Letters — 09 January 2015
Terrible traffic in Punta Gorda

Dec. 30, 2014

Dear Editor,

Vehicle traffic in Punta Gorda is not regulated. The Coke and Belikin depot is smack in the center of town at the corner of Main (George Price Street) and North Street, where all traffic in P.G. meets. School buses, villagers, passenger buses, cargo delivery trucks, Public Works trucks with road building materials and government and private cars and pickups all meet and pass this junction, especially between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. It is a mess, and vehicles usually collide at this junction. Worst of all, Bowen & Bowen has the 18-wheelers jutting out of this congested depot five feet into the street so citizens cannot use the pedestrian walk on North Street. Bowen and Bowen’s agent here has other properties around P.G. that can be used with proper ventilation for its workers, and not obstruct traffic.

Another eyesore is the largest wholesale-hardware store in PG, belonging to A. Witz, which is at the corner of King and Main-Middle Streets, and he uses the sidewalk of the narrow Main-Middle Street for parking big trucks with steel and cement. People have to use one side of this street, and the Fire Station is just two buildings way.

I am asking the new PNP Party of Mr. Wil Maheia to look into this if and when he gets elected to the Town Council, because the UDP and PUP Mayors have done nothing to change this horrible situation that is going on for over fifteen years. It looks like these big merchants have the UDP and PUP mayors in their pockets.

I call on the Minister of Local Government, Hon. Godwin Hulse, and the Traffic Department to look into this urgently. It is their duty when the mayors fail. Come on, Mr. Wil of PNP. Bring it out in your campaign and the town people will vote for you.

(Signed) Isaac Flores

cc – Minister of Local Government
Bowen and Bowen
Traffic Department
Mr. Wil Maheia PNP

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