The Castries Constituency Council (CCC) is not involved in the controversial ongoing City sidewalk repairs, Deputy Mayor, Everistus Jn Marie has made clear.
The project has come under fire from some members of the public who have criticized the timing of the work, coming at one of the busiest times of the year.
Attorney at Law, Mary Francis, provoked a firestorm on social media when she told the Times that business owners whose sales were affected and persons who may have been injured as a result of the project, should pursue legal action.
Francis had also said that the project, being undertaken without prior notice to members of the public, smacked of disdain for citizens.
While not directly agreeing with Francis, Deputy Mayor Everistus Jn Marie disclosed that the CCC itself had plans to undertake sidewalk maintenance, but postponed the project realizing that the Christmas period is the busiest time of the year.
“We are sensitive to the issues,” he asserted.
Jn Marie disclosed that not only was the CCC not involved in the current sidewalk project, but it was not contacted by anyone.
“It is regrettable that the government agency which is involved in this exercise did not find it necessary to contact us so that we could have said to them look, this is not the best time to do this,” the Deputy Mayor observed.