Log In

Reset Password

Minister tours St George’s to view repair work

First Prev 1 2 Next Last

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.”

Photo by Glenn Tucker Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy talks with St George's residents Wlbur Pitcher, Alfred Hall, Edward Watson and Tubby Richardson during his visit to the Old Town to inspect repairs and upgrades in preparation for the tourist season.
Photo by Glenn Tucker Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy, Mayor of St George's Garth Rothwell and St George's MPs Kenneth Bascome and Nandi Outerbridge joined Corporation of St George secretary Courtney Trott to inspect new vehicles for the Corporation during a walking-tour of ongoing repair work and upgrades in the Old Town.

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published March 21, 2014 at 9:00 am (Updated March 20, 2014 at 11:35 pm)

Minister tours St George’s to view repair work

What you
Need to
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon