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FIX IT! Raw sewage flows on Spanish Town Road

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2012 | 12:00 AM
The raw sewage which has settled near the intersection of Spanish Town Road and Oxford Street in downtown Kingston. photos by Norman Grindley/Chief Photographer

Destination Downtown turns the spotlight on some of the little things that need to be fixed if the redevelopment of the commercial district is to become a reality.

VENDORS ON Spanish Town Road near its intersection with Oxford Street are stepping up their calls for the immediate repair of blocked drains that have caused raw sewage to flood the roadway.

"This is my business place and I have a problem, because you can see the sewage water running across here and nobody wants to stop and buy," said one vendor who identified herself only as Nicky.

"This has been going for more than one month now, and they only come and look and do nothing. We keep blocking the road, but we don't want to do that because it is illegal and we can get lock up," added Nicky.

She said the vendors are pleading for some assistance to have the problem resolved.

"I used to do good business, but when it is like this now, even me can get sick as the stagnant water is very stink, and if you is a customer who come to buy your coconut or you ripe banana, you might get splashed," said Nicky.