Jamaica News, Hanover: Residents Protest Poor Road Conditions – Dozens of disgruntled residents which includes taxi operators and students, took to the streets of their community in Eastern Hanover, on Monday, March 18, and protested over deplorable road conditions which have been affecting them over the past years.
The angry residents mounted several roadblocks along various sections of the roadway leading from communities such as Rejoin, Pondside, Chapel Gate, Great Valley, Flint River and Cold Spring.
Several schools in the area which includes the Merlene Ottey High, Cold Spring Basic and Pondside All Age were unable to open their doors for the day.
Traffic was forced to a standstill in all directions, making it impossible for any form of vehicle to traverse to any of these communities.
The angry residents lashed out at their Jamaica Labor Party Member of Parliament, Dave Brown and the sitting Jamaica Labour Party Councillor Devon Brown, who they say have been doing nothing to uplift their community since they took up political office several years ago.
A large contingent of police personnel was dispatched on the scene to assist in keeping the protestor at bay, but the demonstrators decided that they would only yield after they heard from both political representatives.
Our news team learnt that the Member of Parliament and the Councillor arrived in the area in mid-afternoon, and after meeting with the angry residents, they asked to be given six weeks to address the deplorable road conditions.