Residents defiant against development of old Cholera cemetery lands
Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton was last night met with defiance as he sought to assure St Andrew residents that there were no threats from the impending development of the old cholera cemetery lands near the Canadian High Commission.
According to Tufton, his Ministry found no evidence that cholera could be passed on to people 150 years after others with the disease were buried.
However, that would not appease residents who had gathered at a town hall meeting yesterday at the May Fair Hotel in St Andrew last evening.
Among them was Andy Morgan.
He promised protests if the building project should proceed.
Outside of the health concerns, the residents are insisting that the lands should be left as a green space.
Meanwhile, Tufton says in respecting the victims of the cholera outbreak of 1860, a memorial site should be erected.
He says that is something the government is prepared to discuss.
Technical and medical teams from the Health Ministry were also in attendance at the town hall meeting.