Tue | Nov 21, 2017

Roadblocks in St Thomas, again

Published:Monday | November 6, 2017 | 12:52 PM
The protesting residents say patching work now being carried out by the National Works Agency along the main road is not adequate to address the problem.

Scores of bus and taxi operators in St Thomas have withdrawn their services as they continue their protest over the poor state of the roads in the parish. 

The operators and residents say they are frustrated with the lack of political representation and have waited for too long for improvement. 

Protest organiser, Omar Ryan, laments that marl and stones for road repairs in other parishes are hauled from St Thomas, yet the local conditions are very poor.

 

St Thomas resident Omar Ryan

The protesting residents say patching work now being carried out by the National Works Agency along the main road is not adequate to address the problem.

Consequently, residents have been mounting roadblocks at various sections of roads in the parish. 

Areas which are blocked include sections of Seaforth, Lloyds and Port Morant.

The police have been clearing some of the roadblocks, but they have been remounted by residents.

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