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Finally! Bathroom facilities @ Top of the Baths opened

Bathroom facilities at Top of the Baths finally open to the public in Valley, Virgin Gorda. Photo: VINO
A glimpse of sections of the interior of the bathroom and toilet facilities now completed at Top of the Baths, Virgin Gorda. Photo: Provided
A glimpse of sections of the interior of the bathroom and toilet facilities now completed at Top of the Baths, Virgin Gorda. Photo: Provided
Another view of the interior of the bathroom and toilet facilities now completed at Top of the Baths, Virgin Gorda. Photo: Provided
Another view of the interior of the bathroom and toilet facilities now completed at Top of the Baths, Virgin Gorda. Photo: Provided
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – After the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government administration started the construction of toilet facilities for patrons to the Baths on Virgin Gorda, the project has finally reached completion stages approximately some three years later.

When this news site visited the location recently it was a pleasant sight to have seen the building housing the bathroom, face and toilet facility well painted and looking beautiful from the outside. One thing was a bit worrying was the fact that palm and other plants that were obviously placed in its surroundings were withered.

“They dragging their feet on doing the final touches, we don’t know when last anyone even come around to put some water on those plans to tell you, see how they drying up,” shouted a taxi driver who had observed us taking photos.

Upon follow up investigations yesterday August 13, 2014 this news site was able to confirm that the facilities were finally opened to the public on Sunday August 10, 2014. “They are now opened,” a concerned person who frequents the area on a daily basis said.

And he noted that there has not any formal ceremony to mark the opening. Persons welcomed the opportunity to finally use a bathroom facility in that location in much comfort.

“They ain’t do no ceremony for the politicians to give fancy speeches, at least not yet, you see this is a thing VIP started so it wouldn’t surprise me that this National Democratic Party (NDP) government, who had no choice but to complete it, would even ensure that National Park Trust do a lil prayer ceremony to bless the place,” said the resident.

Another who has been constantly expressing concerns about the need to have the facility in place as the porta-potties that were placed there to substitute were not adequate and had began to be problematic, said, “They are now constructing a concrete pathway from the bathroom to the parking lot for easier access especially for physically challenged.”

The resident observed that foot paths are also being constructed for other purposes, “So that persons don’t wash their sandy feet in the sink to clog them up. This had happened in the past,” said the resident.

She challenged the National Park Trust to produce the cleaning and maintenance plan for the building. “They (National Park Trust) have hired a cleaning service for a month only and I am not aware what the plans are for after this,” she said.

This news site has learnt that the porta-potties have since been returned to BVI Ports Authorities from where they were borrowed.

17 Responses to “Finally! Bathroom facilities @ Top of the Baths opened”

  • ooooo (14/08/2014, 08:49) Like (16) Dislike (19) Reply
    the ndp allowed all the flowers that vincent planted around roadtown to die the same way...it was a willfull act and i know for a fact that they purposely delayed that toilet to make ralph look bad....but we will flush um down the same toilet on election day
    • Yeah! (14/08/2014, 16:46) Like (14) Dislike (6) Reply
      Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh to Vincent for planting flowers around Road Town!

      The ONLY thing he did in 4 years! SMH
    • oooooo noooo (15/08/2014, 15:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Is that the best they could have done for VG in four years? I don't mean to play politics here but both the VIP and the NDP needs to take the people of VG more seriously.
  • weed (14/08/2014, 09:15) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good news
  • good to go (14/08/2014, 09:20) Like (33) Dislike (8) Reply
    Why the hell we have to have an opening speech for everything? Blessing toilets, boring political speeches??!! Use the darn bathrooms in peace and ensure that they are kept clean. End of story! Stop being so simplistic in this place.
  • Hmmm (14/08/2014, 09:31) Like (25) Dislike (12) Reply
    Another NDP success story, and it just doesn't stop.
    • @ hmmm (14/08/2014, 10:27) Like (7) Dislike (14) Reply
      another VIP project they trying to take credit for but we will still vote NDP out all the way
    • Windy (14/08/2014, 11:09) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
      3 years to build and you call it a success story ? Hate to see what the finale cost is. London save us from ourselves
  • rattie (14/08/2014, 10:27) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    finally its done!!!
  • Just saying (14/08/2014, 10:59) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    It would be informative to know the truse cost and who will maintain the rest room
  • NDP largo (14/08/2014, 12:42) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    The bath room was fully paid for under the VIP an was not complete an no one was jailed pooooooor VIP thanks NDP
  • >.< (14/08/2014, 16:07) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why we need a opening ceremony for a BATHROOM? Really? So I guess if they go plant some trees we going need a ceremony for that too? Lawdy..
    • @ v.v (15/08/2014, 08:20) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      We need it so ndp can read another paid written speech that is why!
  • VG 1 (15/08/2014, 07:50) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    This was a government project.I am sure they had a ground breaking ceremony, so why not have an opening ceremony too? after spending so much on these little restrooms we should give thanks to God that we even got them. I don't think that our admin building took that long. I notice that once it's anything to benefit this country , it's always dragged out for so long, but any thing for the foreign investors always move very quickly. The Baths is one of the most visited places in the B.V.I y tourist and locals and you think those restroom shouldn't have been there years ago?


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