On March 1, 2015, residents of Choiseul village, fed up with the deteriorating road conditions in their community, pooled resources and manpower to fill potholes.
Exactly one month and two weeks later, residents are now breathing a sigh of relief, because as one resident told St. Lucia News Online (SNO), “Our cries didn’t fall on deaf ears.”
The residents who complained about the bad roads are the same ones who have reported the good news, to show they’re not being biased.
“We are very pleased that for once something is being done to the roads in the village after years of abandonment,” the resident added.
Since Monday, April 13, the authorities have been executing road repairs in the village. Pothole are being filled and bumpy roads are being resurfaced.
Though the road works are not major, residents are still thankful.
“It’s better than nothing and there’s still more work to be done,” one resident told SNO.
The village’s parliament representative, Lorne Theophilus, who is also the tourism minister, is being praised for listening to the people. One resident said the road works came as a surprise “since we heard nothing about it”.
The residents are however demanding more attention from Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony.
“The PM (prime minister) is still missing in action though,” a resident pointed out.