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JVD residents protest deplorable Immigration booth condition

- say no warning given or signs erected for stalled construction
Residents of Jost Van Dyke have expressed complaints about the current deplorable state of the information waiting booth that adjoins the Immigration section at Great Harbour. Photo: Team of Reporters
According to Lucien E. Callwood aka Claudius, the seating arrangement that was left to accommodate visitors to the island waiting to embark on ferries at the booth has been knocked down for over three weeks now with no explanation or signs erected to advise passengers of what is going on. Photo: Team of Reporters
According to Lucien E. Callwood aka Claudius, the seating arrangement that was left to accommodate visitors to the island waiting to embark on ferries at the booth has been knocked down for over three weeks now with no explanation or signs erected to advise passengers of what is going on. Photo: Team of Reporters
GREAT HARBOUR, Jost Van Dyke, VI – Residents of Jost Van Dyke have expressed complaints about the current deplorable state of the information waiting booth that adjoins the Immigration section at Great Harbour.

According to Lucien E. Callwood aka Claudius, the seating arrangement that was left to accommodate visitors to the island at a booth near the local Customs office has been knocked down for over three weeks now with no explanation or signs erected to advise passengers of what is going on.

He described it as a very inconvenient situation to have persons standing around with only a shed left in place to cover them from the elements when they would usually be able to lounge in the area otherwise. “I think they should have put up a sign to say the place would be under renovations or something like that,” he said.

Callwood further expressed that persons who have been given the contract should have dismantled the seating once they were ready to do renovation works and had all materials in place instead of the current unpleasant arrangement that exists.

“They just went and they knocked it down and there’s cement about there… there’s wood. It’s a big time inconvenience for people there… you can’t sit down, they knocked out all the seats [that were there]… the place is in a mess,” he related.

Callwood said residents have been unable to speak with the persons responsible for the construction adding that it has also been a source of frustration for persons who have been accustomed to frequenting the area. “The people don’t know anything that is happening, and they see them just come sledging and mashing it up,” Callwood expressed.

Efforts to contact Chief Immigration Officer Dennis Jennings proved unsuccessful up to post time.

9 Responses to “JVD residents protest deplorable Immigration booth condition”

  • De Man (21/08/2013, 16:53) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    seems like another well planned tourist board promotion.....
  • question (21/08/2013, 17:25) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    can the NDP get anything right?
    • the rock (22/08/2013, 04:29) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      fool, the second district has a representative what about pointing a finger towards him..it;s always ndp this and ndp that!
    • BuzzBvi (22/08/2013, 11:12) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      They got VIP out of Government and saved the BVI.
      But not getting much else right since.
      The sad thing is it is still better than VIP in power.
  • new maketing firm (21/08/2013, 17:43) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    here is a cheap way of advertising JVD to the world
  • NDP voter (21/08/2013, 20:01) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    gosh that site is low class and embarassing
  • international tourist board (23/08/2013, 00:58) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    looks like US president was there, let out a big one to let people know what he thinks.
  • quality control (26/08/2013, 00:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    looks like one of those tourists mixed a goat cheese sandwich with a triple painkiller and then proceeded
    to light a cuban cigar. Or maybe one of those foreign investor jokers is testing a new design for a phone
    booth powered by natural gas....?


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