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UPDATE: Alleged bus shed wrecker caught!

The glass on one side of the bus shed has been shattered. It is not clear whether the damage is an act of vandalism or an accident. Photo: VINO
Just a week after being commissioned, one of the public bus sheds erected by the Rotary club of Road Town was extensively damaged. Photo: VINO
Just a week after being commissioned, one of the public bus sheds erected by the Rotary club of Road Town was extensively damaged. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Information reaching Virgin Islands News Online is that the person allegedly responsible for damaging one of the recently installed bus sheds on Tortola by the ‎Rotary Club of Road Town has been caught.

It is not yet clear, however, if the person has been charged for damaging public property or any other offences as efforts to get a comment from Police Information Officer, Diane Drayton, were futile up to the time of publication.

And while police had the task of establishing whether the driver committed the act intentionally or whether it was as a result of an accident. What is clear is that a vehicle crashed into the bus shed located in the vicinity of BVI Red Cross.

Meanwhile, Past District Governor (PDG) 1720, Mr Vance Lewis said measures are in place for repairs to the bus shed to take place at the earliest possible time.

Mr Lewis also confirmed being aware that the driver of the vehicle that ploughed into the bus shed has been identified and approached by police.

The installation of the bus sheds at strategic points around Tortola is one of several projects executed by the Rotary Club of Tortola under the Presidency of Mr Shain Mohamed whose term in office comes to an end on June 30, 2015.

A gala event planned for July 4, 2015 will feature the installation of the new president and board for the year 2015-2016.

See previous article posted June 12, 2015

Newly installed Rotary bus shed already damaged!

Just a week after being commissioned, one of the public bus sheds erected on the island of Tortola by the Rotary club of Road Town has been extensively damaged.

It is not clear whether the damage has resulted from an act of vandalism or whether a vehicle ran into it by accident.

The damaged bus shed is located in the vicinity of ‎the BVI Red Cross and had cost some $10, 000 to put in place, according to the Rotary Club of Road Town. Three sheds were installed at strategic points around Tortola last week Friday, June 5, 2015.

It is believed that the damage to the bus shed occurred sometime between last night June 11 and the early morning of today June 12, 2015.

Police Information Officer Diane Drayton said the RVIPF was not in receipt of any report of an accident in that area.

Speaking ‎with this news site, Past District Governor Mr Vance M. Lewis lamented the situation and noted that the bus sheds were only recently erected for the comfort of residents and that the project had cost a lot of money.

26 Responses to “UPDATE: Alleged bus shed wrecker caught!”

  • SHAME (12/06/2015, 15:20) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh no what a shame, who this? this is spitefull thing....smh
  • ICouldtellya (12/06/2015, 15:44) Like (37) Dislike (0) Reply
    Not even two weeks it last. People just sick deh man.
  • SMH (12/06/2015, 15:54) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    crabs in a barrel
  • zzzzz (12/06/2015, 16:08) Like (10) Dislike (36) Reply
    We mad because of the election outcome
  • dude (12/06/2015, 16:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • proverbs (12/06/2015, 16:22) Like (37) Dislike (0) Reply
    These things have been happening for a long time and no one is being held accountable. For example take a good look at our feilds. The fencings are torn down as soon as they are errected, restrooms damaged and the wall spray paint, motor cycles are being operated on the basket ball courts and damaging the fields. There are some hooligans who have no respect for public and private property. This is a fitting time for some of the voices we heard recently to step up and speak out against and find solutions to the social ills in our communities and offer solutions. Some parents seemed helpless or are reluctant to control their children and when they are caught in "the act" it is someelses fault. It is time that we join together and fight against this and other negative trends in this territory. Governments cannot do it all.
  • Binocs (12/06/2015, 17:59) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    look at that.
  • Outlaw (12/06/2015, 18:23) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    The person responsible drives a silver older model Suzuki vitara, 4 doors. Anyone who sees this vehicle with left front and side damage, please contact the police. The driver of this vehicle is mandated to report such accident within 24 hours. This vehicle was captured on CCTV but the registration plate was unreadable.
    • hey (13/06/2015, 19:52) Like (9) Dislike (8) Reply
      The COP says that minor accident are not for police investigation,you just have to exchange names,addresses and insurance, I guess since no other vehicle was involved the driver in this accident was not obligated to report this accident.

