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Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022

Make Setting Point official port of entry, sluggish public officers told

Make Setting Point official port of entry, sluggish public officers told

Representative of the Ninth District, Vincent Wheatley has sought to reprimand public service officers who he says are behind the prolonged delay to make Setting Point on Anegada an official port of entry.
“What is taking so long? I will not be quiet about certain things anymore because these things need to be done for the advancement of these areas,” said Wheatley whose constituency also includes Anegada.

“Making Setting Point an official port of entry will bring great relief to the people of Anegada in terms of getting supplies to the island so the island can develop,” the government minister added.

Seemingly frustrated, Wheatley said the responsibility to get this task done now lies with the public service and not with himself as Anegada’s representative or with the government minister with portfolio responsibility.

And while commending public officers who have been working long and odd hours for the BVI, he said there are others only concerned with aimlessly clocking in and out of work without getting much done.

He said those are the nonchalant public officers delaying projects in areas such Anegada.

“We started a road project over there some years ago. Let’s finish the road project. What are they waiting for? Anegada is a tourism island. There is no tourism right now. Let’s get these projects going so persons can have work to do. Let’s get on with them,” Wheatley urged while speaking in the House of Assembly on Thursday.

“They don’t want to blame me as district rep, they don’t want to blame the minister for this. But the work must be done through the public service. And I’m asking those public officers … please, for the sake of the territory, [get the job done],” Wheatley continued.

“Again, I commend those who work but we need more persons doing more work,” he concluded.

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