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PAHO donates garbage truck to BVI

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The Department of Waste Management (DWM) has been gifted with a brand new 2018 International 7600 SBA garbage compactor by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

The keys were officially presented to DWM Manager Greg Massicotte this week.

According to a government media release, PAHO Consultant Ronnie Lettsome said the gift is to aid the British Virgin Islands in its thrust to control waste.

Meanwhile, Minister for Health and Social Development, Ronnie Skelton placed on record his government’s gratitude for the continued support from the regional organisation.

He said the truck was “well needed”.

In March, PAHO donated a garbage truck valued more than $200,000 to the DWM.

Additionally, over the past few months, PAHO has donated an estimated $1.3 million to support health response in the territory.

Their support included a number of vehicles to assist with hurricane recovery and to support vector control.

PAHO’s aim is to improve health and living standards of the people of the Americas.

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  1. vg says:

    what dose paho do for vg..

    • CW says:

      I would guess they do a lot more than you do for vg. Sitting and complaining about other people having something nice is being a HATER. grow up when you’re ready, child. until then let the grown folks talk.

    • Really VG says:

      The truck is badly needed on Tortola. VG folks say it’s dirtier than VG all the time. You got a lot of help from the rich VG folks and frequent visitors that did not funnel down to the rest of the BVI and the I didn’t here you complaining then. Be happy for someone else for once without making it all about you.

    • Brad Boynes says:

      What do you do for you VG other than B—–? What is the quality of your intent?

  2. Concerned Resident says:

    Will see how well they take care of it and keep it maintained.

  3. LCS says:

    Many thanks PAHO.

  4. Pay attention says:

    Watch and see it will stay right there and rot like every thing else donated to us. Government don’t collect garbage. Who going use it. The private collectors? Come back and say I say so

  5. Windy says:

    Wonder if the HOA will fit in it with their big heads ?

  6. jump in the truck says:

    Ronnie,from since Saturday night you deh close to the garbage truck.

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