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We won’t run out of food, water, fuel – Premier

 

Premier Dr D Orlando Smith said while there is only enough food on the territory’s main Island, Tortola, to last for less than a month, more will be arriving soon.

The Premier also stated that there is enough fuel on island to last for months.

“I can confirm that we have on island, diesel and gas for three to five months and our gas companies are continuing their regular shipment and supply to our islands. We do not foresee any rationing of gas or food,” said Premier Smith, who is also Minister of Finance.

“At present, on Island we have food supplies for three weeks and weekly more will be coming in,” he added.

Premier Smith also stated that the larger supermarkets on Tortola will be restocked.

“The major supermarkets have also confirmed that they will continue to open daily, and their supply channels are up and running… Thanks to these businesses and donations from various agencies we will not run out of food or drinking water.”

He noted that authorities are now utilizing the relief supplies and aid that arrived in the territory. Distribution have already begun on Tortola as well as the sister islands.

“Food and water is now coming directly to Virgin Gorda and Government’s efforts are being spearheaded on that sister islands by Sister Island Coordinator, Vincent Wheatley,” Dr Smith said.

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  1. please says:

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    I HEARD TO TURNING DOWN FOOD AND SUPPLIES HELP ,, AND THAT PEOPLE HUNGRY ,, I AM TIRED OF THE PREMIER PRETENDING THAT HE GOT EVERYTHING UNDER CONTROL , when he DOES NOT !

    • @Please says:

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      That is a blatant lie. Everything is under control. Aid is being received and distribution of supplies to the various communities and shelters has begun.

  2. Hmm says:

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    And when a tin of sardines is now priced at $1.59 double what it was. Yes of course supermarket will have food on shelves

  3. to the leadership says:

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    please stop the price gouging…stop the gas station, supermarkets and hardware stores from raising their prices. people hardly have money and they don’t know where there next paycheque is coming from.

  4. .... says:

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    So many lies it’s not funny!

  5. CAPTAIN HOOK says:

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    Where are the distribution centres????? I haven’t GOTTEN a THING!
    How will people survive when the prices are rising and rising?

    • Screechie says:

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      Now is the time to implement a price control system in the BVI so products cant be sold for more thana given figure for that particular product

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