The issue of uncollected garbage is becoming a serious cause for concern, prompting citizens, residents and candidates of the United Progressive Party (UPP) to organize drives for assisting affected neighbourhoods.
The latest complaint about the situation comes from villagers in Potters.
This has caused Algernon “Serpent” Watts, the UPP’s Candidate for St. George, to issue an ultimatum to the authorities: Collect the waste by Wednesday, September 14, or he will take matters into his own hands.
Yesterday, Tuesday, Watts says he was bombarded with complaints and calls about the uncollected refuse.
Watts notes that this type of situation creates a health hazard for residents, since it attracts vermin.
In recent weeks, residents of All Saints West, St. Mary’s North, and St. John’s City South also have complained about uncollected garbage – which falls under the remit of Sir Molwyn Joseph, Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment.
The National Solid Waste Management Authority and the Central Board of Health are parts of his portfolio.
To address the situation, Anthony Smith, Jr., the All Saints West Candidate; Franz deFreitas, the St. John’s City South Candidate; and Watts are now planning a joint garbage-collection exercise in the three constituencies, which border each other.