This commitment was made by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) who said the sister islands will continue to see more projects being pushed forward under the RDA and his administration.
Speaking during the presentation ceremony, Hon Fahie said the project is one that was long in the making, and comes through funding from the CBD. He also noted the government will be returning to the Island soon to do more handover works as part of development efforts.
“When I leave from here we are going to do a tour of other areas the RDA is working on, the other Administration building in The Valley, the basketball court, we are going to check on the areas that [they] are working on,” he said.
Hon Fahie continued, “So anyone who says that Virgin Gorda is not getting anything, carry them to the eye specialist or admit them to the mental ward because it's impossible for people to say this, who could see,” he said.
The Premier also noted the government will not dictate who receive projects, rather projects will continue to be issued in a transparent and accountable manner where local contractors can submit bids and access construction work in a streamlined process.
“This is a government working for you and we are doing the same on Anegada and we are doing what we can in Tortola. As a matter of fact, we have limited resources and we [are] trying to do more with less and but we cannot do all and what needs to be done most, is what we are doing,” Hon Fahie affirmed.