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Sewage issues force 1FirstBank to close for day

1FirstBank in Road Town was closed today, April 25, 2017 due to 'sewage issues'. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Customers of 1FirstBank in Road Town, Tortola were disappointed today Tuesday April 24, 2017 when they turned up for business to see a sign showing that the bank was closed for the day.

There was no teller or other routine banking services down stairs at the Road Town branch; however, a few of the employees working upstairs were able to show up for work.

It is our newsroom’s understanding that sewage issues forced the bank to close. "There was a sewage overflow that flooded the bottom area of the bank," a source alleged.

New Manager of the Tortola branch, Mr John W. Forbes could not be reached for comments up to publication time.

The Branch is expected to resume normal business hours tomorrow April 26, 2017.

In recent months banks in the Virgin Islands have come under fire from politicians, customers and watch dog groups in terms of lending practices, high loan rates and poor customer service.

18 Responses to “Sewage issues force 1FirstBank to close for day”

  • Street reporter (25/04/2017, 17:12) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
    I'm one that don't believe in this new sewage one source way. I believe that a building or an apartment build the appropriate septic size on site. Do it in away that in the event it becomes full after ,15 , 20_ ,25, 30 yrs it can't be pumped out and taken to sewage chemical plant for disposal. That's the system big Caribbean country used and don't have sewage problems... Thus is an expensive never ending, bad decision endeavor the BVI got caught up in.
  • Ya me born (25/04/2017, 17:13) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply

    Place stink ah Sh*t literally and figuratively

  • Under investigation (25/04/2017, 17:47) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    Where is Mark
    • Why (25/04/2017, 18:17) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
      You picking and don't have the full story? Hope your toilet don't back up and cry Mark. Sickening now man.
  • oUCH (25/04/2017, 18:26) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    WoW! So, if Mr Forbes could not be reached, how can we be certain that the bank will resume normal banking hours tomorrow? If I was an employee there, for sure I wasn't stepping foot back inside until they got rid of that filth.
  • Alright now (25/04/2017, 18:42) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply

    Sh*!t though; the designed and installed pipeline system has major design flaws and those will come to light. Additionally, WSD need to do more routine inspections of pumps and ensure double/triple redundancy in those critical lift stations. A grocery cannot make educated decisions on infrastructure- hence the failures of basic infrastructures. What does the OM and other risk based assessments state in the event of such disruptions to customers?!?! And not even a statement/apology from the WSD/Ministry - says volumes don't y'all think?

  • My girl (25/04/2017, 18:50) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Who owns the building?
  • cash (25/04/2017, 19:41) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    The issue of these banks is systemic, not incidental, for the entire system is infected
  • one eye (25/04/2017, 19:52) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Accounting and banking are not a skill in demand in the BVI. I know CPAs who can't find a job
  • hah (25/04/2017, 20:15) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Now that's what I call stink of money.
  • Grill Bonito (25/04/2017, 21:44) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Simply Delicious ;)
  • Prophet (25/04/2017, 23:28) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sewage issues, just a normal sight around the Island. I am not too sure what the last paragraph has to do with the subject kinda take some bite from the report.
  • . (26/04/2017, 01:02) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    yup all banks full of sh!t
  • rattie (26/04/2017, 08:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This should have been rated the best bank deman
  • Yes (26/04/2017, 09:28) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    that is not dirty money it is shtty money
  • W*F (26/04/2017, 11:19) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply

    It is no secret that sh*t runs in the road next to Noel Lloyd park, down by the Pub, and OMG, Long Swamp and Greenland. Sometimes, it is unbearable to sit at Village Cay and eat. Those idiots that we have for leaders know about the sewerage problem, but they prefer to overlook this heath issue, and do bull sh*t with our money.

  • sniffy the nose (27/04/2017, 13:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    the sewage probably came from the infamous bank across the street, the maple log bank that is ever so good.

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