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UPDATE: Water restored to Anegada after payment

October 5th, 2016 | Tags: TSG Plant no water Anegada payment issue neglect
Potable water has been restored on Anegada after TSG Water Company was reportedly paid outstanding monies by Government today, October 5, 2016. Photo: VINO/File
TSG has reportedly shut off its water supply to residents of Anegada over non-payment by Government. Photo: VINO/File
TSG has reportedly shut off its water supply to residents of Anegada over non-payment by Government. Photo: VINO/File
Residents have blasted the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration for spending some $7 million to bail out a bankrupt BVI Airways and wasting $1Million on a small wall around the Elmore Stoutt High School. Photo: VINO/File
Residents have blasted the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration for spending some $7 million to bail out a bankrupt BVI Airways and wasting $1Million on a small wall around the Elmore Stoutt High School. Photo: VINO/File
Residents of Anegada are not keen on checking in with their Ninth District Representative Dr The Hon Hubert O'Neal (left) as they are not optimistic any relief will come their way. Photo: VINO/File
Residents of Anegada are not keen on checking in with their Ninth District Representative Dr The Hon Hubert O'Neal (left) as they are not optimistic any relief will come their way. Photo: VINO/File
THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- After the embarrassing situation where the owners of TSG, the desalination water plant providing water to the residents and businesses of Anegada, shut off the water plant late Monday afternoon, October 3, 2016 following the lack of payments from Government, water has been restored.

According to the usual National Democratic Party (NDP) senior source close to the situation, the cheque arrived on Anegada today, October 5, 2016 and, once the Company received confirmation, a call was made to the owner in the USA and water was restored around 2:00 P.M.

The source claimed that the cheque was available since last week, however, there was some miscommunication getting it across to the sister island of Anegada.

Residents have cried foul and believe that the Government of the day "cares little or nothing about us and if it was not for VINO we would have still been out of water," one resident stated.

It is believed, however, that TSG Water Company has still not gotten all the money owed to it by government and the people of Anegada could face this situation again in the coming months.

Calls to the Acting Director of Water and Sewerage Department Michael Davis and the Ministry of Communications and Works were not returned up to publication time.

See previous article published October 5, 2016

No water on Anegada; TSG Plant shut-off over lack of payment!

The matter where the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government raided the Treasury, leaving the country broke to win the 2015 General Elections, continues to affect the ordinary residents.

This time it is Angenda where the water plant company TSG has reportedly shut off the pipe borne water since last Monday October 3, 2016 over lack of payment for its water. According to our newsroom’s sources inside the NDP, “yes its true VINO you always have accurate information but we are working on getting them a cheque…it will be sent maybe today but before Friday…,” the source confirmed.

Outside of our NDP sources, our newsroom has been flooded with calls about the situation from angry residents. When asked if they had contacted their District Representative, Doctor the Honourable Hubert O’Neal or some of the At-Large Representatives, many callers dismissed going that way and said “they only know us during elections but we are waiting on them next time around.”

It is believed the amount owed to TSG is around $100,000.00 USD, and as of post time the water was still shut off over the payment issue. It is believed that once a payment is made the water will be restored to the residents of the sister island of Anegada.

Money for politics, none for the people

Other residents also blasted the Dr Smith led Administration for spending some $7 million to bail out a bankrupt BVI Airways, wasted $1Million on a small wall around the Elmore Stoutt High School and another $5 million on studies for the Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport Runway expansion but cannot address the basic needs of the people on Anegada.

Just recently this news site reported that it was felt by some persons on that island that they were being abandoned by the government of the day in providing them with the basics such as equipping the Fire and Rescue Services with a much-needed vehicle to effectively perform its duties.

Our attempts at contacting the Government authorities responsible were unsuccessful, but we did manage to receive a “no comment” from Jerry D. Vanterpool who is in charge of the Anegada TSG water plant.

41 Responses to “UPDATE: Water restored to Anegada after payment”

  • Bunny (05/10/2016, 11:41) Like (20) Dislike (13) Reply
    as i said before.. hurbert is a waste of time.. wait till next election.. he going feel either shame or cry.. he is ridiculous now
    • NORTHSOUNDER (07/10/2016, 00:43) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      HANNIBAL GAVE THE PEOPLE SOLUTIONS TO THE PEOPLE IN ANEGARDA..LIKE THE MAN IN THE WILDERNESS. BUT MY PEOPLE WERE MORE INCLINE TO BE FOOLED BY THE NDP SHOW. THIS GOVERNMENT DOES NOT CARE A WE THE COMMON PEOPLE. WELL THATS NOT ENTIRELY TRUE.. THEY DO COME BEARING T-SHIRTS AND DRINKS DURING ELECTION, ONCE THEY WIN. THEY GO BACK TO BE THE ELITETUS GOVEMENT.. FOR THERE RICH WHITE FRIENDS, WE NOT JEALOUS OF THEM BECAUSE THE HAVE THEM.. WHAT WE WANT IS FOR THEM TO WORK FOR BVILANDERS... THEY CAN KEEP THEM RICH GREEN, PURPLE AND WHITE FRIEND, ONE MORE THING STOP GIVING THESE FRIENDS PIONEER STATUS- THIS SHOULD BELONG TO BVISLANDERS AS HANNIBAL SAID. YOUR FRIENDS IN VG DONT PAY ANY CUSTOM DUTY.... WHEN THEM BRING IN THEM BOAT LOAD OF CONTAINERS. BUT WE THE PEOPLE HAVE TO PAY WHEN RETURN FROM ST.THOMAS WITH OUR ONE PLASTIC BAG FROM K-MART. OUR TRESURY COULD DO WITH THE MILLIONS NOT COLLECTED FROM THESE FRIENDS. NDP WHAT HAVE YOUR FRIENDS DONE FOR THE BVI TO DESERVE PIONEER STATUS, ALL WE SEE IS A BUNCH OF SELF SERVING PEOPLE...THE PEOPLE WAITING FOR BUTIE IN 2019 IF NOT BERFORE.
  • ann (05/10/2016, 11:43) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well sah I cry of my BVI
    • @ Ann (05/10/2016, 20:05) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
      We cry for Anegada, but the only ones in control are the criminals. We NEED a state of emergency and a new elections !



