Tuesday, November 03, 2015
The plethora of public meetings by both the ruling People's National Party (PNP) and the opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) should, by now, erase all doubts that the country is currently in full election mode.
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Last week, the National Works Agency (NWA) announced that it has commenced a new round of road patching along major corridors in Kingston, St Andrew, and St Catherine. Under that programme, more than 100 corridors in these parishes will be targeted.
According to the NWA, the work being undertaken forms part of a road improvement programme, targeting seven parishes - St James, Clarendon, St Ann, Manchester, Kingston, St Andrew, and St Catherine.
The NWA tells us that approximately $160 million will be spent on executing this new programme, and just over $100 million is to be expended on projects in the Kingston Metropolitan Region (KMR).
So, people living in, and using the roads from Dawkins Pen to Naggos? Head and Spanish Town to Bamboo in St Catherine, the Gordon Town Road and the stretch from Harbour View to Bull Bay will benefit from this programme.
Other areas in the KMR where work is slated to be undertaken include Spanish Town Road, Waltham Park Road, Rousseau Road, Patrick Drive, Langston Road, Jacks Hill Road, Olympic Way, Bourke Road, and Chisolm Avenue, the NWA added.
Additionally, this newspaper has seen work being done on almost all the roads in Seiveright Gardens, a community that has not had the benefit of major road repairs for at least 20 years. In fact, we are aware of many roads in that community that have been allowed to deteriorate over the past 50 years.
Now, if all that were not enough to convince anyone still in doubt about a pending election, yesterday's front page story in this newspaper should, we believe, sway them. more