Sunday 12 July, 2020

Vieux-Fort mayor thanks frontline workers for keeping town safe

Vieux-Fort mayor Orricia Denbow-Bullen

Vieux-Fort mayor Orricia Denbow-Bullen

Vieux-Fort mayor Orricia Denbow-Bullen has showered the Ministry of Health and first responders in Vieux-Fort with praise for the role they played in keeping it safe during the coronavirus lockdown.

“I would like to say a big thank you to the Ministry of Health particularly the Chief Medical Officer, Dr Sharon Belmar- George, who was exceptional,” Bullen told Loop News in an interview.

She also thanked the doctors, nurses and support staff of the health institutions in Vieux-Fort for their role in keeping Vieux-Fort safe during the lockdown.

“We also need to thank the police officers for keeping the place safe. The fire officers also assisted. The fire officers helped us in distributing meals to the underprivileged in our constituency.”

She added that sanitation workers also need to be applauded for the role they played in keeping Vieux-Fort clean.

According to Bullen, residents of Vieux-Fort handled themselves well during the lockdown, adhering to the COVID-19 protocols: “I must say we did extremely well. There were no major incidents during the lockdown.

As it relates to the phased reopening of the country, she again praised the CMO for doing a good job in that regard.

“We can’t stay closed,” said the mayor noting that since externally we have nothing coming in, Government has to rely on the local construction industry and agriculture to make things happen.

Bullen said Vieux-Fort will benefit immensely from such activities pointing to the St Jude Reconstruction Project, the Hewanorra International Airport Redevelopment Project and the construction of the Water and Sewerage Company Inc. (WASCO) southern office.

“As you can see Vieux-Fort is a little busy,” Bullen said.

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