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JVD Action Committee repairs Great Harbour Dock

Before and after pics of the newly repaired dock at Great Harbour, JVD. Photo: VINO team of reporters
Men at work during the dock repair exercise at Great Harbour. Photo: VINO team of reporters
Men at work during the dock repair exercise at Great Harbour. Photo: VINO team of reporters
 Approximately 15 persons were involved in the joint efforts, including several contractors from JVD. Photo: VINO team of reporters
Approximately 15 persons were involved in the joint efforts, including several contractors from JVD. Photo: VINO team of reporters
Members of the committee cleaning the Little Harbour Bay area in Jost Van Dyke. Photo: VINO team of reporters
Members of the committee cleaning the Little Harbour Bay area in Jost Van Dyke. Photo: VINO team of reporters
Members of the committee cleaning the Little Harbour Bay area in Jost Van Dyke. Photo: VINO team of reporters
Members of the committee cleaning the Little Harbour Bay area in Jost Van Dyke. Photo: VINO team of reporters
GREAT HARBOUR, Jost Van Dyke, VI – The JVD Action Committee continues to show its worth through deeds and proactive engagements as were undertaken yesterday, April 6, 2013.

Chairman of the JVD Action Committee, Gregory A. Callwood disclosed that approaches were made to a representative of the BVI Ports Authority to explain that the group intended to make repairs to the main dock at Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke.

Callwood related that the representative told him that he (representative) needed to consult with other persons before any action could be taken.

Callwood later contacted a representative of the Customs Department who communicated with the representative of the Ports Authority and the two coordinated materials for the group.

The group was provided with wood and nails which they used to repair the badly damaged area of the dinghy dock.

Efforts to contact Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority, Mr Claude Skelton-Cline, for comments about his involvement in the repair project were not successful up to post time.

Members of the Action Committee also assisted with clean up efforts in Little Harbour, Jost Van Dyke. According to Callwood, approximately 15 persons were involved in the joint efforts, including several contractors from JVD.

Callwood also stated that the group plans to invite Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon. Ronnie W. Skelton to an upcoming meeting to discuss matters relating to the garbage situation on the island.

The JVD Action Committee previously conducted clean up exercises in White Bay, Batson Bay and Great Harbour among others. They also recently assisted teachers at the newly constructed section of the school in JVD to move desks and chairs to the new classrooms.

Residents of Jost Van Dyke met on March 17, 2013 to officially form the JVD Action Committee that has been charged with bringing back the island’s "glory of the past".

Through the group, it is hoped that youths can be empowered by the influence of heroes within the community such as Ivan and Joyce Chinnery, Philicianno "Foxy" Callwood OBE , Rudolph George and others.

11 Responses to “JVD Action Committee repairs Great Harbour Dock”

  • x factor (07/04/2013, 10:02) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    good job
  • persia (07/04/2013, 12:27) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    hope more organizations will follow the model of the JVD action committee and help dem selves
  • Self help, best help (07/04/2013, 17:52) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great job! This is an example of the BVI I grew up in, where people saw something that needed to be done and tried to help themselves. JVDAC, let us all hope that you have set a 'fashionable trend', especially for us here on the mainland. On another note, the many service clubs can also play a vital role in volunteering services for 'minor' improvements (such as that wharf repair) to our community. Many of the members in those clubs are professionals who might be able to dedicate a weekend or two monthly of personal time to similar worthy causes. Governmental assistance should not always be our first recourse for relief.
  • Nftu (08/04/2013, 06:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is what must be done in the absence of good government
  • This is great! (08/04/2013, 08:24) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I hope that the business of Cane Garden Bay take note. They are always complaining that the government needs to do this and that, so that they can all reap the benefits from the Tourism Industry, but they should take a page out of this committee's book and roll up their sleeves, come together and do things for themselves. They have all made millions (yes millions) and can't come together to help themselves. Shameless. Way to go JVD Action Committee. People that put country above self and get things done. Well done!
  • farmer brown (08/04/2013, 08:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    keep your good works up JVD action commitee...god speed
  • drake (08/04/2013, 10:42) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    How you going find claude? It aint had a cent in it to benefit he so that was the last thing on his agenda....JVD keep doing what you have to do regardless, don't wait on no minister or crooked officials. Its your dock its your home...biggups to you guys.


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