Hole in the road

Monday, November 11, 2019

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Dear Editor,

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has a few seats that you can call safe and can tick them off on the morning of a general election.

Among those few seats is St Catherine Central. It was first created in 1959 and won by Roy McNeill. It is being represented now by Olivia "Babsy" Grange, who has been in the seat since 1997. She has a huge ministry spanning culture, gender, entertainment, and sport.

In the last People's National Party (PNP) Administration, Comrade Lisa Hanna had the youth and culture portfolio. Natalie Neita was minister without portfolio for sport and the prime minister was the minister for sport and gender affairs. So we can see that Minister Grange has a lot on her plate.

I had the opportunity to travel to her constituency the other day and came upon a road named Jobs Lane. The examination depot is at the top of the road. The residents have blocked it because of a huge pothole right after you pass that spot. It appeared right after the heavy rains in September this year. The traffic that comes from St John's Road cannot turn left unto Jobs Lane, they have to go straight to the end of St John's Road then make a left turn. That road is probably a mile long. The residents say they are waiting on the National Works Agency or the hard-working Member of Parliament to remedy the situation before the next heavy downpour comes and widens the existing cavern.

Watching to see who responds first — National Works Agency or the Member of Parliament.

Watcher on the wall


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