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PHOTO of The Day: Virgin Gorda gets election asphalt

After some four long years of bad roads, pots holes and bushes being a hazard to motorists, the National Democratic Party 1 (NDP1) Government of lame duck Premier Dr the Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL) is putting a little asphalt on the roads. Photo: Team of Reporters
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - It’s starting to look a lot like a few days before the Virgin Islands (VI) General elections. First, it was Tortola, now it’s Virgin Gorda’s turn.

After some four long years of bad roads, potsholes and bushes being a hazard to motorists, the National Democratic Party 1 (NDP1) Government of lame duck Premier Dr the Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL) is putting a little asphalt on the roads.

Yesterday, Wednesday, February 13, 2019, some seven trucks loaded up with asphalt and paving equipment, headed for Virgin Gorda (VG) on a barge.

They are expected to place the election asphalt on the Lee Road after residents complained for four long years of potholes, water running constantly on the road and mud.

Where is our money?

The NDP 1 government took out a loan for $16M from the Social Security Board before Hurricanes Irma and Maria of 2017 to fix roads and bridges throughout the Territory. We are still waiting to see where the money has been spent before and after the Hurricanes.

The cost of the election paving projects are unknown.

23 Responses to “PHOTO of The Day: Virgin Gorda gets election asphalt”

  • Xxx (14/02/2019, 08:25) Like (21) Dislike (2) Reply
    More gammick
    • Hrmph (14/02/2019, 13:39) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
      Perhaps we should have elections every month - it certainly seem to oil the Govt to get things done!
  • asking for a friend (14/02/2019, 08:31) Like (14) Dislike (5) Reply
    WHERE is the governor?
    • Brathwait (14/02/2019, 11:58) Like (4) Dislike (8) Reply
      Ask your mxxxxr you need to ask for your self and not your friend p
  • GOD HELP US (14/02/2019, 08:52) Like (26) Dislike (3) Reply
    Election time i only hope that people open thier eyes and see it’s just election gimmick every election they pave the roads to get votes
  • Yes (14/02/2019, 08:59) Like (42) Dislike (15) Reply
    Vg people still not voting for Bertie & NDP

    Vg turn green, long time...
    • rolling stone (15/02/2019, 07:07) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
      Remember VG was green over 30 years The NDP has done way more in 8 years than VIP 30 years.
    • rolling stone (15/02/2019, 07:07) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      Remember VG was green over 30 years The NDP has done way more in 8 years than VIP 30 years.
  • tarmac (14/02/2019, 09:01) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Wouldn't the asphalt cool on the boat ride? Asking for a friend.
  • voter (14/02/2019, 09:02) Like (20) Dislike (27) Reply
    It would have been good if the road maintenance was done sooner rather than now but it is being done and we should stop whining and complaining. Damned if you and damned if you don't.
  • wize up (14/02/2019, 09:07) Like (23) Dislike (4) Reply
    no one being questioned by law enforcement: we talking millions & millions of taxpayers money: is it not funny that money was borrowed before the passage of the 2017 hurricanes to deal with specific projects: those works were never executed(so where are those dollars) however money was borrowed again after 2017 for the very same project(how sweet it is!!!)
  • Truth (14/02/2019, 09:22) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    "They are expected to place the election asphalt on the Lee Road after residents complained for four long years of potholes, water running constantly on the road and mud." Residents Lee Road concerns were being addressed all along. By the way the Lee Road is concrete with adequate drainage therefore no "mud", no potholes.
    • black (14/02/2019, 13:13) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
      You sounding slick!!!! when last you been there to see the state of that road? you better go sit down with that Bull ship!
  • Hmmmm. (14/02/2019, 09:22) Like (14) Dislike (11) Reply
    Good that it’s getting done. But is is an election gimmick people.
  • Citizen (14/02/2019, 09:24) Like (24) Dislike (6) Reply
    A vote for the Doctor you will not be getting more again for the next 4 years
  • Allawee (14/02/2019, 10:04) Like (18) Dislike (4) Reply
    Love is in the air. Vote for more election asphalt and you will regret it for the next four years. The sub-surface of the roads are not being repaired, only Band-Aid treatment to the top surface. The lack of vision will continue to haunt us. People seek knowledge and be guided while using your intelligence. The Governor needs to act and stop allowing nonsense to continue so blatantly.
  • ... (14/02/2019, 10:44) Like (13) Dislike (4) Reply
    god don't sleep Feb 25 coming soon
  • home boy (14/02/2019, 15:02) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    It is the most disgusting thing I have ever seen, they pave the wet and muddy road. This is the worst I have ever seen, they mess up that road when they dug it up a few weeks ago, then left it to catch water and got muddy then paved it. The NDP must go, they need a break after they ran out of what next to do after messing up the BVI. Irma and Maria did their part and NDP just about finishing it.
  • dirty (14/02/2019, 18:47) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    The people of the Virgin Islands should see this as an insult, a reflection of how NDP govt view your intelligence. They the NDP Govt lack morality!!!!!
  • The A$$Fault Kaiso (14/02/2019, 18:48) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Every election the same ol' tactics
    Them politicians using on we
    Only patching up di road surface
    They must be think that we stupidy
    After 4 years driving on Lee road
    My vehicle making all kinda sound
    Only now they trying to fix it
    But they can fool me this time around.
    Chorus
    Ah blaming di a$$fault who don't have a plan
    It's the a$$fault that mysterious man
    When you see red you know that is danger
    It could never be good for we
    So when you go to vote on election day
    Vote out Bertie and NDP


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