The Choiseul/Saltibus Constituency Branch is calling on Parliamentary Representative Lorne Theophilus and Minister of Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport Phillip J. Pierre to come to the relief of the elderly, sick, school children and residents of Darban, Saltibus and Balca by effecting urgent and much needed remedial works on the Darban, Saltibus and Balca road network.
“The Government of St. Lucia Ambulance Service has stated categorically that they will not drive into these communities to transport sick persons to hospital as the road is too deplorable for the ambulance to traverse,” a statement issued today said.
“Delivery trucks from the Windward and Leeward Brewery and other wholesalers have also refused to service these communities because of the terrible road conditions. Bus drivers and other motorists have complained that their vehicle’s suspension cannot withstand the condition of the roads any longer.”
The residents of Darban, Saltibus and Balca therefore want to remind Theophilus and his local surrogate Kevin Thomas of their responsibility to the constituents.
“This situation has become a matter of life and death for the sick and others who may fall gravely ill and will be needing the
services of the ambulance. The livelihoods of persons living within these communities are also being impacted negatively by deplorable condition of the road network,” the statement said.