Eyesore exposes preferential treatment
I would like to draw the attention of the relevant government department responsible for removing the abandoned and rusted white pick-up truck in the bus lay-by on Marsh Folly Road, east of Bishop Spencer Road.
This has been sitting roadside for months, preventing buses from safely pulling in for area residents.
Surely, this vehicle can be removed and the cost passed on to the offending owner, which can be easily identifiable through TCD records. This is a blight to the neighbourhood and a danger to bus drivers, passengers and the residents of Pembroke, who are having to board the bus in the main road.
I am astounded that this has been ignored for so long, as your columnist and now Progressive Labour Party MP Christopher Famous declared in his column of January 16, 2015 entitled “Two Bermudas: we must be treated equally”.
He wrote: “ ... in the two Bermudas, one side gains priority for government properties to be well-manicured weekly. The other side is completely abandoned for months.”
You can therefore understand my surprise on April 20 to see parks department staff planting, watering and beautifying the Crow Lane roundabout in advance of the ITU World Triathlon Bermuda this weekend, while this vehicle has been completely abandoned in Pembroke, in the heart of a PLP stronghold for months.
I was certain that these kind of “two Bermudas” atrocities would end with the PLP’s election victory because, according to Mr Famous’s column, “ ... in the two Bermudas, one side gains priority for government properties to be well-manicured weekly. The other side is completely abandoned for months ... We cannot expect social unity if all parts of society are not treated equally. Back-a-town must get the same treatment as Paget. The America’s Cup will come and go. Yet our children in the public education system are with us for ever.
“They are our future. They deserve an equal playing field. They are our priority.”
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