Sidewalk controversy: CCC not involved

Sidewalk controversy: CCC not involved

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.



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  1. Stranger
    January 1, 2016 at 9:30 am Reply

    For some everything is a problem

  2. ##sigh
    January 1, 2016 at 9:37 am Reply

    Don’t do it there’s a problem do it there’s an even bigger problem. A road has 2 sides if you can’t walk on one side use the other simple. Let the ppl do their job to finish. Smh

  3. Anonymous
    January 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm Reply

    It is not the Government that is responsible the contractor should be sued Mary


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