Seaview Gardens residents yesterday turned their anger on Member of Parliament Anthony Hylton, accusing him of neglecting the community, and pointedly told him to resign.
Fuming over bad roads, lack of street lights, and heavy foliage in sections of the community, residents, taxi operators, and mini bus operators mounted a road block at the entrance to the community off Spanish Town Road in Kingston.
Hylton, who was in the community, tried to address the residents. However, they said that were tired of talking, held on to him as he tried to enter his motor vehicle and forced him to walk the community with them.
The residents accused Hylton of continuing to take them for granted because the community sits in the St Andrew Western constituency, a safe seat for the Opposition People’s National Party.
“Thirty-odd years me live a Seaview and them never come down here come clean the gully or fix the road. The bus them a turn back a round-about and go back so. School pickney late a morning time, people late for work, people a get fire, no vehicle nah come a dah side a di scheme. We want the road to fix, we cannot live so. Big pretty house, no road, it nuh mek sense. The gully, mosquito woulda kill the baby them. Every minute the people them affi a go hospital for their baby. We need road, we need better livity,” Hopie Johnson told the Observer, adding that Hylton should resign.
“Him need to go, him haffi go. Hylton fi go. We no want Hylton,” she said.
A taxi operator, Winston Callum, who plies the Seaview to Half-Way-Tree route, said the poor road conditions and lack of street lights have created conflict among his passengers as they constantly argue about where he should drive.