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Hon Turnbull defends $238K washroom facility @ Brewers Bay

Hon Turnbull defends $238K washroom facility @ Brewers Bay

The washroom facility being constructed at Brewers Bay costing over $200, 000 has been strongly defended by Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2), who detailed the cost breakdown of the project in an attempt to justify the price tag.

In a statement released today, Friday, March 17, 2023, Hon Turnbull said the initial sum of the project was $213,000 which was budgeted for the completion of the project.

“Of this amount, K&C Construction was awarded a contract for $124,258.70. A contract was also awarded to Connect Enterprises Limited for installation of a treatment sewage plant for sixty thousand, four hundred and fifty-seven dollars and ten cents $60,457.10.”

The Ministry added that there would be additional costs for installation of electricity, water, countertops, and an access ramp.

Further, Hon Turnbull said as works progressed, the budget was adjusted to $238,272.11, to account for critical design changes and material costs, for a difference of $25,272.11.

A functional bathroom that is accessible to the public and managed by an appropriate governmental entity has been a long-time need for Brewers Bay, beach patrons and event organisers, Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) has said.

Cabinet approved more $$$

“It is accurate that The Cabinet of the Virgin Islands recently approved one hundred and one thousand, one hundred and one dollars ($101,000.00); however, these monies are toward the predetermined budget. No additional budget items were added to the project and the difference of $25,272.11 was carefully vetted and determined to be necessary,” he added.

The Minister and Second District Representative said he was "urged" to give clarity on the ongoing construction of the restroom at Brewers Bay Beach based on inaccurate information given on talk shows and online media.

Hon Turnbull said he acknowledges the public for their rightful interest and concern surrounding the economical and effective management of funds toward community development.

“A functional bathroom that is accessible to the public and managed by an appropriate governmental entity has been a long-time need for this community, beach patrons and event organisers. Added functionality of the beach will increase its value and use,” he added.

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