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Parking trouble expected in Road Town today

- Should the UK's military naval ship return to help the VI?
Parking in Road Town today August 10, 2017 is a hassle as work resumes officially. Photo: VINO
The state of the Parking facilities in Road Town remains deplorable. Photo: VINO
The state of the Parking facilities in Road Town remains deplorable. Photo: VINO
Many residents are calling for the return of the UK's military naval ship RFA Mount Bay to assist the Virgin Islands in its time of need. Photo: VINO/File
Many residents are calling for the return of the UK's military naval ship RFA Mount Bay to assist the Virgin Islands in its time of need. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN,Tortola, VI - Many are expressing serious concerns about the resumption of work today August 10, 2017 calling it "Confusion and chaos extraordinaire".

"Tomorrow  (today) is going to be madness in town with traffic, I see people slipping and falling, I see lots of bumpers jamming and I see tempers flaring and genuinely so considering the state of things in two nights after that hurricane  (storm) that mash up Tortola,"

The concerns are directed mainly to the challenge of parking as most parking spaces are still saturated with thick layers of mud and some inaccessible.

"Government in my view has not been very strategic in announcing the resumption of work in my view. They have not taken into consideration that aĺmost all the business frontage are still in a bad shape, parking lots are deplorable and I can go on and on," said Mr Ornell Rhymer who called this news site with his concerns.

Mr Rhymer suggested that the government and the office of the Deputy and Acting Governors should have collaborated and identify a few parking spaces.

"One, and they need to involve police traffic department too, one they should advise the public to use that wide open space behind Admin Complex as parking and walk to their places of employment, identify the few lots in town that should be used and the other thing arrange a shuttle system," he said.

Will take time for normalcy to be restored - Acting Governor

Acting Governor Dr Robert A. Mathavious in a statement to the territory last night, August 9, 2017, did allude to the fact that it will be some time before normalcy is restored on the Island.

"I know it is a very trying time as we are all dealing with the impact from the passage of the tropical wave and some of us are still facing challenges brought on by the flooding and landslides. I would like to assure you that every effort is being made to expedite recovery efforts across the territory," said the Governor.

Should UK naval ship return?

On the other hand, some residents are asking why can't the United Kingdom's British Naval Ship RFA Mounts Bay return to assist in the restoration efforts. This morning one, Cat Clayton posted on the BVI Community Board on Facebook, "Just a question has anyone in the government thought to bring back the British auxiliary naval ship back to help with clean up efforts since we are all stretch so thin.... this is what they are out there for!!"

Several persons supported the comment saying the territory needs the external help and some even called on the Acting Governor to seek the external aide while Ms Lisa Charman said she in her own strength did make efforts. "Its a call from the government no matter how hard I try I cant. Wish I could."

14 Responses to “Parking trouble expected in Road Town today”

  • vex (10/08/2017, 11:07) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply

    Come on time to sort out life lets go

  • voter (10/08/2017, 11:43) Like (12) Dislike (21) Reply
    Ndp has failed the people again
  • NDP working (10/08/2017, 12:07) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    NDP has failed in many areas but for this disaster they are working, they on top of their Game...Got to give them credit.. Just think Festival cancellation was too haste of a move they should have leave Friday and Saturday as a continuation option if the weather holds...Also time for us to get internet Cable.. This cable TV we have now the system is to fragile, every little rain or wind it out for days. Time for internet TV
  • Reb (10/08/2017, 12:22) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Are people still calling for independence?
  • Concerned (10/08/2017, 12:34) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    Come on, when is there NOT a parking problem in Road Town??? The country needs two things:
    1. A multi story parking garage at each end of town, with all on street parking limited to one or two hours.
    2.A requirement for any new building to provide adequate parking before receiving a permit to build (won't happen because the $ and the politicians are the applicants and $ talks/influence talks)
    There is one more thing that would help; get vendors, car washers and abandon boats & cars out of parking lots.
    • Wendy (10/08/2017, 14:38) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
      Open drainage areas BEFORE rains just in case...It' s hurricane season for goodness sake. Be prepared for possibilities.

  • Yep (10/08/2017, 15:15) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    If a country cannot take 1 day of rain, imagine a category 4 hurricane.
  • ................ (10/08/2017, 17:23) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    The obeah back fire
  • foxy (10/08/2017, 17:35) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Poor my bvi things bad for real
  • wize up (10/08/2017, 21:18) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    one of the vexing issues in this place the government make more effort to make the territory a playground for some; while we who live here continue to get the short end of the stick: let me give an example whenever the government speaks about cleaning up the country it is always associated with tourism as do we who live here is not deserving of a clean territory:

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