MONTEGO BAY – Mayor of Falmouth, Collin Gager, on Thursday March 10 called on residents of Trelawny to protect the interests of the parish and to refrain from any action that would threaten the development projects now underway.
The Mayor's appeal came one day after Minister of Transport and Works, Hon. Mike Henry, issued a similar plea for residents, “not to carry out planned demonstrations, which could endanger the cruise industry”.
There are reports of planned road-blocking demonstrations along the Springvale (Wakefield) main road in northern Trelawny to call attention to bad road conditions. Minister Henry said the road blocks could seriously affect the commuting of cruise ship passengers visiting the parish.
Mayor Gager, who was addressing the monthly meeting of the Trelawny Parish Council, also urged political and civic leaders to appeal to the good sense of citizens.
“I am asking my councillors and the leaders in society and in the various divisions to, as best as possible, impart the knowledge that they have, to those who would think that their only hope right now and the way out is to demonstrate on the conditions of a road,” he stated.
“We are asking for negotiations and understanding so that nothing is done to scar this wonderful project that will put Trelawny, Falmouth and Jamaica on the map, because what is happening here in Falmouth is happening nowhere else, and we are the only set of people, who have that special room for development right now,” he added.
Mayor Gager further informed that contracts have been given out for repairs of a number of the roads throughout the parish, and appealed to the citizens to exercise patience as the work is carried out.
CONTACT: BRYAN MILLER
JIS REGIONAL OFFICE