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Newly refurbished WE basketball court vandalised!

One of the damaged backboards at the West End Basketball Court. Photo: VINO
The rim for this backboard at the West End Basketball Court was removed. Photo: VINO
The rim for this backboard at the West End Basketball Court was removed. Photo: VINO
The West End Basketball Court was recently refurbished. Photo: VINO
The West End Basketball Court was recently refurbished. Photo: VINO
WEST END, Tortola, VI- In a shocking disclosure, Premier and Minister of Finance and Representative for the First District, Hon Andrew A. Fahie said the recently refurbished basketball court in West End was vandalised.

The facility had been damaged by the hurricanes of 2017 and was recently restored with a freshly painted court, new backboards, rims and nets and a bleacher.

"This was important because our young peole have alot of energy to burn and we must put in place these positive things that will keep them occupied and energised," Hon Fahie said during his First District Report on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at a packed Cappoons Bay Recreation Grounds.

"I must say; however, I am extremely, I am very disappointed that since we have refurbished the court in West End someone had idle time and instead of properly utilising the basketball court, they destroyed the two glass backboards and rims.

"My people that is not who we are and that is not what we do. We build communities, we don't destroy them."

Hon Fahie then pleaded with persons to discourage such behaviour.

'Don't kill dreams'

"If anyone knows who has done such a thing talk to them and tell them that the monies used to put these things in place is their own tax money and we must treat things with respect. Do not destroy for you are not spiting Andrew Alturo Fahie, rather you are killing the dreams of many people in this community who want to go to college, who want to go to the olympics, who want to go to the NBA or the WNBA.

"Don't kill their dreams. Help to make their dreams a reality."

Hon Fahie also encouraged persons engaging in such vandalism to emancipate themselves from their destructive mental slavery.

"This is not who we are as a people. We are an educated people."

28 Responses to “Newly refurbished WE basketball court vandalised!”

  • samuel (12/01/2020, 12:07) Like (31) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sad that some people still behave like animals. With this type of behaviour it’s hard to defend ourself against such narrative and description
  • LCS (12/01/2020, 12:14) Like (30) Dislike (2) Reply
    Sad. That's the result of no pride, lack of respect and lack of cameras. The latter would help deter culprits and aid authorities to punish the responsible. Our society is going down the drain.
  • Shaq (12/01/2020, 12:18) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply
    Somebody was dunking eh?
  • guy hill (12/01/2020, 13:07) Like (38) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is totally uncivilized behaviour in effect. What kind of Moron would do something like this?
  • lol (12/01/2020, 13:14) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    it was either shaq or dawkins who did that
  • any bets? (12/01/2020, 13:16) Like (27) Dislike (13) Reply
    He is gonna blame it on either NDP, PU or PVIM-------- mark my words
  • Wow (12/01/2020, 13:19) Like (10) Dislike (32) Reply
    MAYBE IF THE VIP HAD REPAIRED THOSE IN THE OPPOSITION HELD DISTRICTS WE WOULD'VE NEVER SEEN A THING LIKE THIS ?????????
  • i dont care wha a man seh (12/01/2020, 13:22) Like (24) Dislike (1) Reply
    That look like target practice some one had while using a silencer
  • Common cents (12/01/2020, 13:38) Like (28) Dislike (1) Reply
    We know how our own ppl are. Y we using glass? I hope y'll find it sensible to replace it with plywood backboard. Let them mash up that too. Y'll should know better.
  • If it's free (12/01/2020, 13:47) Like (11) Dislike (8) Reply
    People do not often appreciate what is given to them. Govt gives land to locals, they trash it. Govt build sporting facilities, people trash it.
    And, sorry, but the comment about building communities is laughable in light of the discriminatory practices against outsiders.
  • Hmm (12/01/2020, 13:55) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where are the CCTV cameras that should be by the police station?
  • Deh man (12/01/2020, 14:35) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply

    You can't put NOTHING in these lil dumb Mudda &K@#$ neighborhoods that's for the the community IGNORANCE ah seh !

  • one eye (12/01/2020, 14:49) Like (0) Dislike (12) Reply
    It’s the ndp they trying to undermine the 1st district
    • @one eye (12/01/2020, 18:36) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
      Hate to ask, are you that stupid? The person/s that did that was someone that don’t care about nor do they have any pride for their Community. Whoever did it, shame on you. That was so dumb.
  • staged (12/01/2020, 18:46) Like (0) Dislike (9) Reply
    This was done for sympathy votes
  • ... (12/01/2020, 19:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    In a shocking disclosure at the FIRST DISTRICT ADDRESS
  • 5434875 call (12/01/2020, 20:26) Like (57) Dislike (0) Reply
    Guys get me the rims and I will replace it with polycarbonate lexan ..complement omega Caribbean
  • See (12/01/2020, 21:12) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Maybe this is what we have become . Pathetic
  • West pride (12/01/2020, 23:54) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Cappoons bay basket ball court need attention as well please stop parking vehicles and bicycles
  • Feel bad (13/01/2020, 09:05) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    For the kids that use the court. The person responsible is low class, low budget ghetto trash that is not use to having anything decent. And to the ones saying they should put plywood to cover the damage is just as stupid. Plywood on a basketball court is making the court look ghetto.
  • SMH (13/01/2020, 09:23) Like (10) Dislike (7) Reply
    people so weird...... yall see the kind of high winds we having in the territory, its possible that objects are flown through the air....... it is POSSIBLE... from bashing humans, a police station is right across the street, who in their right minds will vandalize something that close in proximity..... you people need think more
  • Real Macoy (13/01/2020, 11:57) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The police are usually inside doing whatever or sleeping...
    So those kids already have them programmed.
    However they should be cameras that can see that basketball court from the police station.
  • Jessica Jones (13/01/2020, 15:27) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    What do they say about idle hands? "The devil always finds work for idle hands".
  • Mr Shovels (13/01/2020, 16:50) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Some people really aren't accustomed to seeing nice things smh...


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