Bus Sheds Gifted To Community
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Published: June 05, 2015 2:05 pm AST
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The Rotary Club of Road Town has delivered on a promise made last year and has handed over three bus sheds for public use in Road Town, with two more to be installed at a later date.

City Manager, Mrs. Janis Braithwaite-Edwards and Club President, Mr. Shan Mohamed were surrounded by Rotarians and business partners as they cut the ribbon to officially mark the handover during a brief ceremony yesterday, June 4 at one of the sheds located on Fish Lock road, opposite LIME.

"The Rotary Club of Road Town recognized the need for establishing a permanent structure for commuters who use the bus system," Mr. Mohamed stated during the ceremony.

He added, "We thought long and hard as to how we are going to achieve it. It was not a simple task. It required substantial funding, it required commitment...I am quite pleased that our board has approved this project and that we have been able to complete it within the Rotary year, 2014-2015."

The bus sheds are solar powered and are were assembled and installed in one week with the help of community partners.

The two other sheds have been installed at the traffic light junction at Station Avenue and across at Peebles hospital along Water Front Drive.

Braithwaite-Edwards noted that the installation of the bus shed is a major improvement for the area because there are plans for the establishment of a bus terminal for the area along Fish Lock road.

Rotarians and community partners at one of the bus sheds in Road Town.
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"This is a step in the right direction as we try to improve the city of Road Town. Rotary, we went through a lot to get to this stage. We had plans back and forth...I actually was in St. Croix...and when I came back on Tuesday night the bus sheds were up. I felt really good. Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Road Town and I am sure that because you made this step, the other Rotary Clubs would do the same. There are a number of bus sheds to go around, not only the city, but the entire Virgin Islands," Braithwaite-Edwards stated.

Mr. Mohamed stated that the project was realized with the support and contribution of LIME BVI, NAGICO Insurances, Mourant Ozannes, TRS Services Limited, SHRM Trustees, National Bank of the Virgin Islands, TMF Group, Skelton Concrete, K&M Construction and AWS Trucking.
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shark | Report Abuse
now that you have the bus shed in the round about so that means that people who hitch rides by the post office will be given tickets for obstruction of justice.
June 05 at 7:42pm | Like1 Person like this.   Dislike1 Person dislike this.
Eex-Pat | Report Abuse
Why is the BVI dependent on a charity for donating bus sheds?? Surely the Government should be providing these?? Will the charity also provide a decent bus service??
June 05 at 4:05pm | Like4 People like this.   Dislike20 People dislike this.
@Eex Pat | Report Abuse
Here we go....the govt...the govt...the govt....thats why some countries are broke....depending on the govt...to do everything..Clearly you are a person who would seek welfare if you could.....you need to understand that a country should not only depend on its govt to do every darn thing....you... more
June 05 at 11:48pm | Like4 People like this.   Dislike
Sickening | Report Abuse
@Eex-Pat ..... Who said the BVI was being dependant ? They offered tho. Stop jumping to conclusion, smh.
June 06 at 2:18am | Like    Dislike
It is great that there is now shelter while waiting for the bus, great job!! I saw the one being placed around the hospital area and I remember saying "I hope they aren't going to put that there!!" Why place it right on the road where there isn't any space for a bus or taxi to... more
June 05 at 2:18pm | Like25 People like this.   Dislike1 Person dislike this.
Thank you! | Report Abuse
This organization continues to provide charitable service to the BVI community, thank you Rotary Club and all the partners who made this project happen.
June 05 at 2:17pm | Like22 People like this.   Dislike
I am wondering | Report Abuse
When I first spotted the bus stop in road town, I was like wow…this. Government ain’t playing…but after noticing the colors used for decoration, I was like, ok this can’t one of their projects…well done Rotarians…I have not seen the one by the hospital, but the one opposite lime is in... more
June 06 at 7:09am | Like1 Person like this.   Dislike1 Person dislike this.
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