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Gov't halts CGB Sea Defense Project amidst controversy

It was a story first reported by our news centre on February 6, 2019, whereby many residents and environmentalists had raised concerns about a Sea Defense Project under construction in the Cane Garden Bay area adjacent to the beach. Photo: Team of Reporters
The cost of the project is unknown, however, one of two contractors told our newsroom that he had signed a contract with the Ministry of Finance to build a wall to stop the ground sea from damaging the road. Photo: Team of Reporters
The cost of the project is unknown, however, one of two contractors told our newsroom that he had signed a contract with the Ministry of Finance to build a wall to stop the ground sea from damaging the road. Photo: Team of Reporters
CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI - It was a story first reported by our news centre on February 6, 2019, whereby many residents and environmentalists had raised concerns about a Sea Defense Project under construction in the Cane Garden Bay area adjacent to the beach.

The cost of the project is unknown, however, one of two contractors told our newsroom that he had signed a contract with the Ministry of Finance to build a wall to stop the ground sea from damaging the road.

However, today Friday, February 8, 2019, in a public bulletin, Government spokeswomen, Bria A. Smith said, “The Government of the Virgin Islands is advising the public that the Cane Garden Bay Sea Defense Project has been temporarily suspended.”

Stop all works

According to the notice, “The decision has been made in an effort to assess the scope of the project to facilitate the construction of a sea defense barrier along a section of the Cane Garden Bay coastal road.”

In our Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) story of February 6, 2019, we reported that both the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour and the Town and Country Planning Department could not confirm that the project was approved by their agencies.

See link to story posted February, 6, 2019

10 Responses to “Gov't halts CGB Sea Defense Project amidst controversy ”

  • MAKE THE SWITCH (08/02/2019, 18:22) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    Poltics just to give his uncle a cheque
  • wize up (08/02/2019, 19:18) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    who vex vex: certain projects require specialize equipment and equipment is something some service provides do not have: it is about time the people is given value for money: the days of paying for mediocre jobs needs to come to an end: big money passing for substandard work
  • road dog (08/02/2019, 19:21) Like (30) Dislike (2) Reply
    It seems like the right hand does not know what the left hand is doing. This is emblematic of the NDP for the last 8 years.
  • chad (08/02/2019, 19:46) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    Who please aint what you want transparency now you getting it you all still complaining. Lord help us
    • wize up (09/02/2019, 09:52) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ WOW: the people should not have to beg for transparency: transparency have to be the norm of government business
  • God is watching? (08/02/2019, 20:26) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    You right. God is watching all that stuff out there in the water. Only a matter of time!!!
  • Cape crusader (08/02/2019, 20:53) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Maybe Batman could come and save the project lol
    • Eagle (09/02/2019, 20:26) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Batman sure did save the project...this here shows the power of the people is indeed greater than the people in power. Batman realized the damage it would do to the fragile ecosystem and did something about it....Now that's transparency and accountability. everything does not have to be about getting votes but what's best for the community and bvi as a whole. Now that is true leadership
  • Foo King Ijits (10/02/2019, 09:20) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Some come to Cane Monday and Tuesday for some world class gridlock and listen to the horn honking swearing taximen. Road is down to barely one lane and traffic going to come to a standstill. Either finish the job or have contractor restore site to original condition. Roadway collapse is quite possible with the open trenches filling with seawater.
    • Total gridlock mon (11/02/2019, 14:13) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Sunday taxis all down one side of road reducing it to one or no lanes!


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