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A six-month territory-wide clean-up effort is scheduled to begin soon, and will be led by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon. Andrew A. Fahie.
As such, members of the public are being asked to get on board.
A public missive on the initiative stated, “All community groups including businesses, churches, schools, non-governmental organisations and homeowners are encouraged to join forces to clean up the BVI and strategically combat the growing waste management problem.”
Deputy Secretary in the Premier’s Office, Mrs. Geraldine Ritter-Freeman is on record as saying, “While the Government is seeking to coordinate this effort and provide the support and resources needed to achieve the set objectives, it is incumbent upon the communities to organise, mobilise and to collectively clean up our Territory.”
Over on Virgin Gorda, efforts have already begun with an intense derelict collection project which is being implemented by the Department of Solid Waste and the Recovery and Development Agency.
According to Mrs. Freeman, “The wider community has also taken the initiative to clean up select areas, such as grave yards, beaches and national parks, which is expected to continue.”
On Virgin Gorda, an independent weekend clean-up in personal and community spaces is also scheduled for Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14.