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Still no running water for Usain's birthplace

Published:Saturday | August 24, 2013 | 12:00 AM


I read with interest and amazement a headline "Falmouth to get statue of Usain Bolt" and, whereas I have no issue with that, it brings to mind that Usain's birthplace, Sherwood Content, still after his rise to fame, continues to have major water woes.

I would have thought that with all he has done for our beloved country, and continues to do, his home town and its residents would have finally got a water supply.

This would be far more appreciated I'm sure by Usain and his family.

I'm am really hoping and praying that the promise of water becomes a reality in light of the billions of dollars spent every year and the Government's announcements of the billions of more dollars to be spent under the National Water Commission's K factor programme.

Let's hope that with all the glory and fame that Usain has given Jamaica another Olympics and IAAF World Championships would not have come and gone without the residents of that community getting piped water.

Over to you member of parliament, minister of water, and prime minister.


Buff Bay