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Gov't building sidewalk for sheep & cows– Mr McLloyd Walters

-Says NDP Gov't not prioritising spending; Georgie Hill road project an example
The National Democratic Party (NDP) government is once again on the receiving end of blows from residents of the Virgin Islands, this time for monies spent on projects deemed not a priority. Photo: VINO
Mr McLloyd Walters has pointed to the construction of the Georgie Hill Road in Greenland as an example where Government has spent money carelessly. He noted that it is further going to waste money by building a sidewalk, which he said will be only for sheep and cows as the road is hardly used by especially school children. Photo: VINO
Mr McLloyd Walters has pointed to the construction of the Georgie Hill Road in Greenland as an example where Government has spent money carelessly. He noted that it is further going to waste money by building a sidewalk, which he said will be only for sheep and cows as the road is hardly used by especially school children. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The National Democratic Party (NDP) government is once again on the receiving end of blows from residents of the Virgin Islands, this time for monies spent on projects deemed not a priority.

The most recent observation came from Mr McLloyd Walters, one citizen who has chosen to demonstrate his democratic right to freedom of speech without fear or favour. He was at the time a guest on The Vigilate Dialogue with Shaina M. Smith’ last Thursday December 12, 2013 on CBN Channel 51.

Among the many failures to set priorities right, Mr Walters pointed to the construction of the Georgie Hill Road in Greenland. “In that particular area, that particular stretch, there aren’t any houses. There isn’t any activity or anything on that road.” He added that government has expended a lot of money on the road, “…much more than they needed to spend and now they are actually putting a sidewalk on to that road,” he highlighted.

Mr Walters questioned the reasoning behind the construction of the sidewalk along the road as opposed to one being constructed where the need is graver. “..but we in the community, the children in the community don’t have a sidewalk to walk on between Willard Wheatley School and say Long Swamp along the main highway,” he pointed out.

He opined that the present sidewalk being constructed is more likely to be of benefit to the sheep and cows to use while the children of the community continues to be at risk of traffic.

Quoting a famous writer, Walter noted the action of the government’s manner of spending as carelessness. “We must have no carelessness in our dealing with public property or the expenditure of public money… and I think that is a lot of carelessness, I think that is too much carelessness….we need to prioritise.”

According to Mr Walters, in matters of such, citizens need to show more concern. Walters’ concern was supported by the host of the show Ms Smith who said that it is the role of the citizenry to highlight things of priority to the government whose job it is to have the wishes of the people granted.

“The priority should come from the people, we determine that these are the things that are important to us and we communicate that to our representatives then these are the things we should be seeing in terms of decisions being made and where money is spent and put forward that is beneficial to majority,” Ms Smith stated.

According to Walters, the government is not taking into enough consideration things of interest of the greater community.

18 Responses to “Gov't building sidewalk for sheep & cows– Mr McLloyd Walters”

  • foot (16/12/2013, 10:08) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    time ayo get some balls to call the ndp out on the crap they doing for two long years
    • mvw (16/12/2013, 16:26) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Jump high jump low NDP not going anywhere unless the VIP come good so you all better wheel and come again
  • rattie (16/12/2013, 10:31) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    You mean the campaign start already?
  • Eh? (16/12/2013, 11:22) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    That same road got him up in arms because he was the initial engineer on it. Sour grapes? Boss go sit down, nobody is buying what you're selling. All of a sudden you all care about country. Please!
  • qc (16/12/2013, 11:25) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
    I agree with Mr. Walters
  • Virgin Son (16/12/2013, 12:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Three cheers for mclloyd walters who takes the Bill of Rights and free speech seriously.

  • Queen Mary (16/12/2013, 13:15) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
    What else can I say this morning about the state of the bvi under the NDP
    • my vote (16/12/2013, 21:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Maybe someday we'll have a revolution--because if a vote doesn't change things, we're heading toward nasty.
  • fast track (16/12/2013, 13:28) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    Thank you Mr. Walters and others like you that understand the extremely important role that you play in our society.
    • Bold (18/12/2013, 04:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      What role is that? To be a talking jackass. Please, Walters go and sit down. You already collected your piece of that same pie but because it did not go according to your plans you now want to make noise. Try put your thumb in your mouth and suck it.
  • Jonese (16/12/2013, 13:52) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply

    When he was getting the contract to do the road he did not know that nobody live in that area, so with all the houses and people who utilized that road for years bad or good. How can Mr. Walters call them nobody. My people who travels to lambert be honest with your self and tell me who lives at georgie hill dogs and cats. Mclloyd go sit down.

  • 8 district (16/12/2013, 16:02) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope he will not be a dead like his dad
  • Calling it like it is (16/12/2013, 17:35) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I agree with Mr. Walters. We needed the road, but the side walk should have been constructed for our kids to walk on so that they don't be getting splashed with dirt , mud, etc. In this day and age our roads should already have sidewalks. We are putting things where things are not needed. I love my kids better than I love shhep and cows.
  • McLloyd Walters (16/12/2013, 18:00) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    My Dear People,
    Do not shoot the messenger ! If this government would see to it that a sidewalk is built for the children to walk on, if this government would build sidewalks along the streets from East End to Fat Hogs Bay, if this government would build a drain to channel the water coming off Nottingham Estate so that it does not flow over the road destroying it in the process, then I would have nothing but praise. Until then, we must bring to their attention where they need to improve. I do not object to the sidewalk, what I object to is the fact that there is a sidewalk on that road but NONE on the roads that THE MAJORITY of residents walk on !
  • bc (16/12/2013, 23:07) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Tell me when the cows and goats are walking on the side walks
  • wise-up (17/12/2013, 06:40) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    “our” BVI will never get any better because “we” continue to beat-up on each other; while we fussing over petty stuff “others” come in to the BVI and making “great-lives” for themselves(look around and see who running things in BVI now!!!)….the BV Islander need to take a far better interest in the BVI that what is being done now….an election is come in 2015 let us take that opportunity to put the BVI back on track: I say no more party politics; lets vote for “individuals” that will get the job done….the future of this BVI greatly depends on what “we” do at the poles come 2015 !!!!!!


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