Minister tours St George’s to view repair work
Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy was given a tour of St George's today to inspect repair work being carried out in the town.
Government last month provided the Corporation a $750,000 grant to get the refurbishments underway. The much needed funds are going towards repairs to the dock at Pennos Wharf and Ordnance Island, for the purchase of two new trucks for the Town and for upgrades to the bathrooms in the Square.
Mayor Garth Rothwell — who accompanied the Minister along with the corporation's Courtney Trott and area MPs Kenneth Bascome and Nandi Outerbridge — explained that damage to Pennos Wharf inflicted by Hurricane Fabian more than ten years ago had still not been repaired. The maintenance involves repairing deficits in the dock in advance of the influx of visitors who use the dock when ferries berth in St. George's during the summer season.
Also in need of repair is the dock on Ordnance Island, has had a gaping hole in it for the past six years. Construction crews are currently in the process of filling in the damage.
Following his visit, Sen Fahy said: “It's always good to visit St. George's. Today was a particularly positive experience because we've had an opportunity to see that the funds we have provided to the Corporation of St. George's are going towards very good use.
“This Government has maintained that it is committed to the revitalisation of St. George's and we value it as an important part of our tourism offerings. So we will continue to do all that we can to ensure that St. George's receives the support that it needs.”