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SHAME! SHAME! Bandits steal plants from 6th District youth project

On August 20, 2018, many of the children laboured and decorated the area with plants close to the Sunrise Bakery in Purcell Estate on Tortola. Team of Reporters
By this morning, Tuesday August 21, 2018, many of the children were left heartbroken and sad, to discover that all 33 plants had been stolen by bandits. Photo: Team of Reporters
By this morning, Tuesday August 21, 2018, many of the children were left heartbroken and sad, to discover that all 33 plants had been stolen by bandits. Photo: Team of Reporters
The Six District, under the Leadership of Honourable Alvera Maduro-Caines, (at centre) had started a youth summer beatification project for children between the ages of 12 and 17. Photo: Team of Reporters
The Six District, under the Leadership of Honourable Alvera Maduro-Caines, (at centre) had started a youth summer beatification project for children between the ages of 12 and 17. Photo: Team of Reporters
There were about 33 plants all nicely planted by the youths. Photo: Team of Reporters
There were about 33 plants all nicely planted by the youths. Photo: Team of Reporters
PURCELL ESTATE, Tortola, VI - The Six District, under the Leadership of Honourable Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6), had started a 'Youth Summer Beatification Project' for children between the ages of 12 and 17.

It has about 12 children, according to Hon Maduro-Caines, speaking to our newsroom.

It was yesterday August 20, 2018, that many of the children laboured and decorated the area with plants close to the Sunrise Bakery in Purcell Estate on Tortola. 

There were about 33 plants all nicely planted by the youths.

Plants stolen

By this morning, Tuesday August 21, 2018, however, many of the children were left heartbroken and sad, to discover that all 33 plants had been stolen by bandits.

Hon Maduro-Caines, told our news room, she was “very disappointed and surprised and that it is a new low for the Territory."

It means , she will now have to find money to replace the plants. 

The Sixth District Representative vented on her Facebook page saying, “I am angry in my spirit…people are so evil.”

Police are said to be investigating the incident and are making checks to see if anything useful was picked up on the nearby CCTV cameras in the area—owned by store owners.

The second term legislator is also expected to place a bench in the area that had been decorated with the plants.

 

