Press Release

Ministry of Health & Social Development
Release Date:
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 - 3:19pm

Mr. Wesley Penn of Accurate Construction has been awarded a contract to repair nine homes, under the Government’s Housing Recovery Assistance Programme.

Mr. Penn’s construction company was chosen following a competitive tender process conducted by Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI) on behalf of the UK
Foreign and Commonwealth Office in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Social Development.

The project aims to repair up to 30 homes that sustained low to moderate damages during the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Building supplies have also been procured that will facilitate additional housing recovery projects.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Social Development, Mrs. Petrona Davies said that she is grateful for the support being rendered during this time to provide help to persons in need.

The Housing Recovery Assistance Programme functions in accordance with the Virgin Islands Housing Recovery Policy and Hurricane Irma Housing Recovery Plan 2017 to 2019. Persons interested in applying to the Housing Recovery Assistance Programme are encouraged to do so by May 31.

Applications can be obtained by visiting the Old Peebles Hospital (Annex) at the Housing Recovery Unit, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; the Social Development Department across from the Red Cross Building in Road Town; or the District Offices on the sister islands.  Persons can also access applications online with the listed requirements at

For all other inquiries on the Housing Recovery Assistance Programme, persons are asked to telephone 852-7746 or 852-7782.

The Ministry of Health and Social Development aspires to provide a caring and integrated system of health and social services that facilitates human development and quality of life in the British Virgin Islands.


The contract was countersigned by Mr. Keith Smith, Commercial Director of Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI).

Photo Caption 1: Wesley Penn of Accurate Construction photographed after signing the contract to repair nine homes as part of the Housing Recovery Assistance Programme. (Photo Credit: MHSD)

Photo Caption 2: Building supplies procured to facilitate housing recovery projects. (Photo Credit: MHSD)


Adrianna J. Soverall

Ministry of Health and Social Development
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Telephone: 1(284)468-2272 or 2174