Photos: Three BVI Representatives Visit Bermuda

August 16, 2022 | 12 Comments

“Bermuda has long been looked at as an example within the region for other islands to follow,” said Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch, after three representatives from the government of the British Virgin Islands touched down in Bermuda on Sunday.

A Government spokesperson said, “The representatives are here for a three-day visit to learn about Bermuda’s waste disposal system.

“The BVI team consists of the Hon. Marlon Penn, Minister of Health and Social Development, responsible for waste management; Petrona Davies, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry; and Albert Gillings, Senior Project Manager of the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency.

“The delegation’s focus will centre on Bermuda’s waste management processes, including the Tynes Bay Waste to Energy Facility in Devonshire, the Marsh Folly Depot and the Airport Facility.

“Bermuda remains a regional leader due to its decision in the 1980s to transition from a landfill disposal system to the construction and use of the incinerator, which is used primarily to decrease the size of combustible waste by up to 90 percent within the Island’s waste management plan.”

Minister Burch added: “The Tynes Bay plant remains a critical asset supporting the Island’s day-to-day function. It’s no secret that while there have been some mechanical challenges with the ageing facility, the Government has pledged to spend $7 million on significant maintenance upgrades on the plant during the current fiscal year.”

A spokesperson added, “In addition to meeting with Minister Burch and Kirk Outerbridge, the Chief Engineer for the Ministry of Public Works, the BVI team paid a courtesy visit to the Premier, the Hon. David Burt, JP, MP. Over the next few days, they will visit with the Minister of Health, the Hon. Kim Wilson, JP, MP and Minister of Social Development and Seniors, the Hon. Tinee Furbert, JP, MP.

“Following their tour of the Tynes Bay facility on Monday, the visiting representatives are scheduled to tour the King Edward Memorial Hospital Emergency Department and the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute while on Island.”

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  1. Unknown800k says:

    Show them how to run up a debt and make the island look 4th world too.

  2. 365 says:

    Bermuda WAS looked at in a positive way. Not any more. Now its an example of when good things go wrong. What should this government be proud of? What are we number one in, thanks to the PLP. I mean aside from officially making it to the number one spot on the list of highest cost of living!

    • Dejavu says:

      We are number one producers of trash which says a lot about bermuda. Most expensive and nothing to do

    • White Wash says:

      Yes everything was so wonderful under the racist UBP that changed it’s name… = oba to runaway from it’s past mistakes.

      • Joe Bloggs says:

        Keep up the big lie. Never give up on the big lie!

      • sandgrownan says:

        Keep pushing the lie.

      • partyrockin says:

        @White Wash, I noticed you couldn’t name one good thing that the PLP has done for all of Bermuda? Instead you just tried more diversion tactics. That along with the race card MS has been played out.

        But since you decided to sling garbage, I think we can all agree that the PLP does not have what one would call a squeaky clean record regarding it affairs. Can you honestly say the PLP is not racist and instituted some racist or unfair and unethical policies? If you need help in remembering, please let us nknow – we can help you remember.

        Look at their lineup in every election and government. It is far from an accurate representation of the makeup of Bermuda. We are all aware that they “say” all are welcome to join. But it would appear that not all are welcome to represent. The bulk of the candidates are from a handful of families. Would you call that Nepotism, Racism or a mix of both? People that live in glass houses should never throw stones!

        • Jus' Askin' says:

          PLP can not make others join the party
          Other groups just do not join other groups besides their own groups
          Truly can not fault PLP for its lack of diversity ;-)

          • Double s says:

            The plp are responsible for their continued hostility towards different segments. If I told you I hate you constantly would you be my friend?

      • Toodle-oo says:

        “Bermuda has long been looked at as an example within the region for other islands to follow,” said Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch

        He’s right about that. Except that ‘example’ ended in November 1998. His remark is way out of date.

  3. Question says:

    Hopefully the Bermuda representatives managed to divert their attention from the filth and trash piling up everywhere, the stink of urine in our capital, the fact that the island is overrun with rats, the fact that ferries are cancelled and buses are cancelled every day despite huge sums spent on new ones. Wouldn’t want them thinking the government has no clue how to run the place.

  4. Yahoo says:

    Where did Burch find a suit?

    They are certainly getting a crash course on how to treat waste like a third world country. Next to no recycling, out of date waste treatment facility… what is there to learn from Bermuda?

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