Monday 22 October, 2018

Williamsville residents protest over bad roads

Police and fire officers were called out to Williamsville on Tuesday morning as residents of the area staged a fiery protest over poor road conditions.

From as early as 6:00 am Tuesday, residents came out burning debris along the roadways, preventing the flow of traffic.

The obstruction negatively impacted businesses and schools in the area, with several establishments opting to close for the morning.

Residents were calling on the Ministry of Works and Transport to fix a roadway that had collapsed recently and destroyed water lines in immediate areas as a result. 

However, since the roadway collapsed, despite repeatedly pleas for assistance, no help has been forth coming, and as a result, residents told police that they felt they had no option but to protest.

Several officials including Councillor Vashti Sookhoo were still at the scene of the protest up to Tuesday midday. 

More on this as it becomes available.


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