St John MP Mara Thompson pleaded for improved transportation and better roads in the rural constituency as debate resumed on the 2016/2017 Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure in the House of Assembly today.
While touting that hundreds of residents have been accessing services at the David Thompson Health and Social Services Complex opened last November, she lamented that public transportation to the facility even for St John residents was difficult.
As Thompson called on Transport Minister Michael Lashley to address the problem, she also urged him to fix roads in the parish.
“Someone living in Kendal St John has to take a bus down to Bridgetown and then out to Glebe Land in St John. People who live in Massiah Street can’t get across to the Glebe Land by the ordinary bus system so we do need the transportation to be more widely organized so that all citizens on the eastern side of the island can access this wonderful working facility.
“If we are going to improve the transportation in terms of the buses getting there, really the roads in St John need some work. There are far too many roads that are just in deplorable condition.”