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American singer pledges materials, labour to JVD clinic

The community health clinic on Jost Van Dyke. (Contributed photo)

The Kenny Chesney’s Love for Love City Foundation has pledged materials, equipment, and labour towards the rebuilding of the community health clinic on Jost Van Dyke.

The clinic was badly damaged by the September hurricanes, which took the facility’s roof, doors, and windows, while also damaging the living quarters of the clinical staff.

“We know what it is like, you are not alone… It is an opportunity to do great things. It is not anything to be sad about. We will move forward to make things better,” said Director of the Foundation, John McInnis.

While expressing thanks to the Foundation for the pledges, Health Minister Ronnie Skelton promised to restore the clinic to full functionality in the ‘shortest time possible’.

Site preparation began last Thursday, November 30.

Kenny Chesney – an American country singer and songwriter – launched the Love for Love City Foundation to support Hurricane Irma disaster relief for the United States and British Virgin Islands.

So far, the Foundation has delivered medical supplies, water, food, building materials, and generators to residents on Jost Van Dyke.

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  1. SB says:

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    Dude seems to be REAL people he looked out for my peeps in ST.john who lost restaurant.

    They basically up and running cause that is one of his favorite spots. look when these man love a vibe money is nothing.

    • BVIslander in USA says:

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      You are correct! There are a lot of people in the Caucasian community that are not racist and have hearts of gold. I worship with them every Saturday. Although a US mainland church we have members from well over 100 plus countries (Russians, Afro Caribbean, black and white Americans, Europeans you name it) worshiping together and we truly love each other and look out for one another regardless of skin color or political leaning. People like Kenny were raised in the church believing in bible principles, God and just genuinely wanting to live a life of service to others. Living out the creed to whom much is given much is required… doing right as a human being and believe in God just like you all do in the BVI. This why I get so irritated by the mean spirited stuff that some people in the BVI post on the news sites.

      Not everyone helping is trying to take the BVI from you all, as a matter of fact none of them that came forward to help so far asked you all for anything in return that I have read in the news. So please folks open your eyes, hearts and minds to others trying to help you all recover and please please stop the hate amongst yourselves and those trying to help.

  2. fan says:

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    you the man kenny

  3. Hmmmmmm!! says:

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    Thanks Kenny JVD will always love you!!!

  4. Lost says:

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    Thank you.

  5. Wes says:

    Poorly-rated. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 3

    Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

  6. Albion says:

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    I think we could all take heart from Kenny Chesney’s lyrics in “This Is Our Moment”:

    We’ve been sweating a whole life long just to get this right /
    It’s a work hard hit hard struggle, its a sacrifice /
    This is our moment /
    This is our time /
    And we are not holding back /
    We’re laying it all on the line /
    This is our destiny /
    It’s our time to shine /

  7. Other news says:

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    One must re-visit and re-read his/her editorials before posting.

    One should also be of a sincere heart.

    How can one spew so much hate in one editorial and in just another ask the reading world to “please stop the hate amongst yourselves and those trying to help.”

    Hypocrisy anywhere is hypocrisy everywhere.

    Sad!

    • BVIslander in USA says:

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      My Dear Brother or Sister..you call it hypocrisy, I call it being honest in love with a sincere heart. Nothing I would not say to my own flesh and blood. I was correcting an ignorant rant that contained baseless information that lack facts. Christian or not we do a disservice to others when we to allow them to make ignorant statements that lacks thoughtful and broader analysis of the real issues and problem. Then others jump on the same ban wagon without those who know better correcting the information or helping them understand what is really going on. How do you think fake news gets started that sways elections and causes riots? Each one teacher one…even if presented harshly because we are not a monolithic people; we come in all styles and personalities.

      With that said let us get back to the focus of this particular thread; thanking Mr. Chesney for his generosity to the BVI dispute the nonsense and ungreatfulness that gets spewed on these news sites.

  8. Other news says:

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    good try, but same old same old.

    Improvement needed. Failing grade.

    Lastly, attacking folk for the sake of attacking, without cause or merit, and without a substantial position to argue on is just juvenile intellect.

  9. Other news says:

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    good try, but same old same old.

    Improvement needed. Failing grade.

    Lastly, attacking folk for the sake of attacking, without cause or merit, and without a substantial position to argue on is just juvenile intellect

  10. @other news says:

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    Go say a prayer and chill out!

  11. Other news says:

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    That’s much better!

  12. Other news says:

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    Weekend thought:

    We are as beautiful as our thoughts are.

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