Making her contribution to the NDP Radio programme on November 21, 2011, Mrs. Parsons gave a “shout out” to the youths of the Action Committee, who she said saw it fit to take their time to volunteer to clean the roadside leading into Brewers Bay and said persons particularly in the 5th and 6th Districts should follow suit. “I heard that there is a movement afoot, I think it is in the 6th District, to do the same thing and I would like to honestly ask the men in all the districts especially my District, the 5th, and my close neighbour the 6th, to let us get together and volunteer to clean up our roadside. Our roadsides are a disgrace. You can scarcely drive on some of them. The grass has grown up and as the hymn says, it covers everything.”

According to Mrs. Parsons, a regular caller to the radio programme and a staunch supporter of the National Democratic Party (NDP), there was need for members of the community to get together to clean up the roadsides and not depend on Government, who was not able to do it because of lack of finances. “There is no money to pay to get it done let us make it, as Brewer’s Bay did, an early Saturday morning get-together and get out there. Women provide the food and men come with their weed eaters and let us get our roadside clean up going down mountains, going down Fort Hill. We need all of the scenic Ridge Road, it is overgrown, it is a joke and there is no way that Government can do it because Government does not have the wherewithal...let us the people who use the road side...let us try Delores, Alvera, all of you get the men, encourage them.”

Mrs. Parsons even said she was going to assist in whatever way she could. “I will give whatever, a case of beer, some ice water some chicken wings, whatever, let us work now. Tourist season has begun let us work now to get the roadside in our districts cleaned up.”

5th District Representative Delores Christopher, who was one of the guests on the first edition of NDP Radio since the new Government was installed, assured that clean-up exercises would be done in the 3rd, 5th and 6thDistricts. “Many districts are joining in. We are making it a BVI pride thing.”

Mrs. Christopher was referring to the Territory-wide clean-up campaign that Government has planned and actually set in motion in Road Town yesterday November 22, 2011.

9 Responses to “Eileene L. Parsons makes rallying call for roadside clean-up ”

  • billy b (23/11/2011, 07:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    oh yes Eileen, we doing dis ting. NDP only in deh two and I proud!!!!!
  • Please (23/11/2011, 09:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The residents of Brewers Bay are already ahead in this clean up campaign. They did not wait for any politician to realize that their community needed a little cleaning. They are aleady out there DOING THIS THING! The other communities need to do the same.
  • Brad Boynes (23/11/2011, 10:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    people need to clean up thier own backyards, then clean up the neighbourhoods, not only when the tourist season open. we used to clean up our backyards before there were cruise ships. we had pride in our sourroundings, before the cruise ships and mega yachts, befire the uncontrolled influx of foreigners where "some" of them dont care about us but want to be among us bringing their Bad attitudes. We 'VI Peeps" need to cllean up after our collective selves Everyday not just for the tourist dollar which most of them dont spend.
    • Crank Shaft (23/11/2011, 10:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Stop your nonsense about foreignors! We are the ones that promote and allow the nonsense in this place! Look around and see who's responsible for bringing certain people here. The bottomline is, when we as locals start to have pride in our country, others will follow. The only way people can do nonsense is if we sit around and let them. Start enforcing laws and taking community initiatives seriously, SIMPLE!!
    • one foot (23/11/2011, 15:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      wa she don't get out of the wheel chair and clean too her big mouth self
  • goat mouth (23/11/2011, 15:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    tis lady did not remeber how dity the vip met the place in 2007??struppppps
    • piper (23/11/2011, 23:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      yu too lie... Shut up!!!! and stop lying!!!
      • Hmmmm (24/11/2011, 13:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Actually it true. But you can't blame either party. People need to have pride in where they live and how they want people to look at their country. We all responsible in the end.


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