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Projects 'earmarked' for 5th District some 4 budgets ago not done- Hon Christopher

- Makes strong call in HoA for her District to get more attention
Honourable Delores Christopher, Deputy Speaker and Fifth District Representative, made a strong call for her district to get more attention. Photo: VINO/File
A section of Huntums Ghut and Road Town severely damaged by Hurricane Irma. Photo: VINO
A section of Huntums Ghut and Road Town severely damaged by Hurricane Irma. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Known for being very vocal on issues that affect the territory and her district, Honourable Delores Christopher, Deputy Speaker and Fifth District Representative, made a strong call for her district to get more attention, adding that projects earmarked for her district years ago are yet to be undertaken or completed.

She was at the time speaking in the House of Assembly (HoA) on April 27, 2018, during the continuation of the 2018 Budget Debate.

She said, “The Fifth District has its share of needs and I am not going to say wants, this is needs and a lot of it has been earmarked for quite some time maybe three or four budgets. So I hope that this time and I know that the people are looking forward but I want to say thanks to all the people of the Fifth.”

Hon Christopher pointed out that persons don’t really understand that the Fifth District is very mountainous, how difficult and steep the terrains are and how rocky are the roads and this is why the need for walls are great.

“Because people are trying to reside in the hills, that’s the whole of the Fifth District. You could start from Johnson's Ghut come back down this way,” she explained while noting that persons have been very “patient for years”.

Meanwhile, she added that they are also “thankful” for the work that has already been accomplished so far but told the House that there are still some “needs” within her district.

“We have our needs and the storms have done great damage but even before we go to the hurricane the flood made some damages too. For example, a mile or so of Great Mountain road it very undermined,” Hon Christopher said.

“This is not only for the fifth district”

Meanwhile, the Government backbencher emphasised that the much-needed attention to the Fifth District are “big issues and problems” that must be fixed, adding that it is not only for the benefit of her district but all the other districts.

“These are big issues and these are problems that we have to fix. It is not only for the Fifth District that those roads are serving. They are serving all the people who traverse them going into the Second [District], going into Brewers Bay all the way to Cane Garden Bay..We have to protect these roads because some of the roads are alternate routes."

The Deputy Speaker added, “I know the Minister of Communications said he has earmarked them and I know that he will do his best.”

11 Responses to “Projects 'earmarked' for 5th District some 4 budgets ago not done- Hon Christopher”

  • cay (03/05/2018, 18:44) Like (8) Dislike (9) Reply
    So ndp has left your district behind poor lady
  • Hacker (03/05/2018, 18:46) Like (9) Dislike (13) Reply
    Well Mrs. Delores it’s now you will not get anything do since it appears you are against their foolish corrupt ways
    • wize up (04/05/2018, 06:38) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ Hacker: well, she will simply link-up with #3 and get a ministry
  • smdh (03/05/2018, 21:36) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Looks like election season coming up.
  • oh boy (04/05/2018, 02:14) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Elections mussy round the corner. Some ah we trying secure our paycheck. Oh boy
  • Casper the ghost (04/05/2018, 08:34) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sister Christopher you have been MIA for so long that I almost forgot you were in the game still! Anyway elections are nearing so that must be why your hibernation has come to an end and your beating your drum. Look you didn’t get anything done for the past years representing sonjust pack it in and retire quietly. You won’t be missed. You coming now saying these retaining walls in private land must be funded by tax payers monies so that you can get voted back in for 4 more years to do absolutely nothing tangible!?! Wtf! Must be some wicked strong Bush tea yah sippin’ on cause from where I sit - lady you have failed your constituents miserably!!! gone!
  • See (04/05/2018, 08:54) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Look who decided to show up for a meeting
  • Boo (04/05/2018, 10:18) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Looks like she needs to speak to the district representative about doing a better job
  • Hmmmn (21/06/2018, 13:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Someone catching election fever..... only now you know that your district isn’t getting any attention wellsah the fifth been needing attention and you drove pass every single day without even looking left no right or speaking about it in the house . I guess other things were more important than your district.

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