  • ndp (05/10/2016, 11:54) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    "the economy is robust, treasury has money and the rent from the cruise pier will be bringing in millions of dollars"
  • My God (05/10/2016, 11:57) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    suppose anegada get a fire now? no fire truck and no water....Is the airport still open? where is assi? The NDP has got to go MARK and all!
    • @ MY God (05/10/2016, 12:16) Like (1) Dislike (18) Reply
      give Mark a break hi mom died
      • My God (05/10/2016, 13:21) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
        he been screwing up from way before that, i sorry for his loss but if he can't do the job as minister then perhaps someone else should take over
      • Topaz (05/10/2016, 13:35) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
        @@My God, so are you saying that because his mom died that we must forget his corrupt ways and deeds, we'll look trouble for me.
  • Hmmmm (05/10/2016, 11:59) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply

    Well sah, ting to talk about. Remember that along with the problems with water, fire truck, etc, there is also the problem of teacher on Anegada putting pre schooler out of class to sit on the preschool stairs and claiming that the child bring snack to school that other children are allergic to. Then to make matters worse, instead of addressing the situation, all the p.... care about is not letting any outsider know that the incident take place. I guess this will ruin their so called reputation since they giving the minister the impression that its smooth sailing since they get rid of the man. Like really, why should one island have to deal with all that crap? Ayo need to join together and stop this madness from continuinh on Anegada.

