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McKenzie says gov't prioritising St Thomas repairs

Published:Thursday | May 19, 2016 | 5:33 AM
Local government minister Desmond McKenzie and a team from his ministry visited sections of Seaforth, Duhaney Pen, and Trinityville communities which experienced flooding and landslides from the rains.

Local government minister Desmond McKenzie says the government will be prioritising infrastructure repairs in sections of St Thomas which were battered by recent heavy rains.

Yesterday, Mckenzie and a team from his ministry visited sections of Seaforth, Duhaney Pen, and Trinityville communities which experienced flooding and landslides from the rains.

The local government minister says he will instruct the St Thomas parish council to choose the most critical areas which need to be fixed as some areas are likely to be further damaged during the upcoming hurricane season.

 

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie

Last week, taxi operators in the parish held a week-long protest lamenting the bad roads in the communities which they say were worsened by the heavy rains.

More than 500 farmers were affected by the rains and damage in both parishes has been estimated at over $100 million.