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Legislator bats for North Sound admin building to be renamed after late postmaster

Shereen Flax-Charles

Territorial At-Large Representative Shereen Flax-Charles has said she believes the government administrative building in North Sound on Virgin Gorda should be renamed after a former public officer who she says spent his professional life serving that community.

“I would like to see that the building named after John George, Sr who was the postmaster, the tax collector, etcetera, in the North Sound area for many years until his death,” the legislator said.

Meanwhile, some of the entities expected to occupy the building once the works have been completed include the post office substation for North Sound, Flax-Charles said.

That substation was based inside building before the onslaught of hurricanes Irma and Maria back in September 2017.

“I’ve also known that the police will be there and there’s a possibility of a library as well as a space for members of government that might want to have meetings with constituents in that community,” stated Flax-Charles who is also the Junior Minister for Tourism.

She said she believes that the project will benefit the residents of the North Sound community significantly and sees it as the stepping stone in getting the community back to what it was before the disasters.

“I think it will be a welcomed thing for the people of that district that there would be services that they don’t necessarily need to come into the Valley for. The North Sound community is going to soon start to come to life again once Bitter End and Biras Creek and those properties come back on stream,” the legislator said.

The government recently began the tendering process for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the building and has now invited qualified and interested firms to bid on the project.

This is one of three similar projects on Virgin Gorda which are currently out for tender by government.

The others include the Flax Administration Building rehabilitative project and the Vanterpool Administration Building reconstruction project.

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  1. vip heckler says:

    The 4 VIP atlarges are a waste of time. They are the worst 4 the country ever had. They are very LESS

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    • Three stooges says:

      They are little better than the 3 at large stooges (O’Neal, the other Flax and the other Malone) from 2007. This isn’t saying much, but they are a lil better.

  2. Yes says:

    Jhon George Sir was a great man and well deserving. Late make it happen.

  3. Roy says:

    When will this Government, have an original idea, this was in the pipeline for almost a year, what a waste of time this Government is!

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  4. Say what you want says:

    But she is a very pretty lady.

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  5. inquiring minds says:

    Is the tourist board under investigations for another scandal again?????????????? WE WANT TO KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. My Opinion says:

    Following the trend already set on that island, it can be named The George Building to also pay tribute to the late Honourable Reeial George.

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