Bryan to Participate in Ceremony Renaming Road in Honor of Sen. Elmo D. Roebuck Sr.

Staff Consortium | December 12, 2019

ST. THOMAS — Governor Albert Bryan will participate in a road-renaming ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday just east of Nelson Mandela Circle at the junction with Wendy’s in Long Bay, St. Thomas in honor of former Senator Elmo D. Roebuck Sr., Government House has announced. The 29th Legislature passed 7242 to posthumously honor Mr. Roebuck, who was instrumental in starting the territory’s affordable housing program under Governor Ralph Paiewonsky before serving eight terms in the Virgin Islands Legislature. Under Act 7242, a sign is being erected identifying part of Route 30 from Nelson Mandela Circle to Donkey Hill as “The Elmo D. Roebuck Sr. Drive.” As the head of the territory’s fledgling Housing Program, Elmo Roebuck oversaw the construction of the Oswald Harris Court and Paul M. Pearson Gardens housing communities on St. Thomas. Mr. Roebuck…