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Equipment for Sister Islands

Heavy equipment was handed over to Little Cayman officials on Thursday (7 January). (L-R) Little Cayman District Officer Larry Foster; Department of Vehicle and Equipment Services (DVES) Director Dale Dacres; Deputy District Commissioner Mark Tibbetts; District Administration and Works Minister the Hon. Juliana O'Connor-Connolly, JP, and Chief Officer for the Works Ministry Kearney Gomez. PWD Sister Islands staffers look on.

Equipment and vehicles including a Caterpillar wheel loader, motor grader; vibratory roller and a 16-seater Hiace van, have been purchased for the Sister Islands' Public Works Department (PWD).

Minister responsible for District Administration and Works the Hon. Juliana O'Connor-Connolly, JP and Department of Vehicle and Equipment Services (DVES) Director Dale Dacres presented the items, valued at approximately US$375,000, to PWD personnel in Cayman Brac and Little Cayman on Thursday 7 January.

Explaining that the new machinery would be used for on-going road maintenance and works projects, Minister O'Connor-Connolly said the equipment was needed to replace models no longer feasible for repair.

"The heavy equipment is also critical to any future hurricane relief and recovery effort," the Minister added, urging the PWD team to take good care of them.

(GIS)

For further information contact: Prudence Barnes