Topic: Environment, Health and Safety, Housing, Social Welfare | Posted By: kfrett
Friday, 16 December 2022 - 4:31pm
Thank you, [Moderator]
A pleasant Good Afternoon to everyone
I would first like to thank ECLAC for the opportunity to participate in this important discussion and share the Virgin Islands’ perspective on the topic: Protection of the human rights of older persons in situations of social and environmental disasters.
A contract was signed today between the Social Security Board and James Todman Construction Limited for the construction of affordable housing in the Territory. Upon completion, the project will result in forty-three (43) housing units available on seven (7) acres of land located in Joe’s Hill.
Mister Speaker, everyone would be aware that the catastrophic hurricanes of 2017, namely Irma & Maria exacted billions of dollars in damages to public and private infrastructures, buildings and livelihoods -- the effects of which the BVI and other regional Island-Nations are still experiencing.