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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Empty lots

This BVI News photo was captured during peak work hours on Tuesday, January 16.

The parking lot located in the vicinity of the fallen traffic lights in Road Town is usually a competitive area for parking.

However, since the September 2017 hurricanes, motorists are able to find parking with relative ease in Road Town, which was once a highly-commercialised and populated area.

This is an indication of the ‘new realities’ the British Virgin Islands is experiencing following the three major and successive weather events last year.

Several local businesses are still scrambling to reopen while others have closed permanently. These factors have contributed to an increase in unemployment across the territory.

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12 Comments

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  1. Alone says:

    Yeah boy story come to bump

  2. maybe says:

    For balance…..maybe it is all the cars out of commission. 3 of my household are waiting on repairs and catch a ride to work each day !!

  3. Hmmm says:

    This can also be attributed to the fact that some businesses are operating from outside of town and other locations until their usual business premises have been repaired.

  4. The Real Boo says:

    Empty like the Government. Empty promises, empty treasury, and empty of innovation and ideas. Do we have to seriously wait for 2019? Can these jokers take a hike sooner rather than later?

  5. Albion says:

    Some pictures tell a thousand words.

    This picture tells just one: depopulation.

    • Longshanks says:

      Agreed, and the start of a long term depression as a consequence. When you walk into businesses which used to thrive and see just one person having lunch, you know it is going to be difficult.

      Even more so when the govt policies all seem to be not to facilitate / welcome people back but to focus on irrelevant implementation of policies which don’t make any sense.

      I cry for my BVI.

  6. Wendy says:

    I see an opportunity for a breath of fresh air.

  7. Many says:

    say, thank you Wendy!!!!

  8. BVI TO THE BONE says:

    Progress is being made every day and we gave God Thanks. If persons will stop complaining and fussing about the Government things will be a lot better. Those who fussing is who have the Government broke. Persons working in Government and still getting government contracts etc. Every department has vehicles driving up and down day and night Yeah.

  9. Quote of the Day says:

    ” Those who fussing is who have the Government broke”

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