While the rest of the territory complains about poor internet service locally, government workers on Virgin Gorda would be happy to get any internet at all.
But, according to Education and Culture Minister Myron Walwyn, other residents on the island are without much more necessary commodities.
“The shelter over Virgin Gorda has no electricity, no water. The Administration Complex has no internet connection over there and, of course, [there are] all the [other] issues with telecommunication and so forth,” said Walwyn who held office hours on the island last week.
He told members of the House of Assembly on Friday that residents on the sister island ‘are feeling left out quite a bit in the whole development of the country’.
‘We can’t just focus on Tortola’
He then urged legislators to ensure the sister islands are adequately included in the territory’s recovery and development.
“As we develop the country, we can’t just focus alone on Tortola. We’re not going to achieve that vision that we want because the vision should be a vision where nobody is left behind, no community is left behind, no island should be left behind,” Walwyn said.
He added that Virgin Gorda representative Hubert O’Neal has been privately championing the cause.
Virgin Gorda is one of the sister islands that has been struggling with post-hurricane issues such as a run-down government administration complex, as well as damaged police and fire stations.
Back in February, Sister Islands Programme Coordinator, Vincent Wheatley said repair works at the administration complex would have begun ‘soon’.
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