(PLTM) - The Government of the Virgin Islands is relying heavily on rented buildings as the Ralph T. O'Neal Administration Complex is still under repairs.
However, there is the recognition that rented buildings will continue even after the repairs to the complex are completed.
During the Standing Finance Committee, Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon. Marlon Penn questioned the cost of the 34 leases entered into on behalf of the Government.
Permanent Secretary in the Deputy Governor's Office, Mrs. Sharleen Dabreo-Lettsome stated the amount of $8.8 million annually.
Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. Natalio Wheatley has pointed to the need for more government office accommodations given there would still be a number of offices renting, even after offices move back into the R. T. O’Neal Complex.
He said that the continued development of the other blocks of Complex were still necessary to help save money in rent of office accommodations.
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