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LETTER OF THE DAY - Does JLP really want a balance of power?

Published:Friday | March 16, 2012 | 12:00 AM


An open letter to Opposition Leader Andrew Holness:

It is with great displeasure that I write to you on behalf of the Irwin Point Community Association.

During the 2011 general election campaign, we saw no political party in our community. Again, we see no one in our community with regard to the local government elections. If some areas are not visited, how can the political balance you are seeking be achieved?

Most of our community consists of returning residents who are very disappointed that, after the call to return home and help boost the economy of our country, we are being ignored. From the outset, we have had water issues - and still do; the developers of our scheme are not regulated by any governing body - we are practically having to rebuild new houses because of bad workmanship without any redress being offered by said developer; the only two roads leading into our scheme are in a deplorable condition - numerous representations to the St James Parish Council have proven futile.

Last year, 15 communications, in various forms, were made to Clive Mullings. He did not respond to even one of these communications. We asked who we thought was our new MP, the PNP's Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams, to attend our community meeting with only four days' notice, and she was in attendance at that meeting. She has since learned that Edmund Bartlett is our MP. Trying to get in touch with him is proving difficult.

Poor website

There is no information on the JLP website on how to contact your members. The parish council website does not provide any information about MPs or councillors and which areas they represent. Calling your headquarters is not pleasant, as staff act as if we are a nuisance for calling them.

Please, can you assist us in making contact with Mr Bartlett in order that we can discuss with him the right direction to take in trying to remedy all of the issues listed above?


Secretary, Irwin Point Community