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Bradshaw: Clean up housing estates

GERCINE CARTER, [email protected]

Bradshaw: Clean up housing estates

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MORE MUST BE DONE to address garbage collection issues in housing estates, says Opposition Parliamentarian Santia Bradshaw.

The representative for St Michael South East aired her concerns about the pile-up of garbage in the Pine Housing Area, one of the largest housing areas in the country.

Bradshaw complained that areas such as this were being neglected and residents were left to feel as though they were being left behind when it came to dealing with public health issues.

She was critical of the Sanitation Service Authority’s approach to collecting and clearing garbage from the densely populated area she represents, and pointed out that the agency’s larger vehicles experienced difficulty negotiating some of the narrow streets.

Residents, including children, were sometimes placed in a position in which they were forced to clean up behind the cleaners, Bradshaw claimed.

She maintained that housing estates belonged to the National Housing Corporation and therefore general health conditions in the areas should be the concern of the Ministry of Housing and the Ministry of the Environment. (GC)