The work on the National Addressing System continues as the Town and Country Planning Department discloses that information is being gathered on the sister islands.
In a report tabled at the House of Assembly on 6 July it was stated that “the National Addressing System Building Use Survey has been completed for Jost Van Dyke and Anegada. Work on Virgin Gorda and other outer islands is still in progress.”
It was further explained that the information from the survey is crucial to the implementation of the National Addressing System.
In December 2013 an update on the addressing system was provided when Premier, Dr. the Hon. D. Orlando Smith promised that Virgin Gorda will soon be included in the ongoing National Addressing system and that buildings and unnamed roads in Spanish Town will be named.
The Premier’s remark was in response to a question posed by the then Leader of the Opposition, and Ninth District Representative, Hon. Ralph T. O’Neal who inquired when the areas will be given official addresses.
Hon. Smith explained that the national addressing system which assigns house numbers and street names has been in place since 1991 and falls within the purview of Town and Country Planning Department. The Premier stated that he agrees that the sister islands should benefit from the addressing system: “I agree with you that it is time we turn our attention to Virgin Gorda and I will of course give priority to this matter.”