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'I couldn't use Noel Lloyd restroom as it was closed @ 9.30am' - caller

-said she had to walk all the way to Riteway Supermarket to relieve herself
Host of the 3D Show Doug Wheatley. Photo: VINO/File
The restroom facilities at the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park. Photo:
The restroom facilities at the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park. Photo:
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A member of the public is peeved about her experience this week when she was unable to use the public restroom facilities at the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park as they were closed in the middle of the morning.

She was a live caller into the 3D Show with Doug Wheatley aired on ZBVI 780 AM last evening September 25, 2015.

"I went by Banco Popular yesterday morning (Thursday September 24, 2015) and I passed by the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park restroom around 9.30am and I wanted to urinate and the door was pulled down at that hour of the morning," she said.

"And I had to walk until I reached Riteway to pee. So who is in charge of opening the restroom in the Noel Lloyd Park?" she asked.

"It is ridiculous. Minutes to ten and the place is closed," she lamented.

Host Doug Wheatley said that sometimes people build these structures with good intentions but sometimes maintaining them and making sure everything is up to date doesn't always work out.

He said that he was aware that the Lions Club might have had something to do with the restroom facilities at the park and he was hoping that a member from that service organisation would have called into the show and shed some light on the situation.

"So we have to be vigilant in these matters," he said.

16 Responses to “'I couldn't use Noel Lloyd restroom as it was closed @ 9.30am' - caller”

  • Really Now? (26/09/2015, 09:23) Like (9) Dislike (30) Reply
    The things people will call in about, and be entertained with, smh. A child, I can understand. A grown's called self control and using the bathroom before you leave home.
    • @Really Now (26/09/2015, 16:18) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
      That is a very thoughtless and selfish comment. Mindsets like yours is why this country is lacking and not maintaining basic facilities. Think for just a second. There are many people with health issues like diabetes and other ailments that could make a person have to use the bathroom more frequently, think about pregnant women, elderly persons.
  • Shame Shame Shame (26/09/2015, 09:34) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    Disgraceful! We all pay taxes and such a facility is essential for all those people who do not live in Road Town but who must come into RT or rather descend on the city of Road Town every single day to transact business. The private sector should also play a role in providing access to such basic human facilities for the public to use in a practical manner.
  • Lions member (26/09/2015, 10:10) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    The restroom facilities was built with the help of the Lions club and generous donations from the community. It was then handed over to the Government for upkeep and maintenance. Remember the park has no such permanent facilities even though it was there for years.
    The restroom is maintained by Wickhams Cay Authority. I know they have been doing a fine job over the years and this may be an isolated case of one day it opened late. Sometimes I have to shake my head at the comments of persons and on the airwaves!!! There is also a public bathroom at Crafts Alive which is just over the road.
  • ...... (26/09/2015, 10:20) Like (5) Dislike (6) Reply
    Ndp is closed for business election is over!
  • wize up (26/09/2015, 11:18) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    2-things: we are very good at building things in the territory then don't adequately maintain them and we are very good at passing laws in house of assembly and then do not enforce them....
  • Candle light (26/09/2015, 12:20) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    The Lions raised the funds and build them, but then officially turned them over to the Government. I attended the Alzheimer candle light vigil last week in the afternoon, hosted jointly by the Lions and Rotary Clubs and when I wanted to use the restroom - it was closed. If there are any functions at the park, Wickham Cay Auth. has to give permission, so they knew, but nobody bothered to open the door. Very sad.
  • i use the bathroom (26/09/2015, 13:41) Like (5) Dislike (16) Reply
    the bathroom is open every weekday morning at 8:30 am and close at 6:00 pm so to the caller please tell the truth as people reputation is on watch here and i must say that the persons who cleans it does a nice job too
    • @ i use the bathroom (26/09/2015, 15:05) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      You ndp paid bloggers are still out
    • Concerned (26/09/2015, 19:35) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      It has never been open for me lately. It is clean and nice but it is not open like it used to be. Needs to be checked in to!
  • Not true (26/09/2015, 16:58) Like (29) Dislike (1) Reply
    Not true. Sometimes it is closed at that time.
  • Gasson (26/09/2015, 17:07) Like (0) Dislike (29) Reply
    Heifer could have gone to gov admin building and stop *itchin.
  • Lily Ann (26/09/2015, 18:36) Like (2) Dislike (18) Reply
    If the restroom stays open and young people in heat messes it up, yall will say they should close it, now they close it, yall bashing them because u didnt get to pee. If Im correct Road Town is the heart of the country, business places left right and center. So why u taking your lying a.. all the way down Rite way for ?? Bobbies have a restroom, they never turn away no body yet. Craft alive have a public room as well etc !!!!!!
    • can't believe (27/09/2015, 05:35) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
      Ignorant comment!! Why have a public restroom if it isn't open to the public!! Where is your common sense!! We are forever regressing with your kind of mentality!!
      • Lily Ann (27/09/2015, 20:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        So you wanna tell me she should be roaming the street like a disgruntled a** looking for some where to pi** ??? Stupidity at its highest !!!
  • Observer (27/09/2015, 15:26) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    If folks cleanup after using a facility the place wouldn't have to be locked. People go in the park and eat, there are plenty garbage bins yet the food containers are on the ground even on the benches. Events are kept in the park be it parties, weddings etc. take your garbage with you. The park is now the sleeping headquarters for vagrants, I am sure they go in the toilets and mess them up. (That can be the reason they are locked). It is a possibility the toilets are also sleeping headquarters.(That can be the reason they are locked). It is articles like these rules come about, we are fortunate that we can use our parks 24/7 without paying or a security guard 24/7 policing the area. Imagine the bathroom was open and the person who wanted to use it couldn't get in due to the fact that faeces, urine, toilet paper and water covered the floor. What would you have said? Yes things like these do happen when toilets are open 24/7 without supervision. Many unpleasant things can happen in unsupervised places. I have been to places and I had to pay $.50 to use the toilet. Maybe we will have to put a nice fencing around the park, beautify the area, hire a watchman to guard and in doing likewise charge an entry fee for maintenance and security.

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