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VG boat remains on schedule, Chairman mum on timeframe

September 27th, 2012 | Tags: Virgin Gorda boat Chairman John Cline BVIHSA engine
Chairman of the BVIHSA assured that the promised VG boat remained on stream but was non-commital on a date for its introduction. Photo: VINO
One of the concerned residents expressing his views at the meeting held by the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) at the Ashford Waters Community Centre held on August 29, 2012. Photo: VINO/File
One of the concerned residents expressing his views at the meeting held by the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) at the Ashford Waters Community Centre held on August 29, 2012. Photo: VINO/File
EAST END, Tortola, VI – A boat for the emergency transport of sick patients from Virgin Gorda to Peebles Hospital in Tortola remains in the works, according to the Chairman of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA), John I. Cline.

Speaking to news media at the East End Community Centre last evening September 26, 2012, Bishop John Cline said “We are working on it", when asked to give an update on the status of the promised boat for Virgin Gorda.

Chairman Cline disagreed that nothing new had been done in relation to the progress of the boat, insisting that he wouldn’t say that.“I would say we are working on it.”

Previously, at the VG Community meeting held on August 29, 2012 at the Ashford Waters Community Centre, residents had voiced their anger and disappointment at the promised boat taking such a long time to materialise.

Chairman Cline had then promised a timeframe of three to six months for the boat to be ready for use. Back then, he had indicated that there was a need for repairs to the Caterpillar engine of the boat that would come at the tune of $40,000. Residents were also disturbed at this revelation, asking whether it wouldn’t have been practical to get a new boat instead.

When asked if the engine had already been replaced or repaired, Chairman Cline said “that concern was in the process of being addressed. When I was speaking of it I wasn’t speaking of something that was going to come, I was speaking of something that was happening.”

Chairman Cline was hesitant this time around in giving a new timeframe for the boat’s introduction to the community saying, “I would not be able to answer that, unless I get the exact time from the people who have direct contact with that, it wouldn’t be fair for me to answer that now, without knowledge.”

7 Responses to “VG boat remains on schedule, Chairman mum on timeframe ”

  • Voter (27/09/2012, 13:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    blah blah blah blah just say you dont know and you will get back to the folks!
  • bevis (27/09/2012, 15:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    more NDP spin and after 10 months nothing there!
  • Pum (27/09/2012, 15:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why are we hear more from the Chairman of the Board and not from the person who is Acting as CEO? The Chairman must be aware of the risks...................
  • Virgin Gorda Massive (27/09/2012, 16:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    When and how are the games going to stop over this boat for we???
  • toolie (27/09/2012, 20:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mr. Minister come and sort this thing out. Your boy aint able.
  • boat people (27/09/2012, 22:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    what dawn boat??struppsss


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