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Gov’t working behind the scenes, residents told

“We have done a lot of work behind the scenes and some times people can’t always see.” – Walwyn

Government minister Myron Walwyn yesterday sought to reassure residents that while they may not always see it, his government continues represent the British Virgin Islands and that work is happening ‘behind the scenes’.

Walwyn’s statement has come at a time when the National Democratic Party administration has been widely criticized for poor governance leading up to, and after the hurricanes.

Residents have expressed dissatisfaction about a number of issues including overall distribution and management of relief supplies.

“We have done a lot of work behind the scenes and some times people can’t always see what is happening behind the scenes, particularly, Premier putting those plans together — those short-term and long-term plans,” said Walwyn, while urging residents to remain positive.

He continued: “It’s a matter now for us getting those things out to the public and get them involved in decision-making. But we are going to continue to do our best to help the country recover from this situation.”

The minister noted that rebuilding the hurricane-ravaged territory is a tedious process but said there have been progress since last month’s monstrous weather events.

“I want to let the public know that we are turning the corner, things are improving. One of the things that is very important is for us to remain positive throughout this challenge and that you work together and support each other and to reassure that we have a government that understands, a government that cares,” the minister said.

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