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$28m SSA building sick

BARRY ALLEYNE, [email protected]

$28m SSA building sick

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The new five-storey, unused headquarters of the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) has been characterised as an environmental hazard even before it has been opened for business.

The structure, built at Vaucluse, St Thomas, almost four years ago under the previous Democratic Labour Party administration at a price tag of $28 million, has mould in some areas, windows that cannot be opened, floors that were carpeted, and issues with temperature spikes.

And it’s become clear that workers won’t be going in anytime soon.
The horror stories about the yet-to-be-occupied building were revealed in the question and answer section of the 2020 Estimates Debate in the House of Assembly yesterday by Minister of the Environment Trevor Prescod, and SSA acting general manager Janice Jones. (BA)

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