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'We are saving the Govt a heavy cost’ – Mr Neil Cline

-E&S Construction and Trellis Bay businesses rid bay of sea weeds
The employees of E&S Construction were very enthused about their work for the day. Photo: VINO
The men doing volunteer service at Trellis Bay to rid the bay of unsightly sea weeds. Photo: VINO
The men doing volunteer service at Trellis Bay to rid the bay of unsightly sea weeds. Photo: VINO
Mr Neil Cline and the volunteer tourist Mr Franco of Gloucester MA. Photo: VINO
Mr Neil Cline and the volunteer tourist Mr Franco of Gloucester MA. Photo: VINO
This activity was seen as one that has saved the Government some well needed cash. Photo: VINO
This activity was seen as one that has saved the Government some well needed cash. Photo: VINO
The high stacks that were created by the sea weeds pulled from the bay. Photo: VINO
The high stacks that were created by the sea weeds pulled from the bay. Photo: VINO
TRELLIS BAY, Beef Island, VI – Of late Trellis Bay on Beef Island had the most unsightly appearance and growing stench that come with the eye sore nuisance of the sea weeds. As a result, E&S Company and others affected could not wait on the government to deal with the matter so they stepped in as corporate citizens and started cleaning yesterday December 3, 2014.

E&S Construction took its crew out to the bay in their numbers and the sea weed was in such large volume that they practically worked all day. Along with them was proprietor of 'De Loose Mongoose' Mr Neil Cline who was also joined by a visiting tourist.

“As a business owner here we decided to pitch in and make it a concerted effort because it is a lot and the last time the guys were here from conservation they did a great job but it was a heavy cost, it was a very heavy cost to the government and I think this is just us being environmentally responsible,” said Mr Cline.

According to Cline if more businesses and citizens as a whole can follow suit much more can be accomplished. “Mr Eugene Smith from E & S Construction was the one who initiated the clean up so we all just jumped in,” add Mr Cline.

Echoed by Mr Smith, Mr Cline said that Trellis Bay is a community. “That’s the one thing I love about it, it’s a community of people that anything they pitch in, they help out to have the bay continue to thrive,” he said.

“I see everybody on the beach and I said you need a hand and I took a fork and I jumped in the water and started working with them. This is a very beautiful place, I come every year, Neil is my friend and he is a gentleman and I want to see the place continue to look beautiful so I help,” said the tourist who is a fisherman from residing in the USA but a national of Italy, Mr Franco of Gloucester MA.

“Call me the good tourist that loves the BVI, that appreciates the friendship I share with Mr Cline, he is the reason I would keep coming because he is a man with a beautiful heart that helps to make my stay in the BVI better every time. He took me to Anegada and it was the most amazing experience, yes I am a fisherman and catch lobsters but the lobsters in Anegada is oh boy, wow, wow, wonderful truly wonderful not like everywhere else,” said the tourist.

“I pay back by helping to clean the sea weed. It is nature at work but we need to help nature and I don’t mind giving up some of my personal time to help out I wish I could have called out some more tourist and let’s clean up with these guys. They are not frowning to do it; they are doing it with pleasure, make fun while working so anyone would want to come and help but this is really a lot,” he added.

As for Mr Smith of E&S he had not much to say other than he couldn’t close his eyes to the sight as he grew in the Bay and will always do what’s necessary to help save it.

16 Responses to “'We are saving the Govt a heavy cost’ – Mr Neil Cline”

  • jtv (04/12/2014, 08:53) Like (10) Dislike (57) Reply
    This sea weed is the sins of the current government
  • zoe (04/12/2014, 10:20) Like (26) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good job Cline
  • Kingfish (04/12/2014, 10:34) Like (20) Dislike (9) Reply
    These businesses should have addressed the problem with the sea weed a long time ago, it has a negative impact on their businesses, take care of the problem, we cannot expect government to do everything.
  • A bvislander..with pride (04/12/2014, 10:44) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    How great and selfless to do such a daunting job...with smiles and asking nothing in return..just great and you are truly caring citizens..Well don all of you.
  • pat (04/12/2014, 11:07) Like (28) Dislike (6) Reply
    he is right. if more people chipped in to help pick up trash, clean the beaches, cut brush, we wouldn't have to depend on government so much and it would get done and save money. It is part of being a good citizen.
    Thank you Mr. Cline.
    • Jack B-Quik (06/12/2014, 09:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      This is the same thing that I said to my sister the other day; after I was forced to fight through the wild brush from the side growing towards the main road. If only we were more community-minded, we could organize small committees and decide every weekend or so, to go out and do those little roadside jobs. Why wait on the government - any government?
      We could take more pride in ourselves and our small community. But no, most people are just looking for a payout, and handouts. Sometimes, they're collecting and the work still isn't done consistently. It speaks poorly of us as humans period.
  • To: Conservation and Fisheries (04/12/2014, 12:51) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Can a study be done to see if this seaweed is good for anything??? Every disappointment is always an appointment!
  • Truth (04/12/2014, 16:19) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    It's good for agriculture as a manure. Think the salt has to be removed completely then it's ready to be applied. Anyone interested could look into it. Great job guys. A country is built by communities and not government.
  • Gret Job Eugine (04/12/2014, 17:58) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Taking your construction crew off of paying jobs to clean up Trellis Bay was excellent. As ususal your caring heart and selfless deeds won't go un reconized. It was not surprising you didn't say much in the interview for you always want to work behind the seen ... always giving without asking for much in return. . . not this time . . . I proud of you guys... all of you... A job well done. . . .
  • Queen (04/12/2014, 20:00) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Neil has always been a man with a good heart. Proud of you GOOD JOB
  • JP (05/12/2014, 01:17) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good going neil continue to do good


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