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Gov’t pushing hard to sign to sewerage contract in coming days

Premier and Seventh District Representative, Dr Natalio Wheatley.

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley said his government is moving aggressively towards signing a contract in the coming days for the East End/Long Look (EE/LL) Sewerage Project. 

“One thing that persons will notice over the next few weeks is that we are pushing hard to get a contract signed for some inter-connections between the gravity lines and the main line going down to Long Swamp,” Premier Wheatley said on the VIP Let’s Talk radio programme. 

He explained that tenders have already been evaluated and said a technical committee has already forwarded a report to the Central Tenders Board for the sewerage treatment plant for a decision to be made. 

Dr Wheatley also dismissed what he described as “false information“ about the Eighth District being ignored and said no such thing had happened. 

“When we’re finished doing the work of connecting the mainstay from Parham Town straight down to Long Swamp, we will be able to continue with the roadwork all the way into the Eighth District, so the Eighth District certainly hasn’t been forgotten about,” the premier said.

In fact, the Premier expressed that manholes and wet wells have been ordered and should be arriving shortly for the project, and are expected to be installed in conjunction with pipes which have been awaiting their arrival.

Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Eighth District candidate, Allen Wheatley said he was hopeful that there would soon be a connection between the Seventh and Eighth districts within the next few months.


Meanwhile, Premier Wheatley also reiterated that tenders went out for roads between Paraquita Bay and Hodges Creek as well as and for the section between Hodges Creek and Fat Hogs Bay.

“It’s going to be two phases,” he commented “I believe the tenders, if they haven’t come in, they should be coming in the next couple weeks or so. So we’re pushing to see if we can get those contracts signed over the next couple of weeks.”

He further explained that sewerage work needed to be done before the roads could be completed so that the roads won’t be dug up again.

Premier Wheatley shared that residents can expect a number of features for the new road networks in the districts, including sidewalks, proper drainage and conduits to facilitate the future laying of electric cable lines.

He also assured persons that accommodations will be made for landscaping, which he said will likely feature palm trees alongside the roadway.


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  1. Concern BVI Citizen says:

    What a political ploy, why are they continue to insult the people intelligence.

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  2. The HOA devolved! says:

    How are these fools able to keep spending our money in corrupt ways after an election called!?
    The Audit report 5 years from now will show who got all the money! We need reform. STOP this nonsense!

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  3. Licher and Sticher Good says:

    Sl** Wande, the slowest premier in the history of BVI politics really living up to his name. A few days of getting out of office and you sign a major contract. What kind of ole man politrics is this?

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  4. John public says:

    VIP really taking the voters in the east for a pack of @$$#$

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  5. Fedup says:

    Your grandfather Willard was such an honest decent man how did you come like this? How did you allow Andrew to shape you into this monster. You really lost our way. Who is going to get this contract one of Carvin’s friends?

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  6. Yah right… says:

    This comes up every election time. How many cycles? Yet nothing is evcer done. A perfect example of the finest political hot air available.

  7. Failure to Launch says:

    It doesn’t matter who gets this contract this work will not even start before April 24th. Then if this government is sent off, the next group will hold it up. This project could have been done and dusted when it was started under NDP all those many years ago. Then they were sent home and Mr. F who then became the VIP Min of C&W sent home all the people on that job. Then they waited until nearly election, just like now, and gave it to CM who didn’t get it started. All his people have to come from Washington DC. So much has to happen for this job to get done that signing contracts at this stage won’t get the job nearly started. Another example of blowing smoke as a result of failure to launch.

  8. Belonga says:

    Governor. Please stop this project So we can preserve the treasury for the new Govt. This well only facilitate last minute kick backs.

  9. Well Sah! says:

    Showande talking about the $7M for the plane and well know it was an investment that went bad and is presently before a court in the states.
    But that can’t compare to the $23M which was dished out to friends, family and cronies, $40M to fisher folks and farmers, plus $6M to Cox to save the BVI good name after during the COI. All the 5 story houses on hillsides and the list goes on. And only gave $500.00 to the schools,I guess that was to buy toilet paper.

    Head Coach and his gang destroyed these beautiful Islands of the BVI with drugs smuggling, guns, corruption, money laundering, obeah and then want to put the blame on the UK. Showande the British is coming for you and your gang of robbers very soon.

  10. Wtf says:

    Why are they pushing so hard now to get this contract sign is anybody’s guess. My guess is so that they can get a big kick back because they are not getting back in.

  11. @ failure to launch says:

    Not just failure to launch, it’s an explosion at the launch pad thanks to the poor planning that has become a hallmark of VIP and NDP administrations. SW is pushing for a sewerage contract (as others have done before) but what exactly do they hope to achieve? Connecting some pipe is all well and good, but where is all the sewerage going? How qualified is the tenders board to decide who gets the contract? Or, is it the lowest price? What was left out? What are the qualifications of the bidders (besides having friends on the right places)?
    Same old same old. Waste management is not and has not been a priority in this territory for decades. Will it ever be?

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