39 Responses to “SHAME! SHAME! Bandits steal plants from 6th District youth project”

  • What!! (21/08/2018, 14:52) Like (21) Dislike (1) Reply
    Damn iggnorant thieves, they will steal the bench also if it is not welded in place.
  • pat (21/08/2018, 14:52) Like (20) Dislike (28) Reply
    too much island people in that area
  • The Hair Must GO (21/08/2018, 14:59) Like (41) Dislike (27) Reply
    Honourable Alvera Caines please can you act your age. That hair looks disgusting. Remember that you are representing the people of the 6th District so please do so with class. What if a recent graduant go for an interview with their hair looking like that? Do you really think that the will get the job? NO. Please can you try and lead by example.
    • agreed (21/08/2018, 16:44) Like (24) Dislike (6) Reply
      I'm keeping it real. She looks like.a bad batch of cotton candy gone bad or rainbow bright. If anyone go for a job interview looking like that, they will not get hired.
    • hello! (21/08/2018, 16:47) Like (30) Dislike (21) Reply
      What does her hair have to do with this story? Do you know that her real hair is grey and black? So if she takes out this weave her hair will still be grey and black.. so what will you do next? Ask her to cut it off? Allu soo stupid that you never seize to amaze me. I will personally ask her to show her real hair let me see if your stupid comments will be the same. She's 58 years and her hair is her age.. grey.. stupid mumu
    • Idiot (23/08/2018, 08:54) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
      Exactly you said WHAT IF!? She ain no damn recent graduant. She’s 50 plus and can do what the hell she wants to do. Grey IS HER AGE and she’s very fashionable with it
    • BVIslander (23/08/2018, 09:48) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      I would like to thank you for your sincere concern about what a terrible act it was for the youths hard work to be disrespected that way and to highlight hoevil it was for people to steal (which is a crime) plants that were being used to help beautify an area in the district. I know you are really concerned about the district. BUT REALLY YOU’RE NOT RIGHT... YOU ARE JUST IGNORANT AND FOOLISH. I AM AS ASHAMED OF YOU AS I AM FOR THE PEOPLE EHO STOLE THOSE PLANTS!!! HOW ABOUT YOU TRY ACTING LIKE YOU HAVE SOME CLASS.
  • Sad ......... (21/08/2018, 15:02) Like (25) Dislike (0) Reply
    Seriously! This is what we have come to now? Why? What kind of person/people do such a things? :(
    Thank you for the youth for their efforts and I hope your spirit is not lost for this.
  • Greenthumbs (21/08/2018, 15:02) Like (30) Dislike (1) Reply
    Well this is beyond crazy. People are so low to steal PLANTS smh. And they were so greedy to steal all 33 plants. I hope someone saw something and can help to find the low life that nabbed those plants. Sorry for the kids that worked on the projext
  • sad (21/08/2018, 15:04) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is so devilish. Omar hodge did well in beatifying that place. But lack of maintenace allows it to run down back to the ghetto. These culprits should be put away how can someone do something like that.
    All district rep should embark on a beautification initiative and give tax incentive ffor homeowners who taken care of roadside meaing a good curb appeal
  • LOVER OF PLANTS (21/08/2018, 15:05) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    Very sad indeed, whoever did it did not look up. Vengeance is mine says the Lord.
  • Zone 6 (21/08/2018, 15:06) Like (32) Dislike (1018) Reply
    *Suck Teeth* we learn to thief from the NDP
    • @ Zone 6 (21/08/2018, 16:50) Like (13) Dislike (4) Reply
      You sound like a fool. So if they commit suiside will you do the same? Base on Your comment, you had to gone school in August.
    • Ms.Diva (21/08/2018, 17:42) Like (21) Dislike (3) Reply
      @Zone 6, only a dumb A** person would think and say something like that. Hey, I guess if you were constipated, you would come to the conclusion that the NDP were the reason for that too.
  • ------------------------- (21/08/2018, 15:18) Like (4) Dislike (7) Reply
    well sah not good hope they do not steal the election next form you
  • j (21/08/2018, 15:28) Like (31) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is why we can't have nice things.
  • Shane (21/08/2018, 15:43) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is so sad.
  • Windy (21/08/2018, 15:47) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    it might be an inside job lol
  • Damn (21/08/2018, 17:26) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Only a worthless dirty scum bag would do something like that. That thief need his/her hand hacking off.Those kids did a wonderful job. That was a spiteful act or maybe a crack head stole the plants to sell for crack money.
  • Citizen (21/08/2018, 17:34) Like (25) Dislike (0) Reply
    To the kids that worked on the project, I just want to say Thank You. Don't let this discourage you. continue to do the good that you are doing.No good will come to the person/persons that did this. Only a worthless evil person will do something like that.
  • NezRez (21/08/2018, 17:35) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Everyone should be on the lookout for someone trying to sell these plants. I hope the cameras got the car and culprits on camera. They needed a vehicle to carry away all those plants. SMH
  • old boy (21/08/2018, 18:15) Like (14) Dislike (6) Reply
    The issue is about the plants that were stolen, someone mentioned about too much dam island people in the place. We don’t know who stole them but that person is judging which is so dumb. I think it is very disgusting and shameful to see that people can stoop so low. On the part of Hon Maduro-Caines hair style, I personally think she needs to take out those disgusting looking hair. Her husband and children really let her leave the house with that hairstyle. Please remove them my dear.
    • @ old boy (21/08/2018, 21:11) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
      You are just like your name (old). This article is on an unfortunate situation where our youths were involved and you here talking about the rep hair. Did her hair steal the plants? If you don't like to see it, then close your eyes. I hope she can keep it in forever so all you haters who don't like it could get a heart attack. Never hear more stupidness. Soo many more important things to talk and worry about and idiots here talking about a rep hair. Empty minds is what you have. Can never offer anything constructive
  • Hmm (21/08/2018, 18:53) Like (8) Dislike (19) Reply
    Maybe thry are trying to send a message sayin, if u gon plant, plant food. Not plants we can look at.
  • Just saying... (21/08/2018, 21:37) Like (1) Dislike (10) Reply
    Most of the boys on the Purcell block are on the juice they need to steal to maintain their habits
  • Jessica Jones (21/08/2018, 22:10) Like (12) Dislike (29) Reply
    Alvera trying to stay relevant and someone stole the plants she just planted. SMH.
  • ???????? (21/08/2018, 23:31) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Still trying to figure out why someone would steal plants.
  • Negro (22/08/2018, 05:47) Like (12) Dislike (15) Reply
    Time to Go! Bag Lady! Plant or no plant!
    • Myo (22/08/2018, 07:19) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
      @ negro.. Tell me something? Are you God? When God is ready to remove her, he will. You for one did not put her in that position. I am sure you are one she give food & money too. Ungreatful.. she is revelent to us who appreciate her efforts.
    • @Negro (22/08/2018, 08:52) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      Why are.you refering her as a BAG LADY. A bag lady/man is a homeless person.
  • NYC (22/08/2018, 07:23) Like (12) Dislike (9) Reply
    Why the F**k you ignorant people in Tortola is making a big deal about the color wigs the woman is wearing. Soooo F**king what!!!. I work at a AD agency and some of the women wear colored wigs to work. A lot of you need to travel outside of Tortola to see how the real world function. The things that you people worry and talk about, in the real world, no one cares or have the time.
    • jj (22/08/2018, 12:53) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
      @NYC - Obviously you have time because you replied. Maybe traveling for you outside the USA hasn't done anything for you.
      • NYC (22/08/2018, 13:39) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
        @jj, A person like yourself sure as hell does not deserve a respond but, here is my respond to you. You can go jack off in the nearest trash can. Getting ready to jump on Amtrak to Philly.You have a wonderful day.
  • OG (22/08/2018, 09:04) Like (11) Dislike (12) Reply
    Girl Alvera, if you want to rock a.different color wig eveveryday, you rock it. If you want to rock a.full length fur coat everyday, you rock it. The main thing on this Island is people don't know better.
  • Funny thing (22/08/2018, 15:59) Like (13) Dislike (5) Reply
    I could bet most of you who is blowing negative energy about the woman hair color KNOWS or have knowledge of some of the murders and unsolved crimes.My, my. Blow the energy on doing the right thing and stop worrying about Alvera hair color.


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