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Repair works on West End Police Station completed

- to be fully functional by November 1, 2015- RVIPF
Deputy Financial Secretary, Mr. Wendell Gaskin handed over the keys of the refurbished Police Station to the Permanent Secretary in the Deputy Governor’s Office, Mr. David Archer, today September 25, 2015. Photo: GIS
WEST END, Tortola, VI- Residents on the western end of Tortola will continue to receive essential law-enforcement services and a more visible police presence following the completion of works on the West End Police station.

Deputy Financial Secretary, Mr. Wendell M. Gaskin handed over the keys of the refurbished Police Station to the Permanent Secretary in the Deputy Governor’s Office, Mr David D. Archer, today September 25, 2015. 

The West End Police station was previously closed to undergo major repairs to the facility. As part of the extensive structural works, a new roof was installed and renovations were made to the office accommodations and police barracks. 

The completed works include the replacement of windows, the installation of a new security and fire system, the renovation and installation of interior finishes, painting to the interior and exterior areas, the removal and installation of an air conditioning system, plumbing and electrical works. The project was carried out to the tune of $318,000.000 and was completed over a nine month period, from January to September 2015.

The West End Police Station is expected to be fully operational by November 1.

The project was executed by the Project Support Services Unit of the Ministry of Finance under the guidance of Project Manager Duane Fraites and Project Coordinator Mrs. Barbara Pickering-St. Rose.

The refurbishment of the West End Police Station is in keeping with Government’s mandate to provide protection to residents while improving the infrastructure of its facilities.

7 Responses to “Repair works on West End Police Station completed”

  • Dulcina (25/09/2015, 19:52) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    Thank you NDP for the expensive and expansive repairs and refurbishment to the Police Station. Carrot Bay gained a Post Office. A fisherman,'s dock is close to completion.
    I believe the dock in The Towers will soon have the few broken planks replaced. If it costs more than a few hundred dollars,$300 or so that would be thievery. But a refurbishment for more !money would be nice if the budget will allow.
    Thank you NDP!
    Another thing,if you could do a Lil repair to the disgraceful shoreline ,repair Rawleigh Well,clean up the metal debris,plastic bottles,bags and so forth,....but I am not wanting to be greedy so do the best you can as you always do.
    Thank You NDP.,the cargo boats too need to find other areas for their repairs and business. It is not fair to the residents to have their property devalued without any say or notification that the Towers is to be an industrial area and their sea baths spoiled with oil and whatever else from these cargo boats.

    • dog (26/09/2015, 17:36) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      thank you Ducina! I have long been disheartened that the shore at towers has slowly been filled in for cargo boats, and Barge repairs and banging goes long into the night. Where are the permits? who gave permission for an industrial park in the middle of residents? Is that the reason that the intersection hasn't been transformed into a centre village? It has a gas station, laundry, grocery store, phone, car rental and potential for more retail in the falling down building at the intersection. If barges can use that area, why can't the WE ferry dock be moved down there too? there is more space and more convenient to Carrot bay etc. But Towers is getting trashed for private benefit without any public meetings or approval of residents!! Is Andrew in on this??
      • Dulcina (27/09/2015, 16:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Very disheartening what is happening in the Towers. Andrew lives smack in the middle of it all. He has no choice but to see and to know so it is evident that he has enabled this travesty and not for the common good. Valued waterfront of owners in a resdential area,poof,just so ...This must be changed so please voice .document your dissatisfaction to the current Gov..I am confident that it will be addressed and corrected appropriately.
  • wize up (26/09/2015, 13:05) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    our people are very strange: the police station was closed and that became a hot social and political issue and rightfully so....the station will be reopened and I am 90% sure some stupid talk will rise-up...
  • wize up (26/09/2015, 18:40) Like (1) Dislike (36) Reply
    I almost forget to thank ms Smith who ran for the first district for her input in getting our police station back in west end( yea, run go talk that)
    • Queen Mary (27/09/2015, 21:54) Like (0) Dislike (19) Reply
      Thank you Shaina! When time come for you as D1 full time rep,tis den mortar 'n pestle flyin. Nothing happens before its time.
  • civil servants (27/09/2015, 14:11) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    deeds dam civil service playing politicans I aint remember electing bow tie and pow so we aint want to see or hear a ting from um

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