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'Not enough support from Gov't for clean up efforts'- First District residents

- said they have not waited on Government to begin their cleanup but help is still needed
Residents of the First District have been banding together to ensure the clean of their communities. Photo: Facebook
Members of the First District community continue to clean-up after the passage of Hurricane Irma one month ago. Photo: Facebook
Members of the First District community continue to clean-up after the passage of Hurricane Irma one month ago. Photo: Facebook
Honourable Andrew A. Fahie, First District Representative and Leader of the Opposition, seen assisting Carrot Bay residents during a clean-up exercise on November 5, 2017. Photo: Facebook
Honourable Andrew A. Fahie, First District Representative and Leader of the Opposition, seen assisting Carrot Bay residents during a clean-up exercise on November 5, 2017. Photo: Facebook
A previous cleanup exercise in the First District. Photo: Provided
A previous cleanup exercise in the First District. Photo: Provided
A previous cleanup exercise in the First District. Photo: Provided
A previous cleanup exercise in the First District. Photo: Provided
CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI - The first district communities led by Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), Leader of the Opposition, have bonded together to clean-up their district since the passage of Hurricane Irma one month ago; however, while they did not wait on Government to act they are still disappointed that support has been lacking.

These sentiments have been expressed many times during community meetings and during interviews with our newsroom.

'District Rep cannot do it alone'

Speaking to a resident of Carrot Bay on Monday, November 6, 2017, they expressed that the District Representative is trying to help but it is not enough when he is unable to receive support from Government.

"I've been helping with a number of the clean-up and sometimes we run out of supplies to actually do the clean. There is a lot of work to be done but we need the help in getting what we need to rebuild. The District Representative cannot do it by himself," said the frustrated resident.

Pamela B. Harvey, resident of Zion Hill commented that she is "tired of all the talking and more is not being done to rebuild the first district and the territory on a whole."

"I support the clean-up efforts in my community because we can't wait on government to start doing for us. I would want to see more support but I don't think that's going to happen anytime soon," said Mr Francis P. Johnson.

The First District residents are, nevertheless, continuing their clean-up campaign to help with the rebuilding of the territory.

Great job!

Meanwhile, Hon Fahie said Monday November 6, 2017 "was the end of a two day community clean up of Carrot Bay by the Carrot Bay Community. Anything is possible when a community works together. Great job."

