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JVD residents displaced by hurricane trio to receive permanent, semi-permanent homes

Turnbull

Residents of Jost Van Dyke whose homes were gravely affected by the trio of hurricanes that hit the territory between 2017 and 2019 will soon receive permanent and semi-permanent homes.

The representative of the Second District where Jost Van Dyke is located, Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull told BVI News the decision was taken during a visit to the sister island with the Health & Social Development Minister Carvin Malone on Tuesday.

He said the homes of the recipients’ were compromised in the 2017 hurricanes while their subsequent places of abode were damaged during Hurricane Dorian last week.

These weather events have caused them to be homeless.

 “Two of the persons who qualified for the housing assistance are going to receive a concrete structure and another four are going to receive a wooden structure with a concrete foundation until we can get some other things worked out,” Turnbull said.

Happy

The Second District representative also said he is pleased these families are being assisted. 

“It will be much better than they were living in for the last two years that were unsanitary and unfit for human beings. They will have their restroom facilities, running water, etcetera and live like human beings. So that is something that has been a long time coming,” he said.

“The persons we met yesterday were also pleased,” Turnbull added.

The displaced persons are currently living with family and friends around on the island.

Work to commence this month

Based on discussions, Turnbull said work on the project is likely to begin in the coming weeks.

“The measurements for the concrete structures were being carried out so work should start within the next week or two,” he told BVI News.

When BVI News contacted Social Development Minister Carvin Malone for budget estimates for the undertaking, he said: “Details of the plans and budgets will be released once completed.”

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  1. Concern says:

    They are several VG residents displaced as well, and didn’t even get grants to help rebuild homes that were owned by parents no children reside in them. It’s sad how people are being selected for help.

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  2. ok says:

    One of the first lines says district 2, he his helping people in his district, did anyone on VG reach out to their representative ?

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    • Great going Mitch says:

      I’m keeping it real, I am a sometime critic of yours but it’s nothing personal. I am going to give you your props for what you did for the displaced persons in JVD.

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      • Wendy says:

        Ummm excuse me??? What Mitch did for the displaced people on on JVD!!!???!!!! PLEASE TELL ME WHAT HE DID TO HELP US THAT ARE STILL DISPLACED???

  3. What about me says:

    Im living on jvd i and my kids are displqced since hurricane as well
    . House displaced. Came to the governmen several times and nothing! But i see yall helped others that werent affected. I saw yall helped local born as well as non local born. I see yall hrlped people who you’ll just wanna help.. my aunt is a elder lady part of her place was destroyed as well . The part that wasnt destroyed was used for shelter for all those people recieving aid.. but nothing for her..

  4. Quiet says:

    At least the crazy lady be quiet now

    • The Crazy Lady says:

      Oh yes, once government keeps its word and the good people of Jost Van Dyke get the help they so badly need…I shall cease and desist. At least now I know y’all been listening. Thanks!

  5. Shameful says:

    It is a shame that she had to get crazy before she received any aid. This place is sometimes beyond unbelievable and you so-called God-fearing people have no empathy whatsoever.

  6. What crazy lady? says:

    Are we talking about W***y when you refer to the crazy lady? The lady who does not have to live like that, but chooses to? Her family is crazy wealthy and would be more than willing to fly her home. She has lived off of government assistance that is actually meant for those who have no other means of assistance! There’s a lot of other factually info that I could point out about her, but I will refrain myself. Surely, Karma will eventually find her. The positive is that she has in fact brought constantly light to those who are actually suffering over on Jost. It’s upsetting to know that she herself will benefit from assistance that is meant for those who are the real victims of Irma.

    • You sick person!!!! YOU CLEARLY HAVE BEEN MISINFORMED YOU PSYCHOTIC RUMOR SPREADER!!! WHO IN HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE??? AN UNEDUCATED IGNORANT FOOL. KARMA??? OH YES...AT THIS AGE, MY KARMA SURE AS HELL IN BETTER SHAPE THAN YOURS...CLEARLY! MAY YOU REVEAL YOUR MEDICAL QUALIFICATIONS TO DEAM ME CRAZY?? IF IM SO CRAZY AS YOU CLAIM TO THINK I AM, THEN YES, IM CRAZY TO HAVE STAYED HERE AFTER IRMA TO TAKE THE SHIT PEOPLE LIKE YOU ARE DISHING OUT. THE TIME YOUVE SPENT WASTING says:

      You sick person!!!! YOU CLEARLY HAVE BEEN MISINFORMED YOU PSYCHOTIC RUMOR SPREADER!!! WHO IN HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE??? AN UNEDUCATED IGNORANT FOOL. KARMA??? OH YES…AT THIS AGE, MY KARMA SURE AS HELL IN BETTER SHAPE THAN YOURS…CLEARLY! MAY YOU REVEAL YOUR MEDICAL QUALIFICATIONS TO DEAM ME CRAZY?? IF IM SO CRAZY AS YOU CLAIM TO THINK I AM, THEN YES, IM CRAZY TO HAVE STAYED HERE AFTER IRMA TO TAKE THE SHIT PEOPLE LIKE YOU ARE DISHING OUT. THE TIME YOUVE SPENT WASTING ON THINKING AND WRITING ABOUT HOW CRAZY I AM….YOU COULD HAVE VOLUNTEERED YOUR TIME TO THE COMMUNITY AS I HAVE SINCE THAT FATEFUL DAY IRMA HIT YS! YOU METTE MOTHER….ER! USE YOUR TIME TO BENEFIT EVERYONE INSTEAD OF CRITICISING SOMEONE WHO TRULY CARES ABOUT THIS TERRITORY AND LIST EVERYTHING TWICE OVER. ASK JVD PEOPLE IF ALL I DO IS HELP PEOPLE AND VOLUNTEER MY TIME, SWEAT AND ENERGY! YOU SAD, PATHETIC LOSER!

    • The Crazy Lady says:

      Thank you! Finally someone with some good reasoning! No, I wouldn’t have had to go all postal on everyone if they did their jobs and not act like their entitled to a paycheck for sitting on their inept ass…DOING NOTHING!! I have never come across a massive set of people who were so arrogant and ignorant in my short little life! What

    • Wendy says:

      You ignorant fool! Perhaps if you spent the time you have on commenting about me, you could have volunteered your time and effort into helping someone who needs it as have I ever since Irma.
      POOR YOU!

  7. WH says:

    Listen everyone…for 2 years I have been trekking over Tortola from Jost pleading with Housing Rebuild to PLEASE help us!!! My husband has a 4 year, huge infectious MRSR infection, so I’ve had to live in a tent. This tent has been through hell and back…all shredded and raining inside. WE NEED ELECTRICITY now as we have been living like ANIMALS for 2 years! I have NO FACILITIES NEAR ME!!! I carry 4 gallons of water daily from all the way down the road.
    Yes Mitch…FINALLY!!! I do hope SIDNEY HENDRICKS of Little Harbour is at the top of your list!

  8. Wendy says:

    Damn straight!

  9. The Crazy Lady says:

    Oh yes, once government keeps its word and the good people of Jost Van Dyke get the help they so badly need…I shall cease and desist. At least now I know y’all been listening. Thanks!

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