  • BigJoke (05/10/2016, 12:18) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Now that it's on VINO the cheque rushing over to Anegada but hope its right set of losers this NDP crew and look the NDP water plant getting all their monies
  • school children (05/10/2016, 12:25) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    That is rediculious. They having all those problems withh all their xonverns falling under the same Minister, Mark Vanterpool who they agreeing to build a supermarket.over there to kill out the small local grocery stores. That will take.bread out of those families mouth. Anegada you all need to stick together and keep your business for yourself and get rid of the crab in the barrel mentality. Is the property Mark putting Supermarket have rotle for the person who allowing him to build or is it Crown Land.
    • True (05/10/2016, 18:33) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Its a local that is building it to rent, so there will be money staying on the island.
  • residents (05/10/2016, 12:48) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Heard the cheque arrived and water will be back later thanks vino
  • just asking.... (05/10/2016, 13:02) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    if water is not a priority what is?
  • Outlaw (05/10/2016, 13:29) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is rediculus now. But we really cannot continue to blame that waste of a time Hubert because all he can do is beg but they don't have to give him, remember only the ministers can do what they want and get what the want. Listen to that other waste of time Deloris talking about horsepath and it's a shame that she also have to beg so hard to get things done in her district but yet for her the NDP is the best thing to happen to this territory. When you consider that people here cannot get the basic things to make life comfortable but the government acting under cover to invest $7 mil in a bankrupt airline, $1.25 mil to erect a wall around ESHS, over spend $30 mil plus down on the pier park, over spend on the QE park, over $5 mil on done deal Airport study and much more, one clearly can see that the priority of the present government is to enrich themselves by any means necessary while the people suffer. My heart goes out to the people of this territory but we have only ourselves to blame, we had the opportunity to get rid of the corrupt NDP, but we turn a blind eye to there ways and reelected them overwhelmingly, so we just have to take what they are giving to us. Not forgetting the disrespect of the ministers.
  • @school children (05/10/2016, 13:48) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    One mart or one of those bigger supermarkets need to come to Anegada because these little local family own stores are straight up expensive and not benficial to the people. Most people travel to Tortola to buy their goods in bulk because of the same high prices that local Anegadian stores have. Spend 6 months here and live strictly off these shops and see if you're so quick to boycott one mart, rite way etc from coming to Anegada
  • True (05/10/2016, 14:57) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    I live here and didn't even know this is why the water went off, I just switched over to my system and it will stay on for the next couple of months. I pay my bills every time on time so where has all that money gone to?
  • Law Abiding citizen (05/10/2016, 15:48) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    This government's promise is as abundant as the water supply.
  • Wa i tell ayo? (05/10/2016, 15:58) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    Dont blame NDP, blame Hubert!!!!, watch 2020. Will be elected once more, cause who up Vg could compete?.. He will just go over there throw a party/buffet etc. Anegada good again, water plant bill is payed and all yall wa saying ndp must go goin to "low-key vote' em back inn"
  • LeadersHMMM (05/10/2016, 16:44) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Voted them out and then turn around and voted them in hmmm. Yes the VIP leader is hard to swallow, but 2 come on, they have no power. Fraser has to go or he can't lead and to be honest not sure if he should hold a ministry, can't vote for such a bull/hard head!!!!
  • Cotton eye joe (05/10/2016, 17:12) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Saving the water money to build a super port!
  • school children (05/10/2016, 18:07) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    You really think that if one of those Supermarkets come up there, that their prices are going to stay the same in the beginning? Remember they have to pay lease of the property, electricity, staff, transportation to get the good over there. really? you need to do the maths.
  • boots on the ground (05/10/2016, 18:49) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    We regret not voting for ALL OUT
  • apple (05/10/2016, 19:07) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    This is ridiculous and serious action should be taken against the water company TSG. We must understand that water is a necessity of life and no company should not be given the right to willfully shut off the valve on a country or island where total dependency relies on water. Water is different to electricity, telephone, Cable or even any form of tax. People cannot survive without water! that's a fact!. there must be other ways TSG could have resolve this issue. Now, you prefer to put the people of an entire island at risk because the Government has issues with your payment. I never see more! It this government will allow such sh-t to go on then indeed Orlando Smith, Action-man Vanterpool and Kendrick Pickering are weaklings and I see them as chickens. Have TSG turn on the water and never all such nonsense to reoccur.
    This is Bull sh-t man!
    • Really??? (06/10/2016, 09:45) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      So this company should keep providing service without getting paid? In other words, doing charity work. The Government to willful and selfish. How come they found money so quick to pay up. They should have at least made some attempt to make a partial payment.
  • ... (05/10/2016, 19:56) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    One of the main reason for the community to keep quiet is because the government has us all broke and dependant on them
  • farmer brown (05/10/2016, 20:12) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Just goes to show that the prayer warriors in the BVI praying for this NDP government to go either not praying to a true and living GOD or God only answer to prayers concerning act of god...
  • continue (05/10/2016, 22:07) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    If it was not for VINO the public would not know some of the nonsense going on.
  • Meli (05/10/2016, 22:23) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    So uou mean to tell me that our water supply is controlled by a US company?. Why are we at that company's mercy and have to depend on outsiders for such a necessity?
    • Concerned (06/10/2016, 07:18) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      @ meli he neva said the company was owned by a foriegner
      There are Anegadias who have lived in the USA for years
  • But I never see more (05/10/2016, 22:43) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    @apple What you expect the government to do to the water company? Islander privilege as usual. How else do you expect the company to collect their money from the government if they don't do something drastic? You expect the company to lose capital because according to you water is life? In business there is no friendship. Since water is life the government needs to pull up its socks and do what is right to prevent this from happening in the future. Nonsense about government should prevent the company from shutting off water. Struuupes
    • apple (06/10/2016, 07:23) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
      Well you see business differently, However all blame goes to the Government because no foreign company should have control of such important distribution. The Government could of made needs to purchase this company for the benefit of the people... However, I don't blame you comment, its your right to take advantage of the vunerable selfishly. putting over 2 thousand people life at risk. Good going Donald Trumph!!! Business is business as long as you are paid to hell with who dies of thirst.
  • Just saying (05/10/2016, 23:24) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Herbert, time to get stepping!!!!!!!.
  • my friend (06/10/2016, 08:28) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ just saying, please leave that dead a decease where he is, he will be taken care of in due time.
  • Well Sah (06/10/2016, 11:20) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    I cannot understand why the government does not produce the water themselves. They generate electricity which is far more complicated than producing water. Buy the same desalination plants train the workers pay them good and produce the water themselves. i don't believe in putting the country natural resources in the hands of private people. This madness needs to stop imagine a person in the USA have the power to turn on or turn off water to a population.
  • wize up (06/10/2016, 11:33) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I personally think money should be spent to make the infrastructure of this territory stable before handing out large sums of money towards wishful investments: the country needs investments but will return to a territory without adequate electricity and running water.....
  • ONE HARD CLOUT (06/10/2016, 16:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    DESAL AND SELL YOUR OWN WATER. STOP GOING OUTSIDE TO BRING IN PEOPLE TO SELL YOU YOUR OWN WATER. ONE HARD CLOUT ACROSS YOUR HEAD TO WAKE UP.
  • unreal (07/10/2016, 08:52) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Water and electricity should NOT be privatized. The government should be doing this. We the people should own the water desalination plants so that somebody can not make the decision to starve , or in this case thirst the people and hold them hostage.
    This is almost criminal.
  • revolution (07/10/2016, 16:09) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Revolt if its so bad...or shut up,cause these vampire are not going to stop if you don,t physically remove them,your family members and blood who killing you from power..cowards.


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