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Jamaica: St Bess District Wants Quick Fix To ‘Death Trap’

Residents of Jointwood in St Elizabeth are frustrated with the lack of responsiveness by the State in repairing the road to their community after three sections of the thoroughfare collapsed during last November’s flood rains.

Concerned that the damaged roadway is posing a danger to commuters and pedestrians, they are calling for urgent action to address the situation.

The residents told The Gleaner that except for a tour of the area by Everald Warmington, the Cabinet minister with responsibility for works; St Elizabeth North Eastern Member of Parliament J.C. Hutchinson; and representatives of the National Works Agency (NWA) in the immediate aftermath of the damage, there has been no action.

“This is a disgrace. It is a major roadway, which leads from the parish of St James to St Elizabeth and other parishes, and yet the Government chooses to turn a blind eye to such a dangerous death trap,” businessman Mark Sterling, who lives in the community, told The Gleaner.

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