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​Sewage problem at Golden Grove scheme worries residents relocated from sugar barracks

Published:Monday | December 18, 2017 | 3:49 PMShanna Kaey Monteith
Housing units built for former sugar workers. - File Photo

Residents of the Golden Grove Meadows, who were last year relocated from the Golden Grove sugar barracks, are expressing concerns about their health due to an ongoing sewage problem in their community.

They say the situation has worsened in recent times.

The residents say a foul stench lingers in their homes whenever they use their bathrooms.

Some residents say the sewage backs up in their houses and when it rains the contaminated water floods a section of the scheme. 

The St Thomas Health Department currently has the Ministry of Agriculture, which is in charge of the housing scheme, before the court over the sewage issue.

More than 100 units were built under the government's barracks relocation programme which was administered by the Sugar Transformation Unit in the ministry.