25 Responses to “'Not enough support from Gov't for clean up efforts'- First District residents”

  • ABC (07/11/2017, 10:45) Like (6) Dislike (16) Reply
    Fahie you getting there but not sure we trust you yet with being the premier
    • @ABC (07/11/2017, 12:34) Like (15) Dislike (3) Reply
      I see Irma left the asses behind. Give the man a break.
    • @ABC (07/11/2017, 13:55) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
      Then keep who you have as Premier and you can trust me when I say that we soon wouldn't have a BVI left nor a treasury but the Zzzz Premier & his M&M gang will be well off though.
    • Emmanuleta (07/11/2017, 16:57) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
      We are all hurting, every district not just you alone. You all need to stop crying now and start rebuilding one stick at a time. Most of us don't have insurance, so we keep on truckin baby! We all feel forgotten but government cannot do it all. The UK has financially left us without any help. She should be held accountable.
      • UK (08/11/2017, 01:29) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
        @Emmanuleta Actually this is a test on being independant. The question can u survive on your own?
        • Emmanuleta (08/11/2017, 13:31) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
          @UK, yes I can survive on my own., and no I am not wealthy at all. I just know how to take care of myself.
  • Come on (07/11/2017, 10:50) Like (5) Dislike (11) Reply
    Only the first district need help, come on
  • Skulloutsoundz (07/11/2017, 11:56) Like (4) Dislike (22) Reply
    Don't Mind The Pics All For The Likes Fahie Aint Do Nothing
    • To Skulloutsoundz (07/11/2017, 13:52) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
      Sometimes I wonder why IRMA left garbage like you behind.
      • Skulloutsoundz (07/11/2017, 16:11) Like (4) Dislike (12) Reply
        Same reason you was left behind . I speaking facts if you wasn't there shut it simple . He only come around when it got camera FACTS . Stay blinded with these politricks
  • zone 1 (07/11/2017, 13:13) Like (16) Dislike (4) Reply
    get your party together Fahie we need NDP gone. Any hurry up block the road to send them a message
  • Carrot Bay (07/11/2017, 13:56) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    I simply want to thank Hon. Fahie for All he has done and still doing as our 1st District Representative since IRMA AND MARIA. You are a true leader.
  • fact (07/11/2017, 14:00) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    If it is one elected official that went above and beyond the call of duty to help his people in his constituency and beyond is Hon. Andrew A. Fahie. That's a fact.
  • First district (07/11/2017, 14:08) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    As a Member of the First District I too want to thank and commend Hon. Fahie for his hard work, dedication, caring & leadership during this ongoing difficult time after the passing of two category five hurricanes. In my book you are a born leader.
  • mind that pot belly (07/11/2017, 14:33) Like (0) Dislike (8) Reply
    it is good to see a community coming and working together.Govt is tight strapped now as Treasury is low and expenditures more than income. Oh Mr Fahie watch that tool shed you carrying don't let it blow out too much otherwise tools nearby may shrink.
  • island man (07/11/2017, 18:49) Like (5) Dislike (8) Reply
    Every time is government, some of you even expect government to clean debris on your property. Come on people let's help ourself and do some clean-up in your community.
  • wize up (07/11/2017, 20:21) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    the political stupid talk will be the further down fall of this territory: we need solutions not political affiliatied conversation(a set of talk)....NDP and VIP there is no difference(dig deep enough and you find out) you can fool some of us BUT not all of us(talk that)
  • Voter no 234 (08/11/2017, 02:16) Like (1) Dislike (7) Reply
    Bronx bummer go make Peace with joe Frazer and lets take the country back from the hands of them ndp criminals
    • @ Voter no. 234 (08/11/2017, 16:35) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Why you don't tell Joe Frazer to make peace with Bronx Bummer... hmmm
    • @ voter no 234 (08/11/2017, 16:36) Like (0) Dislike (7) Reply
      Frazer is no leader and really is going no where come next election. He promised his district a Premier and they barely found the energy to give him a barely win. What more does Frazer need to see. I cant see that Fahie has anything else to offer that topic. I personally done remove Fraser. Now on to Fahie, I am sad to say but beyond the 1st district Fahie, the BVI has been thru a lot lot lot and we are drained. Im so sorry but I dont see you as the one for Premier. We want a stand up leader and for that reason we want direct rule - a leader who will be able to say NO to treasury abuse by friend, family, connected persons etc. We cannot continue the handout game, we are badly off.
      • To @voter no 234 (09/11/2017, 08:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        We know it is you bald head. Your leader has destroyed us. Fahie will be a lot better a leader than your leader and you. Save your energy because Fahie will lead with or without your support.
  • Hmm (08/11/2017, 09:42) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is the opposition apart of the Government?
  • Beachlover (09/11/2017, 09:53) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Anybody passed through Cane Garden Bay lately? That's the place the most tourists flock to and they said they want cruise ship to come here soon. To go where? Maybe Broderick Penn will make some good recommendations to getting these tourist destinations cleaned up. CGB needs a real clean up with landscape and all from Ross bridge to down by the Wedding. Look ole muck and vehicles round the place. Send help fast. poppa. My favourite beach does not look inviting.
  • Jarod Pinwheel (09/11/2017, 14:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The sea walls need fixing. Big waves comin.
  • weed (11/11/2017, 16:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Instead of complaining how bad it is here, everybody just get up and move to that perfect place on earth, that doesn’t exist...or just shut up.


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