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Fix horrible St Thomas roads

Published:Saturday | May 12, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Western St Thomas MP James Robertson seems to be in as bad a shape as the roads of the constituency he represents.-File
Dr Fenton Ferguson, where is he?


I write to give my support to the people of Grants Pen, St Thomas, and to the wider community of residents in the parish.

Ironically, on Saturday, May 5, 2012, a number of us went on a trip to that part of the island and we were appalled at the state of the road from Eleven Miles onward. Alas, it didn't take long for us to see the reason why the roads were in such a deplorable condition.

We counted at least 30 heavily laden trucks coming from St Thomas, as well as trucks going to the area, before we turned off to our destination.

My questions are: Where do the members of parliament (MP) drive to visit their constituents, or do they not? Why aren't the powers that be not taxing these trucks, which I am sure contribute tremendously to the very poor condition of the main road of the parish?

The people of St Thomas deserve better. They have been more than loyal to one of the parish MPs, Dr Fenton Ferguson.

Now going up into the hills of Seaforth, Trinityville, Cedar Valley, etc., is another story. Three-term MP James Robertson seems to be missing in action too. Roads are non-existent in these areas. It is simply dangerous to drive on these thoroughfares.

I would like to think that it is better to have no representatives than to have representatives who are self-serving.

Why do the people of St Thomas vote anyway? I urge the representatives to think of the people in their respective areas. It is simply horrible to be driving on a main road such as the one that takes you to St Thomas.