Horace Fisher, Gleaner Writer
MAY PEN, Clarendon:
The Clarendon Parish Council passed a resolution last Thursday to compel the Chinese-operated Pan Caribbean Sugar Company to immediately effect repairs to infrastructure in the parish that the council contended the sugar company's equipment destroyed.
In piloting the resolution, Carlton Bailey, councillor of the Milk River Division, said that "after exhausting all other options, which included initiating dialogue with representatives of the sugar company, I have no other options but to seek the council assistance in compelling the sugar company to immediately make repairs to a number of roads that their equipment damaged".
Chairman of the Council, Mayor Scean Barnswell, also complained of observed overloaded haulage trucks, hauling sugar canes in section of Clarendon.
"It's a practice that I have observed myself and one which I will personally take up with the company (Pan Caribbean); and the council has already written to the National Solid Waste Manage-ment Authority about sugar canes littering the road ways," Barnswell said.
Winston Maragh, minority leader in the Clarendon Parish Council, and councillor of the Rocky Point Division, was among those who supported the resolution.
"The problems exist in my division also, Mitchells' Town Road is a case in point and we have to do something about it, or all our roads are going to be destroyed," Maragh said.