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Rush to get all derelict vehicles out the territory by December 31

File photo of derelict vehicles in Road Town.

The Ministry of Health is pushing to have the remaining derelict vehicles and materials out of the territory before the end of this year.

This is because the lease agreement for the area in Pockwood Pond where the derelict materials are being currently stored will expire on that date.

This was revealed by Minister of Health Carvin Malone who further told BVI News that the collection of derelict materials across the territory has now resumed.

“We only have availability of that site until December 31st 2019. So, this is why it is a big push to get all of the derelict vehicles and bulk white away from the island, so we can then load it on the barge when it returns before December ends,” Malone stated.

He further said, “the site is leased where we have that area, but it has been extended a number of times and the owner would like to have possession of their site after the 31st of December.”

Minister Malone said the lease of the area where the materials are being kept was agreed to under the previous administration.

“We had a number of different areas. Soon after the storms we had to find an area where we could place it (derelict materials), the whole concept of moving them out was not possible at the time and that was the best spot.”

Incentive to achieve goal

In the meantime, Malone said that his ministry has been spearheading an incentive to fast-track the moving of all derelict materials to the Pockwood Pond location.

He said, “We’re basically in a phase where we’re paying – I think its $80 per load or $80 per car – to take them down because we need to be able to identify where these abundant of derelict vehicles are located throughout the island, as we are inviting people to find them and inform us and we’ll move them.”

“We do have wreckers and operators and do also have folks with trucking licenses and everything, so whichever way is easiest to get it down there is what we want to use,” the minister added.

Storage areas being cleaned up

Malone also said the other areas where derelict vehicles were temporarily stored are in the process of being cleaned up.

“We’ve cleaned up the site at Sea Cow’s Bay, so that would not be accepting any more vehicles. We are trying to clean up the site at Cox Heath so we would get that clean and we have to move all the vehicles away from Pockwood Pond, and if we can get them shipped off the island then we want to do that as opposed to stock piling them somewhere else on the island,” said Malone who is also a Territorial At-Large Representative.

The minister is appealing to all residents to contact the Ministry of Health and report any siting of derelict vehicles or materials so they can be removed.

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  1. Peaches says:

    What about the derelict vehicles all over the different communities and even in the town area? Those need to be added to the bulk as well.

    This country is so nasty.

    Like 11
    • Lol says:

      The reason why the country is so nasty. Is because the people are nasty. It’s the obvious plain truth. I’m not saying all but the majority of the people in the BVI are down right nasty and that’s the truth. Anyone living here should know that by now.

  2. Bystander says:

    There are about 8 cars dumped off a dirt road on your left off Ridge Rd on Hope Hill as you approach the Church of God of Prophesy which is being re-built coming from the Tamarind Club junction.

  3. Devon says:

    All the Ministry of Health needs to do is drive around the Island and look ! They are everywhere on the sides of roads and properties.. They will never be repaired by the owners, just an eyesore for everyone else.. no pride and just getto.

    Like 20
  4. thought says:

    entering both sides of Cane Garden Bay. Take your pick from the junk

  5. Tag and go says:

    The ministry needs to stop with that paper they post on the derelict vehicle. They post it today and someone removes it same day while the vehicle stays there untouched. Let the wrecker be on standby and as you tag them go with them. Too many people are making government roads their personal wreck and mechanic shops

    Like 12
  6. Belle vue Boonsie says:

    Ok nice. So I will again draw attention to the road that leads down to Joyce Samuel Primary school(the road that cuts through in front of the Day Care with the yellow wall) Please can someone do something about the old bus and blue Nissan car that are parked and blocking the public from using that road PLEASE. I will leave the screaming of kids and their hoggish treatment for another time…wish the parents knew the horror of that place. SAD

  7. Yess says:

    Good job try remove all the others on the hill side and especially east end, all these island people just putting them old vehicles all over. Sick of them degrading the Virgin Islands.

    Like 8
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  8. Disgusted says:

    What about boats? Nothing has been removed from RT harbor.

  9. Road driver says:

    To much derelict vehicles all over the place some of those people do not have place to put them so they park them on the government road

  10. Lol says:

    Yes Continent man or woman or d*g.

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  11. A concerned resident says:

    So nobody saw this as an opportunity to get into exporting scrap metal to other countries to increase revenue and create jobs for the youths of our society. Then once they’re finished with getting rid of the derelict vehicles that same group of young people can be put to sort out the huge pile of garbage we have growing in Pockwood pond. It will take time but it will ensure jobs for the youth and it would better the environment and the health for the residents in that area.

  12. VICKIE says:

    THE BVI ARE THE SCEOND NASTY PLACE IN THE CARIBBEAN I AM VERY ASHAME OF HOW THE RESIDENTS KEEP THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD.THE GOVERNMENT LEAVE MECHANIC SET UP SHOP IN THEIR YARD AND CLOSE TO RESTAURANTS. IT IS TIME THE GOVERNMEMT GIVE THEM TIME TO CLEAN UP OR PUT HEAVY FINES ON THEM.ALSO FINE HOME OWNERS FOR PRKING BOATS AND CARS ON THE ROADS WHERE PEOPLE HAVE PROBLEM GETTING TO THEIR RESIDENTS.SOME PEOPLE HAVE NO REGARDS FOR OTHERS. TIME OVERDUE MR PREMIER WHO EVER IN CHARGE GET THEM TO DO WHAT IS REQUIRE OF THEM WE NEED TO KEEP OUR ISLANDS MORE TIDY. THE HEART OFTHE CAPTIAL IS STINCT AND UNPLEASANT FOR RESIDENTS AND TOURISTS.

  13. Just discussed says:

    There are some vehicles as you come in pockwood pond on your right after the speed bump those need to be gone

  14. boat man says:

    what about all the derelict yachts that sit i the harbours still after 2 plus years

  15. Jane says:

    Has that old concrete truck at the bottom of the elevator been moved yet?

  16. Anonymous says:

    Please there are some derilect cars parked in the Purcell on the side road just beyond the Wendel Potter Day care and Pre School. A very popular Radio personality and his family lives in the area.These derilect vehicles are an eye sore, hinders the free flow of traffic and can also be a breeding source for rodents and mosquitoes in the area. Something needs to be done to get the owner’s to remove them. Joe, you son use your influence here to get the area cleaned up.

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