Member of Parliament for Central and South Eleuthera and Minister of Works and Family Island Affairs, Clay Sweeting, describing the event, said, “This is a contract signing of twenty contracts to people on Eleuthera to clean the whole island from North to South. Bahamas Striping who was awarded the contract to pave from South Eleuthera to North awarded the contracts as a part of their initiative to continue to assist us in this constituency.”
He continued, “Several months ago we signed contracts to patch all the holes in the roads, which is completed. This is another initiative which continues to build upon us taking care of the constituency and the island – and it is driven by Bahamas Striping… They are also assisting with dump management, and have been to several sites over the past week. They have started to clean and push out. They have persons with tractors contracted, persons with heavy equipment contracted to move the garbage to the dump. Because there will be a lot more garbage on the dumpsites than normal. So, we are ensuring that we also keep the sites clean, while this initiative continues.”
“This is an initiative to clean the island, as part of their give-back campaign. With Bahamas Striping, as a company, this is always done in communities where they are doing work. This is a give-back to the constituency, to have their presence felt amongst the people they are going to serve in regards to paving the roads,” added Minister Sweeting.
The twenty contractors signing agreements for bulk waste removal and verge cleaning included: David Allen (In partnership with Barbara Taylor), Grant Cambridge, Edward Cash, Sais Cooper, Claudius Culmer (In partnership with Cordero Williamson), Camil Francois, Harrison Horton (In partnership with Eder Michel), Demetrius Johnson, Lavardo McKenzie, Lashawn McPhee, Hilbert Richards, Indira Rolle, Kadejah Sands, Richard & Sammy Sands, Cyril Samuel, and McGregor Young.