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‘Pick up after yourself’- Concerned CGB resident

- said she cannot understand why adults will not clean up after themselves
Garbage reportedly left on the beach at Cane Garden Bay, Tortola. Photo: Facebook
Empty glass bottles and plastic cups reportedly left on the beach in Cane Garden Bay. Photo: Facebook
Empty glass bottles and plastic cups reportedly left on the beach in Cane Garden Bay. Photo: Facebook
Some of the discourse on social media about garbage being left on the beach. Photo: Facebook
Some of the discourse on social media about garbage being left on the beach. Photo: Facebook
Some of the discourse on social media about garbage being left on the beach. Photo: Facebook
Some of the discourse on social media about garbage being left on the beach. Photo: Facebook
CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable Orlando D. Smith, OBE recently called on residents to stop the improper dumping of garbage and keep the environment clean.

During his ‘Mid-Term Report’ to the Territory on July 10, 2017 Premier Smith said, “Our land, our air, our seas are God’s gift to us. When any one of us throws our garbage out in public we are betraying that blessing and giving offence to our neighbours and families. We are essentially saying that we don’t care about one another and we don’t value God’s blessings.”

Pick up after yourself

A few weeks after the Premier’s plea, a resident of Cane Garden Bay, Ms Din Hen, found herself expressing her frustration on the BVI Community Board’s Facebook page regarding the dumping of garbage on the beach.

She said, “Take a look at Cane Garden Bay after a busy weekend. There’s no reason that adults cannot pick up after themselves.”

She continued, “As a small community we should focus more on being conscious of the waste we create daily throughout the territory. Have respect for our natural habitat.”

Ms Din Hen stated that although the Department of Waste Management (DWM) provides only one trash bin on the beachfront, all the restaurants provide trash bin for their customers.

“After you purchase and indulge make the effort to pick up your items and return them to the proper waste disposal.”

What a shame

This drew a response from members of the community who were in agreement with Ms Din Hen.

Rosita Bryan said, “What a shame when we live in such a beautiful place. Pick up after yourselves.”

Sharing the same sentiments, Ms Maynard commented that she does not like to see people littering. “Some people are just naturally nasty, and don’t even pick up behind themselves at home.”

Meanwhile, Pamela Forbes explained that she takes up garbage along the beach every day and she notices that the trash bins are sometimes hidden or not on the beach at all:

“In the evening I toss larger things up beyond the tide line so at least they don’t go in the water before they are picked up in the morning. Most of the straws are left behind from the cruise ship.”

9 Responses to “‘Pick up after yourself’- Concerned CGB resident”

  • long look me come from (24/07/2017, 16:25) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
    these island people with them bad habits
    • @ LONG LOOK ME COME FROM (25/07/2017, 06:44) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Ok archie
    • trash (25/07/2017, 08:08) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      Pot calling kettle black meson. Like everybody from here keep their places spick and span, free of litter and debris. Follow the school bus sometime, or the taxi man taking workmen home.
  • SHAME (24/07/2017, 16:37) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    There was a group of people that had an event on Saturday and Sunday down in that area. They could have taken the garbage and put it in the bin right next to the church it was not a far walk. If they leave public places like that I won't want to see their houses. Please keep our beach Clean
  • ausar (24/07/2017, 19:26) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Only an area to make money, not for aesthetics of any kind!

    Have you seen the environs of the residents of that area?

    Yucky, yucky, yucky!!
  • Stop Blame (25/07/2017, 09:48) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Do not blame the island people alone I witness a tolian drop a mattress and a box Spring Friday afternoon by the garbage by andy car wash. He was driving a beige pickup come from sheppard hill I told him to go Pockwood pond with it he just watch I took his picture. So every person doing the dumping illegaly
  • Cleanupplease (25/07/2017, 09:59) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh, I love my Cane Garden Bay. Our family has been coming for years. While there have been improvements to ensure the cruise passengers can swim and relax somewhat comfortably, I think that more can be done to enhance the whole Cane Garden Bay village. For a place that gets the mosts tourists, the Government Members can take better care of the surroundings in CGB. There are old buildings and wooden bars by the sea side (upper Bay) that needs to be taken down, and around some homes need a good landscaping. There are too many boats parked in the area of Quitoes and a little further down going towards Bobby's Supermarket. Sadly, but the Cemetery appears to be the best-kept area. It may mean there is greater respect for the dead. And who gave permission for cars to be parked on the roadside to a garage. It is most unsightly. CGB is the first place that must fall under a formal beautification plan. Please, Government, do something about this tourism product before people start going some place else in the Caribbean where they care about the aesthetics of their environment. I still regard CGB the best beach ever. With some beautification plans, it would be wonderful.
  • l (25/07/2017, 22:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I also wonder if they realize just how much cancerous hatred they're precipitating in this once-great country.

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