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Residents told: Chip in, gov’t can’t do everything

We can’t leave everything on the system” – Walwyn

Government minister Myron Walwyn is calling for all hands on deck as the territory moves forward with clean-up and rebuilding efforts.

He said residents should chip in and not wait on Government to get things done.

“We can’t leave everything on the system… The Government can’t do everything. I want to make it clear, we can’t do everything. We need everybody to get the work done,” Walwyn said today during a meeting with business owners in Road Town.

While noting that the Government has organized for garbage trucks to collect debris and other waste that littered the territory following Hurricane Irma, Walwyn said persons who have the means should dispose of garbage themselves.

Metal wastes are currently being transported to the dump in Coxheath on Tortola while other wastes are being transported to the island’s incinerator in Pockwood Pond.

“If you can transport some [solid waste] to the locations that were given by the Premier, transport them. There is a lot happening at one time and we need everybody to get onboard to help us. If you have a pickup truck, if you have a neighbour who has a pickup truck, get the pickup truck and drive the galvanize to Coxheath and drop the rubbish to the incinerator. We cannot sit down and wait [on the Government] for everything,” Walwyn told residents.


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