Second District Representative, Hon. Melvin “Mitch” Turnbull gave an overview of the work that he has accomplished since being elected to office over the last six and a half months and unveiled a number of plans for this year.
Hon. Turnbull mentioned six projects aimed at various areas in his District and assured his constituents that the plans were realistic: “In your minds you might be saying, that sounds a bit aggressive, or I hear the voice in the naysayers minds saying that’s not going to happen. I’ll say this, I believe that together, just as we banded together to elect me for change, it is with that same belief and confidence that we must now come together and say one project at a time District Two is going forward,” he said.
The District Representative told the gathering that on the journey to improving the Second District mistakes will be made along the way, but he said that he is a fighter and progress will be made in the District. “You elected a fighter. I won’t make excuses; I will ensure that we have results so that this 2nd District that we call home will move… forward,” Hon. Turnbull said.
Some of the projects Hon. Turnbull listed to be completed this year include the naming of the Customs Building in Jost Van Dyke in honour of Mr Albert Chinnery. Hon. Turnbull said that the renaming will occur after reconstructive works have been completed in partnership with Deputy Governor’s Office and the Ministry of Health and Social Development.
The works and renaming is expected to be completed by November 2016, and he said that it has been approved by Minister of Health and Social Development Ronnie Skelton.
The Second District Representative said that the construction of the Brewer’s Bay Park facilities including restroom facilities is expected to begin by July 2016. He also announced plans to purchase and place playground facilities for the Ivan Dawson Primary School, Jost Van Dyke Primary School, Diamond Estate and Brewers Bay.