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Road Town waterfront car dump eyesore being cleaned up

November 12th, 2017 | Tags: damaged vehicles hurricane Irma eyesore removal
A private company has been hired by Government to remove damaged vehicles from the waterfront on the main island of Tortola. Photo: VINO
Damaged vehicles being removed from the waterfront on the main island of Tortola today, November 12, 2017. Photo: VINO
Damaged vehicles being removed from the waterfront on the main island of Tortola today, November 12, 2017. Photo: VINO
The damaged vehicles will be taken to a location in Pockwood Pond where they will be crushed, according to reports reaching this news site. Photo: VINO
The damaged vehicles will be taken to a location in Pockwood Pond where they will be crushed, according to reports reaching this news site. Photo: VINO
Damaged vehicles being removed from the waterfront on the main island of Tortola today, November 12, 2017. Photo: VINO
Damaged vehicles being removed from the waterfront on the main island of Tortola today, November 12, 2017. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following the powerful category 5 hurricanes Irma and Maria, it's well known that some 50% plus of all automobiles, including government vehicles, in the Virgin Islands were destroyed, flipped over, had broken glass or were looted.

Most of them, especially those that were looted of gas, wheels, batteries, car seats, and other parts, were placed on the waterfront in Road Town on the main island of Tortola, among other areas.

The site in the capital city had become an eyesore and Government had warned owners to remove their cars or else they would be removed by the Crown.

Well, at least those on the waterfront were today November 12, 2017 removed by a private company hired by the Government.

The automobiles of all kinds, new, used, and old, are to be taken to a leased land at Pockwood Pond  on the western side of Tortola where they will be crushed with donated equipment, according to someone familiar with the process.

There were also some heavy equipment that were damaged as a result of the killer storms; however, it’s unclear how they will be dealt with.

Car dealers smiling  this Christmas 

Car dealers in the Virgin Islands can also expect a good Christmas 2017 with an expected increase sale of new and used cars. There have also been an increase in car rentals, as many rental companies have benefited from the destruction of private, government and other vehicles.

It’s unclear how the damaged vehicles that have been placed in pockets of areas on the sister islands, as well as government owned automobiles deemed unusable (written-off), will be addressed.

17 Responses to “Road Town waterfront car dump eyesore being cleaned up”

  • vex (12/11/2017, 13:28) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    thank you Whitehead, it was more than an eyesore
  • wize up (12/11/2017, 13:50) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    It about time, and I wonder who can up with such an idea to place the vehicles at that location in the first place!!!!!
    • cay (12/11/2017, 18:25) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
      There goes my brand new car I got in June went away and parked it on the waterfront came back after hurricane irma and now its on a truck going to be dumped.

      This cannot be right time for me to get out of here
  • just asking.... (12/11/2017, 14:38) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    vino you soft!!! how come you have not reported on the car dealer under investigation for no passing down the duty free to customers ?????
    • @ just asking (12/11/2017, 15:18) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Ayo just love confusion
    • wize up (12/11/2017, 16:35) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ just asking: so why you can't hide behind "just asking" a tell the people....you have a very good point; because sometimes my blogs are not posted because of whom I might be pointing a finger at(it is classified as "an affiliate") so any such blog won't be published(keep the faith)
  • Truth (12/11/2017, 17:18) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good news at least I have place to park while getting my pizza from pussers
  • Not2Sure (12/11/2017, 18:49) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Passed them on the road with the cars on the flat bed truck very dangerous..this place got no rules for heavy equipment operators SMH
    • SMH (12/11/2017, 19:45) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
      Can't please anybody, it's good they did it on a Sunday when traffic is light. But to please you next time when any major operation such as that or even trying to repair the roads they need to close the route completely
    • @ no 2 sure (12/11/2017, 19:53) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
      Just hush dread and be happy they are being moved
  • one eye (13/11/2017, 07:26) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh what a lovely site to wake up too this morning.

    Good job sand wise and solid waste department. Job well done!
  • opportunity knocks (13/11/2017, 07:40) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    Tortola had far too many cars on the roads pre Irma. This is the BVI's golden opportunity to regulate car importation so that we don't end up in a similar situation. Government should look for ways to improve public transport and families should be limited to one or two cars. Neighbours should consider car pooling especially if they work in Roadtown.
  • See (13/11/2017, 07:42) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    now lets get the junk cars and boats off the rest of the island .


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