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St. James council squabbles over road repairs
2012-09-11 17:19:04 | with audio | (0 Comments)
Minority Leader in the St. James Parish Council, Charles Sinclair is accusing Mayor Glendon Harris of using his majority in the council to carry out road repairs along partisan lines.
Mayor of Montego Bay, Glendon Harris.
Sinclair said the superintendent with responsibility for parochial roads has recommended that the Torado Drive in the Torado Heights area should be fixed.
However, he said the council led by Mayor Harris has not approved the repairs.
Sinclair said the roadwork is valued at $2.5 million and insists the council could afford the project, if payment is made over three months.
In addition, Sinclair said the council recently spent $1.5 million on a roadway for which the National Works Agency has primary responsibility.
He is adamant that the repairs were not approved because the road is in a Jamaica Labour Party-held division.
However, Mayor Harris is insisting that partisan considerations played no part in the decision not to carry out repairs on the Torado Drive roadway at this time.
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Mayor Glendon Harris.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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