THE EDITOR, Sir:
The accompanying picture is of the only road leading in and out of Long Road, St Mary. The district of Long Road and its adjoining districts are living on the edge as the National Works Agency has failed to carry out construction of retaining walls to the eastern sections of the road going north, opposite the breakaway.
Citizens had to cut into private property so vehicular traffic could use the roadway. We can cut no more.
Any day now, we can have torrential rains, and at least 4,000 residents will be blocked in and children will not be able to attend school, namely Annotto Bay High, Buff Bay High, Marymount High, and St Mary High, Titchfield High, St Mary Technical High.
Getting sick and going to the Annotto Bay Hospital would be a disaster. Economic life and the livelihood of residents will be at a standstill.
We ask you to bring this forcefully to the attention of the authorities.
Long Road PO, St Mary