Brac gets new truck, facilities

CAYMAN BRAC There is to be no alcohol in Pop-a-Top Park, a favourite watering hole in Watering Place.

However, people can continue to drink on the beachfront of the park, explained Minister for Communications, Planning, District Administration and IT, Ms Julianna O’Connor-Connolly at the opening of new bathroom facilities at the Park.

The Minister also took the occasion to bless a new garbage truck for Environmental Health on the Sister Islands.

According to Mr. Dale Dacres, Director for Department Vehicle and Equipment Services, the garbage truck is a brand new McNelius 20-yard, heavy-duty rear-loader, mounted on a 2004 Mack Chassis with 6-speed Allison automatic transmission, and cost US$150,000.

Mr. Dacres, who was present at the opening event, told the Caymanian Compass that three 2005 Sterling LT9500 dump trucks have also been purchased for PWD on the Sister Islands at a cost of US$240,000 for all three. Two of these dump trucks are for Cayman Brac and one for Little Cayman.

The new bathroom, built by SAW Construction, is the penultimate in a series of public toilet facilities for the Sister Islands, which includes one in Blossom Village on Little Cayman. The final one will be built in the West End of the Brac.

The Minister cut the ribbon of the new bathrooms with PWD Acting Works Manager, Mr. Emmanuel Cruz, and Senior Divisional Officer of the Brac Fire Service, Mr. Larry Brian. Ms O’Connor Connolly and Mr. Dacres presented the keys for the garbage truck to Environmental Health Heavy Equipment Operator, Mr. Ian Young.

Sister Islands Environmental Health Officer Trevor Jones and Anthony Walton, of SAW Construction, were also present at the ceremony.

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