City Manager’s Newsletter – 20th May, 2008
Road Town and You!
City Management Moves!
The Office of the City Manager has been transferred from the Premier’s Office to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour prior to its merger with the Wickham’s Cay Development Authority. More details on the merger and what it will mean for the administration of Road Town will be forthcoming shortly from the Ministry.
The Deputy Governor’s History Awards Programme is going on. This year’s theme for submissions is Historical Sites of the Virgin Islands. The objective of the awards is to promote, encourage, and recognize local history research – a worthy goal! Call 494-3701, ext. 3044, 2562 for more information.
What You Can Do!
You can help reduce the amount of garbage polluting our environment by pushing for less consumption and more recycling of household and office waste. For instance, newspapers can be turned into mulch, office furniture can be given a new lease on life with a coat of paint, and you can simply paste plain paper over a used envelope and use it again.
Feature - 21 Ways to Be A Good Neighbour
Did you know…
… that Road Town gets its name from the old nautical meaning of the word ‘road’? In olden days, a partly sheltered area of water near a shore in which it was possible for vessels to ride at anchor was known as a road so at first Road Harbour was simply known as The Road.
Road Town Must See!
The Government House Museum, the former residence of English governors is open to the public Mondays thru Saturdays from 9:00am to 2:00pm at Government Hill. The House was first constructed in the late 1800s. Check out its period furniture, lovely gardens, and philatelic exhibition.
Take a re-usable bag with you the next time you go shopping and help reduce the number of plastic bags polluting our environment.