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Fmr. 4th District Rep. “saddened” by lack of landscaping effort in RT

The landscaping at Fish Lock Road, across from the High Court, seems to have been abandoned since Dr. Vincent Scatliffe lost his 4th District seat to the incumbent Hon. Mark Vanterpool, the Minister for Communications and Works, at the November 2011 election. Photo: VINO
Former Fourth District representative on the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) ticket, Dr. Vincent Scatliffe, has expressed disappointment that there seems to be a lack of effort towards landscaping in Road Town, a project he had started and placed much emphasis while an elected representative. Photo: VINO/File
Former Fourth District representative on the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) ticket, Dr. Vincent Scatliffe, has expressed disappointment that there seems to be a lack of effort towards landscaping in Road Town, a project he had started and placed much emphasis while an elected representative. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former Fourth District representative on the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) ticket, Dr. Vincent Scatliffe, has expressed disappointment that there seems to be a lack of effort towards landscaping in Road Town, a project he had started and placed much emphasis on while in office.

Dr. Scatliffe was also making reference to the landscaping at Fish Lock Road, across from the High Court, which seems to have been abandoned since he lost his 4th District seat to the incumbent Hon. Mark Vanterpool, the Minister for Communications and Works, at the November 2011 election.

The then Fourth District representative had at one time told Virgin Islands News Online that it was costly to acquire the plants and maintain it but he had pursued the project, nevertheless, because  the public had called for the beautification of Road Town and the landscaping was part of the effort to achieve that.

The entire beautification project for Road Town, Dr. Scatliffe had pointed out then, was in the vicinity of 40 thousand dollars and this had amounted to so much because of theft and vandalism of plants.

“The whole thing has been abandoned. I am very saddened by it that all that resources and effort went into addressing the beautification of the District and elections came and you know what happened and there was no continuation of the programme,” Dr. Scatliffe lamented in an invited comment.

Dr. Scatliffe also did not want to speculate whether it was a political and deliberate effort to abandon the project. “All I can say is that I am no longer there so am no longer behind the efforts so I heard that they now have a City Manager so I don’t know if that would be an interest if the new City Manager…I am very saddened by it but that is how the dice rolls…”

Efforts to contact the City Manager, Janice Braithwaite-Edwards, were unsuccessful up to press time.

18 Responses to “Fmr. 4th District Rep. “saddened” by lack of landscaping effort in RT”

  • open (07/11/2012, 10:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mark jut trying to spite Dr. do little
  • last min (07/11/2012, 11:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    o please u did that as a last min thing to get votes , thats all u did in the 4 years so stfu
  • ooooo (07/11/2012, 11:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    action man purposely left all those expensive flowers to die....those by the treasure isle stop light dead...those by gretel's building completely gone and those by the court house half dead...what a shame
  • ReXFeral (07/11/2012, 11:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    There are a lot of hungry Bvislanders in the VI. Do not forget thos people. They voted too. Scatliffe please ck urself. You didnt plant one fruit tree. Hmmm
    • Well Sah (07/11/2012, 12:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Why de people dem haven't been planting their own fruit trees if they are so hungry?????
  • up town (07/11/2012, 11:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    like anyone studying Vincent & yuh garden
  • Well Sah (07/11/2012, 12:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mr. Scatliffe instead of complaining about the lack of maintenance of the landscape, it's your civic duty and love of country to volunteer your time to maintain the landscaping? What wrong with do that????? That's the problem, we are always pointing the finger instead of taking the lead. strupes man
    • LB (07/11/2012, 13:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I was about to say the same thing. He is from town, but is he trying to say that he could only help beautify when he is in power? He is a well off man...he could buy sod and soil and physically go a few hours every weekend to help maintain the spots.

      I for one would have a lot more respect for him and might actually give him a chance if he runs for next election.

      But to sit back and whine, without doing anything himself to fix the issue, only makes me reject him even more.

      Right now Mark is letting me down too but if I had to choose again, I would choose him over Vincent. Vincent got to show me more effort!
      • zzzzzzzzzzzz (07/11/2012, 16:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        I'm truly relieved that someone is finally able to stop this man. I wonder what it took?...maybe we have to remind him he was the looser
        • she say he say (07/11/2012, 23:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          Vincent is correct, but the upkeep and sanitation needs to be reviewed. A great opportunity to create a beatification programme for the town...
  • out (07/11/2012, 17:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Would a Man who Loves his district do something like that???? not long before we get Mark out
  • well meh boy (07/11/2012, 17:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    He don't got nothin betta to do.... he never do nothing so in he tenure so why he harrassin people for! If you want to change then be that change
  • on the block (07/11/2012, 17:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good Dr. Scaliffe you have Emulate the Statesman Road Town misses you as a very articulate and intelligent person.
  • under the bus (07/11/2012, 22:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    did not like you much when you were in Dr. Scatliffe but on this i agree 100 % the city need to look better as its not only about concrete and parking lots!


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