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Students lead beach cleanup efforts

From Left to Right: Hanna Garcia, Nyasha Yadram, J’Moi Victor, Olivia Freeman, Chad Willock, Dakota Christopher & Lain Smith. Photo: Team of Reporters
“Upon entering Brandywine Bay, Tortola, the amounts of trash collected and thrown into the dumpsters was unbelievable. The trash bags seen in pictures does not amount to the actual numbers of bags of garbage collected today,” the club noted via a post on their Facebook page. Photo: Team of Reporters
“Upon entering Brandywine Bay, Tortola, the amounts of trash collected and thrown into the dumpsters was unbelievable. The trash bags seen in pictures does not amount to the actual numbers of bags of garbage collected today,” the club noted via a post on their Facebook page. Photo: Team of Reporters
Garbage situation at the beach before the cleanup exercise. Photo: Faceook
Garbage situation at the beach before the cleanup exercise. Photo: Faceook
After cleanup exercise. Photo: Team of Reporters
After cleanup exercise. Photo: Team of Reporters
BRANDYWINE BAY, Tortola, VI - Today, Saturday, April 13, 2019, a group of seven students from the St. George’s Secondary School (SGSS) along with their biology teacher, Ms Makeba Joseph, came together to show some care for the environment as part of an initiative under their school’s environmental programme.

Environmental Care

The new ‘SGSS Passion4Earth’ Environmental Club—started just this year—decided to head out to the Brandywine Bay Beach in Tortola, to do some cleanup work, in an effort to not only beautify the territory but help the environment.

The students were Hanna Garcia, Nyasha Yadram, J’Moi Victor, Olivia Freeman, Chad Willock, Dakota Christopher and Iain Smith.

“Upon entering Brandy Wine Bay, Tortola, the amounts of trash collected and thrown into the dumpsters was unbelievable. The trash bags seen in pictures does not amount to the actual numbers of bags of garbage collected today,” the club noted via a post on their Facebook page.

They said that over time, the beaches have become more of a place for trash and not sand while noting that they have only just begun on the journey to making the territory a cleaner, brighter, safer and better place.

Just recently, the government in a public release indicated that plans are afoot for a comprehensive clean-up campaign of the Virgin Islands (VI) led by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

Join Forces

The campaign charges that “All community groups including businesses, churches, schools, non-governmental organisations and homeowners are encouraged to join forces to clean up the BVI and strategically combat the growing waste management problem.”

 

9 Responses to “Students lead beach cleanup efforts”

  • parent (13/04/2019, 21:09) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good start
  • Nice (13/04/2019, 21:31) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Awesome work, keep it up. Well done.
  • hey (13/04/2019, 22:01) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great job students and Ms Joseph. Keep up the good work in school and our community.
  • Hmmm (14/04/2019, 07:08) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    We’re so backwards are here - Students In drama stories 50+ comments.

    Students in anything positive- 1-3 comments (if so much )

    Let’s start cheering up our youths as it’s encouraging for them.
  • x student (14/04/2019, 08:16) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    Clap clap to St. George’s school
  • 123 (14/04/2019, 11:40) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Awesome job students and Ms. Joseph
  • Hmm (15/04/2019, 08:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    ppl come here with them nasty ways of just dropping garbage.
  • Barbs (15/04/2019, 09:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thank you for a job well done. Big up to my St. Georges family.


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