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Youth to play integral role in BVITB led Clean-up Campaign – Hon. Christian

Hon. Archibald C. Christian hinted that youths would play a greater role in the Territory's ongoing clean-up campaign. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Youth of the Virgin Islands are set to play an integral role in the quest to enhance and preserve the appearance of the Virgin Islands as government embarks on a more aggressive path of increasing education and heightening awareness in this regard.

Territorial At-Large Representative Hon. Archibald C. Christian made this disclosure during a press conference held earlier today, November 27, 2012 at the BVI Tourist Board to provide an overview of government’s ongoing ‘BVI You’re Beautiful Keep It Clean Campaign’. The initiative is in collaboration with the BVI Tourist Board and other agencies.

Hon. Christian stated, “We have decided to engage the youths of the Territory in this campaign as we feel that they are the ones that strive to benefit from a clean and beautiful BVI when we leave it for them and their generations to enjoy.”

He revealed that a number of students from schools such as the Bregado Flax Educational Centre as well as a number of other persons from around the Territory have been involved in the campaigns.

The campaign, he further noted, was in effect to bring public awareness about the litter and the actions that many residents contribute towards debris and waste in the Territory.

Hon. Christian also related that the campaign includes a range of educational resources as well as various media approaches, which include advertisements on radio, television, social media, posters, in addition to a kid’s activity booklet. “Educating the public is an ongoing exercise, we have to constantly be bringing awareness to people about the problem and the issues with respect to waste management.”

One of the proposed television advertisements will be about a number of school children involved in a clean-up exercise. Hon. Christian explained, “youngsters have been used specifically because that’s the next generation that will inherit whatever we do in terms of waste management in the BVI.”

One particular concern raised was the issue of litter wardens and their level of effectiveness. Hon. Christian revealed that the litter warden programme was being reviewed since “the cohort” of litter wardens that were sent out approximately two years ago had experienced some challenges. “They met with some resistance,” he said, “so the litter wardens are basically… concerned about the way persons have been responding to the way they function.”

14 Responses to “Youth to play integral role in BVITB led Clean-up Campaign – Hon. Christian ”

  • egg face (27/11/2012, 15:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Finally they found something to keep archie busy form in the house chatting piss
    • Observer (27/11/2012, 21:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yes, the NDP should find more for Archie to do, as he has a lot to contribute.
      Unfortunately, the VIP didn't find something for the three stooges to do and as such makes all future at-large candidates without a ministerial portfolio, look like a waste of space.
      • @@@@@@ (28/11/2012, 15:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply your eyes!
      • @ Observer (28/11/2012, 16:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        But Ronnie, dr. Smith and funny man have seats and they have not done a thing for the country but victimised so same different..three blind mice
  • rattie (27/11/2012, 15:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    can't wait to vote he out wid he Ole talk
  • ooooo (27/11/2012, 15:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    is this the minister of garbage?
  • open up (27/11/2012, 15:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    look at this c*n man ...just a want-to-be!!!

  • Tru (27/11/2012, 21:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Waste of time for real one time rep enjoy it while it last.
  • GoonSquad (27/11/2012, 22:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    All you aint tired with your one time rep story...struppsss...go get a life or better still..go run for political you would not get enough votes to get your money back...
  • uuuuuuuuuu (27/11/2012, 23:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Archibald Totally fed up of this!!!

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