      On a second note, I believe when erecting such public conveniences, discussions should be held with various stakeholders, Police, Ministry of C&W and PWD.

      The bus stop placed at Pebbles Hospital junction can be a traffic hazard as well as the one at Treasure Isle Junction just ahead of the traffic lights.

      Was consideration given to the Obstruction that can be cause ?

      Was consideration given to the safety of passengers and pedestrians ? The entrance and exit doors to most buses in the Island are on the right side of the vehicle.

      Does the placement of the bus stop sheds promote Safety? I suggest no

      What do you think???????

      • come on now (14/06/2015, 08:16) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
        I think you need to go sit from talking ignorance. Consultations for public bus stops???! REALLY?!!!
      • Worker (14/06/2015, 19:39) Like (0) Dislike (6) Reply
        the bus stop they put in the market takes up a parking space and makes the already crowded space almost unusable thanks to the bus stop, the constant vendor tents and panchy's we can no longer park properly on that side of the parking lot
      • The watchman (16/06/2015, 05:31) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
        Helloooo! There is a pull off after the stop lights by Treasure Isle. They need to stop people from standing by the post office, there is the real hazard. They can simply walk up the road a little past Supa Value where there is a bus pull off also. Simple just issue an obstruction of traffic ticket to the pedestrian.
      • reddstorm (28/06/2015, 18:03) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
        Hey, I love your observation. It indicate you are a good planner and take high risk measurement in consideration, the Rotary need some expert advise, if they will listen. Those bush shed is not apoporiate and you id all the right spots in your action plan. Who put a bus shed on a high way, where there is no turn off for the bus?
      • @hey (28/06/2015, 23:54) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
        You need to stop talking piss because the only obstruction of traffic are those free loaders catching ride every day along side the road, and every second someone stopping suddenly holding up the traffic to gave them ride. Am assuming that you don't have a visa to travel and look at developing countries which all have bus stops. In this day and age, why the hell are we still line off along the road catching rides instead of waiting under a bus stop to be picked up? Please keep your Ghetto thoughts to yourself.
      • laslie (29/06/2015, 16:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        First of all Austin you need to stop your ignorance and grow up, the government already form and with or without your approval they are going to continue govern this island so shut up and get with it.
  • yes (12/06/2015, 19:37) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    We need to pray more fervently and without shame that God would control the minds of our people that they will think clearly and choose good over bad. We know something is wrong don't do it. God who sees your honesty in the darkness will honour you openly for all to see how good you are. The good that you do now brings blessings to you. Choose good.
  • wize up (12/06/2015, 22:03) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    we know who doing !uck in our country but we just not saying anything....
  • Concern 1 (12/06/2015, 22:28) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    You see we don't appreciate what we have until we lost it or can't have it at all. We may sit and ponder or strupes why they don't build a bus stand near the ballfield because the sun is so hot or you don't have anywhere to shelter when it rains and you get such there is either graffiti written all over, instead of throwing garbage in the bin nearby you throw it right on the floor in the stand and say if you don't do this the cleaners won't have anything to do,but then it shows what kind of individual you are.BVI we need to help save our country's money so that most of it can go into education, healthcare,etc instead of wasting it on unnecessary repairs and other
  • Hmm (13/06/2015, 08:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Damn shame.
  • question (13/06/2015, 14:43) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    $10 000? for all I hope not just this one right?
  • Yes (28/06/2015, 12:09) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Lock him up and throw away the key
  • wize up (28/06/2015, 16:44) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    the bus stops is a good idea but they are to small; as a developing community we need to think bigger as I said the bus stops are a good idea should be able to accommodate more members of the public
  • Hmm (28/06/2015, 18:53) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    bus stop to small really?? for them to mash up the larger ones, which cost more money ?
  • .... (28/06/2015, 22:18) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    he was working for VIP.....
  • Police must show when requested (30/06/2015, 07:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    all accidents should be reported to the police for many reasons, investigation must be conducted by police if requested by any of the parties involved...This notion of just exchanging name and numbers and don`t call the police says when its minor says the commissioner is non-sense--You get a small hit from behind, do as the commissioner suggested, then 10 days later you can`t move your neck, you can`t walk, because sometimes these injuries click-in days ,or weeks after--also sometimes a party doesn`t keep the agreement came to at the time, some friend or family, even a lawyer may advise them different to what they agreed too. Then What? Let the police show up when requested and do their work. keep the record for future ref

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