Residents of Edgewater in Massade, Gros Islet are now living more comfortably, thanks to the completion of recent infrastructural work undertaken within the community.
Angela Alphonse, a long-time resident in the area, explained that “when the first group of residents moved into the development close to 20 years ago, there were no proper paved roads, no street lights, no cable TV and telephone service. These amenities were put in place long after residents moved in”.
Some weeks ago, persons from the Edgewater neighbourhood received some long overdue relief. Roads are now completely paved, thanks to the combined efforts of the District Representative, Emma Hippolyte, and the Ministry of Infrastructure.
Alphonse expressed the residents’ gratitude towards the parliamentary representative for taking action and noted that “residents were very happy that this time around they did not have to sign petitions or take their grievance to the media to get the deserved attention”.
Edgewater Development was one of the first housing projects undertaken by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC). It targeted middle-income earners who, up until a few weeks ago, experienced decades of discomfort when traversing the roads within the community, whether by foot or vehicle.