Press Release

Ministry of Health & Social Development
Release Date:
Friday, 15 October 2021 - 8:04am

Fat Hog’s Bay resident Andrew Angus Penn received the keys to a newly built home as part of the Housing Recovery Assistance Programme.

The keys were presented by Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone; Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture Dr. the Honourable Natalio Wheatley; along with the Housing Recovery Assistance Programme team, Deputy Secretary Mr. Greg Massicote and Assistant Secretary Ms. Alisia Browne and representatives from the Contractor McMillan Construction on October 14.

Honourable Malone stated, “I am extremely pleased that once again we were able to deliver as we have promised in this programme of rebuilding homes and rebuilding lives after the storms of 2017. At the end of the day it is gratifying… and we would like to say congratulations to all those who participated and all those who had a part in making sure that when we come together, we can get things done.”

Dr. the Honourable Natalio Wheatley who is also the Representative for the Seventh District where the new home is located stated that as a district advances and as the Territory advances, partners are needed to be able to make progress.

Honourable Wheatley said, “Team BVI, everyone achieves more together and the Ministry of Health and the Minister of Health has been an excellent partner to District Seven. I must make mention of his entire team including Greg Massicote and Alisia Browne as well as everyone else on the health team who have been helping to facilitate the recovery of persons’ homes after those devastating 2017 storms.”

Meanwhile, Mr. Andrew Angus Penn expressed his gratitude to have moved into his new home.

The Housing Recovery Assistance Programme is designed to help homeowners rebuild in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in accordance with the provisions of the Virgin Islands Housing Recovery Policy and Hurricane Irma Recovery Plan.

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Notes to Editors: Photographs are attached.

Caption 1 of 3: Pictured are beneficiary Mr. Andrew Angus Penn, Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone; Seventh District Representative and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture Dr. the Honourable Natalio Wheatley; along with the Housing Recovery Assistance Programme team, Deputy Secretary Mr. Greg Massicote and Assistant Secretary Ms. Alisia Browne, Mr. Marquese Maduro and representatives from the Contractor McMillan Construction. (Photo Credit: Adrianna Soverall/MHSD)

Caption 2 of 3: Pictured are beneficiary Mr. Andrew Angus Penn; Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone; Seventh District Representative and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, fisheries and Agriculture Dr. the Honourable Natalio Wheatley; along with the Contractor Jerome McMillan of McMillan Construction. (Photo Credit: Adrianna Soverall/MHSD)

Caption 3 of 3: Pictured are Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone and beneficiary Mr. Andrew Angus Penn as hereceived the keys to a newly built home as part of the Housing recovery Assistance Programme on October 14. (Photo Credit: Adrianna Soverall/MHSD)

Author

Adrianna J. Soverall

Information Officer
Department of Information and Public Relations
Telephone: 468-3701 ext. 2730
Email:    asoverall@gov.vg