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Restrooms @ Long Bay on Beef Island ready for public use

- facility was completed in 2021 by Chalwell Construction & funded by Government
February 28th, 2021 | Tags:
From left: Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition and Representative for the Eight District Hon Marlon A. Penn, Deputy Speaker for the House of Assembly Honourable Neville A. Smith (AL), Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9), and Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development Honourable Shereen D. Flax-Charles cut the ribbon at the commissioning of the restrooms at Long Bay, Beef Island. Photo: GIS
Funding for the construction of the restroom facilities was made available in the 2018 budget. Works commenced in 2019 and the facility was completed in 2021 by Chalwell Construction. Photo: GIS
Funding for the construction of the restroom facilities was made available in the 2018 budget. Works commenced in 2019 and the facility was completed in 2021 by Chalwell Construction. Photo: GIS
LONG BAY, Beef Island, VI- Beach-goers to Long Bay beach, Beef Island now have access to completed restrooms.

Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) said he was pleased with the completion of the facilities and mentioned that this is one of many that will be developed on beaches across the Territory.

According to a press release from Government Information Service (GIS) on February 26, 2021, Honourable Wheatley said: “As we go through this pandemic with an air of uncertainty, it is very important that we do not get caught up in the pandemic but that we look forward to a time when the BVI will once again thrive in tourism. This restroom is a testament to our commitment to ensure that the BVI remains on the cutting edge of tourism.”

'Beautiful facility'- Opposition Leader

Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition and Representative for the Eighth Electoral District Honourable Marlon A. Penn thanked the Government for ensuring that the facility was followed through and built for the people of the Territory and in particular the people of his district. He went on to thank the contractor and everyone who laboured to produce the finished product.

Honourable Penn said: “It’s a beautiful facility. I think it is a facility that we all should be proud of as a community and as a Territory. I am excited that persons who come to the beach in the morning or on the weekends will enjoy a wholesome facility for their use and also for the tourists who come here from time to time."

Funding for the construction of the restroom facilities was made available in the 2018 budget. Works commenced in 2019 and the facility was completed in 2021 by Chalwell Construction.

Other officials present at the ceremony included Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly Honourable Neville A. Smith (AL) and Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development Honourable Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL).

20 Responses to “Restrooms @ Long Bay on Beef Island ready for public use”

  • Nice. (28/02/2021, 11:27) Like (28) Dislike (1) Reply
    Nice!!!!! Hope the public use them responsibly. Cherish them like their very own..
    • Ooohhh. Boiii (28/02/2021, 15:12) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply

      This is the GREATEST TEST for us as BLACK people : Not the matter of keeping them clean BUT being MATURE enough to not let “ stupidity” get in ( our heads) to willfully deface / mess up / leave Sh** in toilet —— all because SOME ONE have the contract to clean them . I have heard this type of behavior TOO many times . KETS rise above this and cherish our Tax payers $$$. Thank you

    • tretretrete (28/02/2021, 20:35) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
      They soon start to use it to have $£x ...we can never have nice things SMH...Anyway, I will still hold on to a little hope that people will take care of it when they use the facility.
  • musa (28/02/2021, 11:41) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Working together we can get so much more accomplished keep United leaders and the common man will fellow.
  • foxy (28/02/2021, 11:52) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Finally I can wash off after my swim vip jamming
  • Hmm (28/02/2021, 12:15) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    Who built it ??
  • SCB (28/02/2021, 12:56) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Looks nice!!
  • Nice (28/02/2021, 13:02) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hope they are self cleaning.
  • voter (28/02/2021, 13:29) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    No one remembers all the hard work this government is doing even in a pandemic
  • Marie (28/02/2021, 13:57) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Happy for Long Bay. I hope Josiah’s Bay is next. We’ve been begging for a long time. Our bathroom was built already 15 years ago, but no plumbing was ever installed. Many people here without a public toilet is unsanitary and inhuman. We had portables that were taken away when coved hit us, since there were no people on the beach, but they never brought them back. The cheapest easiest way would to just install the plumbing instead of renting expensive portables.
  • protect (28/02/2021, 13:59) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope they installed some cameras to monitor the place.
  • design? (28/02/2021, 17:12) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    So they have someone stationed there all day to clean them? Or turn into a dodgy disgusting place? Do you not know that a design like that promotes antisocial behavior? You can't see what's happening in them from the outside.
    The idea is lovely but I don't see them giving value for money in the long run.
  • Tossed cookies (28/02/2021, 17:47) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Ribbon cutting for a bathroom??
  • Coconut garden (28/02/2021, 19:41) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    Atleast Beef Island have rest rooms on the government beach, whereas on Smugglers Cove have Zilt. The sun sets in the west and we of the 1st district are like behind God's face. The only buisness ALLOWED there is NOT a voting resident and is of WHAT financial contributor to the government's purse. My hard earned tax money paid for that and NO return to the district. I gone!!
  • Hmm (01/03/2021, 01:18) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    All they did was created one more place for somebody “son and daughter “ who ain’t ready to be parent yet will become a parent. Also this will just be one more spot for them “ I meant “ dem boys to go roll dem joints
  • Strupes (01/03/2021, 14:15) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    @hmmm. So what. Strupes. You don't have $ ex
  • Oh Please (01/03/2021, 14:17) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ project. Like really. How can they put camera to invade people privacy?????


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