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Signage shortage blights Hanover

Published:Friday | January 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM


This is an open letter to the Hanover Municipal Corporation.

On my recent return to the island, I ventured to a number of parishes such as St Thomas, St Ann, Trelawny, and St James. To my surprise, all of these parishes had very good directional and locational signs that could particularly help unaware tourists. However, my home parish has little signage to indicate which road an unsuspecting visitor might be on.

While good signage has to do with aesthetics, it can also aid in proper policing and establishing electoral boundaries, inter alia. I remembered that last year, this esteemed paper carried a two-week feature on dilapidated signs in the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation. This was an excellent feature. Since then, I've seen some improvements in the capital.

On my way to the famous Blue Hole in St Ann, I was amazed that nearly every nook and cranny on the Exchange main road had proper signage, thereby allowing Google Maps to work its magic. I love my parish of birth, but the Hanover Municipal Corporation can do much better in improving the aesthetics of the parish with this simple step. '