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Secondary debris clean up needs to happen on Grand Bahama Island
By Janet Albury-Simpson
Jan 18, 2017 - 8:17:22 PM

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Dear Editor,

I am writing to express my concern regarding the amount of debris still evident all around the island.

It is time for the secondary clean up. Debris needs to be removed and the streets of Grand Bahama Island should be made clean, safe and secure for drivers and pedestrians once again.

It is disturbing to see that road signs are still down, several are in good order and just need to be erected for drivers to note the speed limits and other caution warnings, hanging wires are a menace and presents a danger for the school children who can get entangled in it, broken and discarded wood and cement power poles should be collected and removed from the sides of the roads. Street signs should hopefully now be re-ordered and replaced. How long will this unsatisfactory situation continue?

Islanders were dealt a horrific blow and compliments poured out when the cleanup began and essential services were restored. All I am asking is for the work to continue to completion. The landscaping debris, is an eyesore and needs to be removed. It is big load and not one that residents can easily remove themselves. In most subdivisions, it is a service that is paid for by the landowners service charge fee.

People are dealing with financial and economic hardships. A cleaner environment will do much to lift the spirits of the residents. What an eyesore for the visitors whom we desperately need.

Let's get the job done... a new year has begun!

Janet Albury-Simpson

Disclaimer: The views expressed here are solely those of the author in his/her private capacity and do not in any way represent the views of TheBahamasWeekly.com

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