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JvD residents want better services following hurricanes

- Recovery Plan road show was held on Jost van Dyke last evening January 31, 2018
The National Democratic Party’s (NDP) road show on the recovery plan moved to the sister island of Jost van Dyke last evening, Wednesday January 31, 2018. In photo: Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL) addresses the small gathering. Photo: Team of Reporters
Some of the handful of persons that showed up for the Recovery and Development Plan consultation meeting on Jost van Dyke on January 31, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
Some of the handful of persons that showed up for the Recovery and Development Plan consultation meeting on Jost van Dyke on January 31, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) addressing members of the consultation meeting held on Jost van Dyke on January 31, 2018. Photo: GIS
Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) addressing members of the consultation meeting held on Jost van Dyke on January 31, 2018. Photo: GIS
GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- It was the sister island of Jost van Dyke’s turn last evening Wednesday January 31, 2018 for the National Democratic Party’s road show on the recovery plan.

Many critics have already dismissed the draft recovery plan as a ‘done deal’, or just another election gimmick while others have claimed the public consultation is only happening to satisfy the United Kingdom’s requirements for loan guarantees.

The ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) does not have a history of public input towards public policies.

Last evening at Little Habour on Jost van Dyke (JvD), the Hurricanes Recovery Plan Chairman Broderick Penn was absent; however, Kedrick E. Malone, his stand in, along with Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) gave their routine presentations.

JvD needs better health care & poor public rest room

Thus far, all the meetings on the recovery plans have attracted small crowds with the one on JvD having about 20 to 25 residents, some whom travelled with the delegation from the main island of Tortola.

The residents on JvD raised issues about the school and its relocation, health care and the need for a resident doctor, along with the public restrooms, which remain in a deplorable state while the Administration told the world we are open for business.

Like the other sister islands, JvD feels as if they are left behind, although their young and energetic District Representative Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2), who was at the meeting, continues to fight for their causes and needs.

Also at the meeting last evening were other senior civil servants from the recovery secretariat and Health and Social Development Minister Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) and Education and Culture Minister Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL).

The next meeting of the recovery plan consultations is scheduled for Monday February 5, 2018 at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School for District 5.

9 Responses to “JvD residents want better services following hurricanes”

  • All of us (01/02/2018, 16:58) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    Give us some shopping Vouchers for One Mart, and Bobbys spread the money around.. Help us all..
  • one eye (01/02/2018, 17:08) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    More talk road show in deed
  • ... (01/02/2018, 19:12) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    Done deal people don't waste your time
  • voter (01/02/2018, 20:07) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    More like them campaigning
  • The real Boo (01/02/2018, 20:20) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    lol no money for Glover Parks spin this go around. Questions but sadly no real answers
  • NezRez (01/02/2018, 22:57) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Wow! JVD is feeling towards Tortola like Tortola felt towards the Uk after the storms. Tortola is the Capital and has to look out for all of the sister islands too. There are people right here in Tortola who feel they are not part of the BVI too, so I can imagine how our sister islands feel. SMH
  • Born and raised tolian Law (02/02/2018, 09:23) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    They need to look at immigration so they can stop the bothering people and employees who are trying to rebuild.

    No tolian wants the jobs. Leave my island frie ds alone who wants the jobs and willing to get there hands dirty. Not like the truckers who say they only drive and still collect big money. Craziness in this place!!!!!!!!
  • too late (02/02/2018, 12:47) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Stop the tactics . its too late .. You gotta go !


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