by: Suzell Wray

Member of Parliament for St. James East Central, Edmund Bartlett, says work has begun on the road leading into the communities of Johns Hall and Spring Mount.

The deplorable road conditions triggered protests among residents who blocked the roadway with tree branches and boulders, rendering it impassable for vehicles.

Mr. Bartlett told our news centre that parts of the roadway was fixed in the past, however, it’s the duty of the National Works Agency to ensure the task was completed.

He also speculated that the road work was delayed because of financial constraints.

Edmund Bartlett, Member of Parliament for St. James East Central.

Meanwhile, Mayor of Montego Bay, Leeroy Williams, says the protest on Monday was sparked from years of complaint from residents and had now reached a breaking point.

Leeroy Williams, Mayor of Montego Bay.

Efforts to contact the National Works Agency’s western offices based in the area was unsuccessful.