June 27, 2006 – Residents and visitors to St. Thomas can soon enjoy newly renovated public restroom facilities. According to a release from Government House, work is currently under way at three facilities in downtown Charlotte Amalie.
Following numerous complaints about the lack of available restrooms in the area, Gov. Charles W. Turnbull directed St. Thomas/Water Island Administrator James A. O'Bryan Jr. to implement a restroom improvement initiative.
"Following the governor's directive we have moved with dispatch to reactivate downtown restroom facilities, and we are requesting the public's assistance in maintaining them for the use of residents as well as visitors," O'Bryan stated.
Renovations were completed at the Old Forensic Building on Veterans Drive in March. The Charlotte Amalie Revitalization Effort (CARE), working in conjunction with the administrator's office, addressed plumbing problems and the facility is now fully operational.
According to the release, public restrooms in the fire station and parking lot at Fort Christian are also under construction.
O'Bryan said that work is still in progress at the former USO complex on the lower end of Veterans Drive. Painting and plumbing issues are currently being addressed, and the facilities should be completed in the near future.
Share your reaction to this news with other Source readers. Please include headline, your name and city and state/country or island where you reside.