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Gov’t blamed for flood damages in Josiah’s Bay

- said government did not 'fix' the early problems in Josiah’s Bay
September 5th, 2017 | Tags: Josiah's Bay flood development destruction damages
The back water pond and sea at Josiah's Bay, on the main island of Tortola, are separated by a small strip sand. Photo: VINO
Josiah's Bay beach on Tortola, Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO
Josiah's Bay beach on Tortola, Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO
The evidence of erosion at Josiah's Bay beach. Photo: VINO
The evidence of erosion at Josiah's Bay beach. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A disgruntled caller to the 3D Show on Friday September 1, 2017 expressed frustration with government for not correcting the long standing issue in Josiah’s Bay where the bay was damaged a few years back by flooding.

This was expressed on the weekly programme 3D Show, on ZBVI 780 AM on Friday September 1, 2017 hosted by Doug Wheatley.

The caller pointed out that due to the recent flood on August 7-8, 2017, there is no sand at the bay, so when the swells come in there is no sand to stop the water from coming inland.

“It is very, very serious. I will have to climb the hill if it starts to flood because staying down there, you will have no chance. Also the boulders that come down, where are they coming from? It’s really, really bad and the thing about it is that what happen to Josiah’s Bay didn’t have to happen,” said the caller.

The displeased caller suggested that the government of the day is responsible for what is happening to Josiah’s Bay because they are allowing persons to come and build without proper land evaluations.

The distraught caller said, “They haven’t done anything. They haven’t corrected anything. As far as I’m concerned, whatever is happening is the government that is allowing it to happen.”

The caller continued, “The big house what they build, they allow the people to stop the water from going the regular channel. If the water coming from the hill, it’s going to go into the pond and filter and come out at the back of the trees and go into the sea. They allow the people that build that house there to block it and finish over on the road and this is why we have that problem and they would not move the rocks. Why are they keeping the rocks there? All they need to do is move those rocks and let the water flow her custom way.”

‘They are put there for a purpose’- caller

The angry caller expressed that the persons that are placed in government are there for a reason, adding that they are there to “see that things go right” for the people of the territory:

“They are put there to see that things go right and because you are in favour of somebody you are going to let them destroy the whole country. No man that ain’t good. If we don’t wake up as a people. These politicians, they get into position and they think that they are God, they have all the power and nobody can tell them nothing.”

5 Responses to “Gov’t blamed for flood damages in Josiah’s Bay”

  • hm (05/09/2017, 08:16) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    You can't tell me you couldn't have seen that coming when that yellow house was built. They completely ignored any kind of environmental safeguards and wrecked the area before there was any flood or storm to make it worse.

    They should be fined or made to make good the damage.
    • .... (06/09/2017, 00:15) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Exactly, everyone advised them against blocking the entrance to the pond, but they would not listen. This is the result of their folly.
  • one eye (05/09/2017, 09:08) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    This government does not care about we the people!
  • Windy (05/09/2017, 16:19) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    We needed that ship
  • Hot Java (11/09/2017, 20:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Can anyone tell me the damage done by hurricane Erma to Tortola? My husband and I have visited and fell in love with your island.

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