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UK gives $257k towards BVI rebuilding

Governor Augustus Jaspert

The UK government has handed over some $250,000 to assist the BVI in rebuilding two important public buildings that were destroyed by the 2017 hurricanes, Irma and Maria.

Of the total amount, $187,000 has been allocated to assist with constructing a new Magistrate’s Court while $70,000 has been earmarked for rebuilding Road Town Police Station.

The BVI government has also contributed funds towards works on these two buildings.

Governor Augustus Jaspert officially handed over the UK funds to the Recovery & Development Agency (RDA) on October 12. He reiterated that “these contributions are the latest in [the UK] government’s long-standing partnership to support BVI’s recovery and development from the 2017 hurricanes”.

He reminded the BVI that after the 2017 hurricanes, “the UK provided support within 48 hours, followed by two UK Government grants of $17 million and $14 million.”

Some public buildings including the Virgin Gorda Police Barracks, the Jost Van Dyke Admin Complex and the temporary courts, were also built with funds from the UK.

The RDA is the agency that will manage the funds for the two projects. The agency also manages funds for the rebuilding of any structure that was destroyed by the 2017 hurricanes.

After the 2017 hurricanes, the UK government implemented strict measures to govern its assistance to the BVI.

Among these measures, the UK demanded that the BVI set up the RDA to manage funds for the rebuilding process.

The RDA’s purpose is to ensure trust and accountability in the rebuilding of the territory and prevent allegations of misuse of public funds which have dogged the BVI government for many years.

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  1. wait says:

    But the BVI government clain they get nothing from the UK…

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    • Give says:

      Give the money back. The Foy hates Brits and whites. He wants to be the Dictator of the China Virgin Islands. One Love in the CVI.

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    • Please says:

      We are tired of the U.K.’s crumbs, years of nothing at all hurricanes after hurricanes and they think that a few thousand dollars is help! A bunch of sad and evil beings!

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  2. Confused says:

    Not enough! They should be giving us more! After everything they have done to us and how much we have done for them. They would just be a backwater cave dwelling hole if it wasn’t for us. It is time they give us all their wealth as retribution, so we can live in the luxury we deserve

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  3. csc says:

    UK only give for jail, police and court system, nothing else

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  4. vg resident says:

    like the way you think! BVi sure helped the UK become a power

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  5. Belle Uve says:

    ANDREW TAKE THAT STOP CALLING DOWN THE UK YOU NEED THEM YOU SEE HOW THINGS TURN BE CARE FULL WHAT YOU SAY AND SO, ENGLAND WILL DO FOR THE BVI BUT THEAS BIG EDITS HERE DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO TALK AND SAY, ANDREW KEEP COOL IF YOU DO NOT WANT ENGLAND WAIT UNTIL THEY NAKE THE DECISION AND NOT YOU MAKE THE DECISION, LIFE HAS IT TURNING POINT I HOPE YOU EXPRESS THANKS TO THE UNITED KINGDOM MR PREMIER YOU SHOULS BE SHAME AND TELL YUR MINISTER OF EDUCATION TO SHUT HIS MOUTN THAT ENGLAND/ UNITED KINGDOM DOES NOT GIVE THE BVI NOTHING IF YOU THE PREMIER DOES NOT DO THE RIGHT THING YOU WILL PAY DEARLY. THE UNITED KINGDOM WILL AND IS COMMING TO TAKE OVER SO KEEP YOUR A.. QUIET AND DEAL IN A FAIR MANNER BECAUSE YOU DO NOT THINK THAT THE UNITED KINGDOM IS NOT WATCHING THE BVI PREMIER BE CONSCIOUS BE MIND FULL BUT BE CAREFULL BECAUSE YOU MIGHT BE COME THE FOX IN THE BARELL

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  6. Crazy says:

    They only contribute to establishments that lock us up and suppress our lives not to elevate it .

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    • Wow... says:

      God forbid that they are contributing towards the things they actually are meant to contribute to….the national security of the place which has a lot to do with maintaining the infrastructure for law and order. Why everybody sounding like sour grapes? Thank you Your Royal Highness, the Queen and Your Excellency, the Governor. Geez.

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    • Careful ..... says:

      You mean a bit like what the Premier is doing to the whole BVI right now? Locking us up, suppression, and no elevation? Hahhaha my God, STHU

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      • Our Premier says:

        Cares for us… unlike you!

      • NDP start it says:

        NDP were the first to be attacking the governor. These politicians just want to take tax payers money and do what they want and the Governor won’t allow it… That’s the problem.. The Governor should have called for other investigations to take place, like the Pier Park, etc

    • SB says:

      If you’re getting locked up maybe take a good long look at your life.

  7. @confused... says:

    Your name speaks for itself…

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  8. No surprise says:

    This is a long standing policy of the British Government over the years right across the Caribbean. They never build a school or a hospital. But they will make partial contribution to a prison, courthouse or training for the police. That is much as you will get for reparation.

  9. Hard working Governor says:

    This is a hard working Governor but like anything else when certain people cant get their way and dont want to be told what to do, They try to descredit that authority, they light fire and blame that authority..Smart and common sense people know whats going on..They are fighting a battle they will lose…

  10. LOL says:

    So a grant of 17 Million and a grant of 14 Million is nothing. Meanwhile all your premier does is p**sing money away.

  11. Tola says:

    Money for the Court House to try and convict them and money for the Police to lock them up… Wake up people… smell the coffee

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  12. misplaced entitlement says:

    The UK has always been there to help us when we NEED. They are not there for what we WANT. So much talk about independence yet are they the same people quick to complain “UK gives us nothing we want more”?

    Quick to take the donations without as much as a “thank you!”. P**sed off because you think you are entitled to more. Happy to stab your allies in the back. Truly shameful behavior.

    I would love to see the cost list of everything the UK did after Irma. The ships, personnel and military equipment is not cheap.

    Blinded by misplaced entitlement. Would it even matter?

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