|Total Comments 11 | Start A New Comment|
|Posted By: naissur|
Posted On: Jul 9, 2012
why u sak such a obvious question
|Posted By: Julet Davidson-Riley|
Posted On: Jul 8, 2012
|Housing in Jamaica|
I thing the govt can do a little better look at all the lands lying around in Jamaica please help the person that can afford it.
|Posted By: web|
Posted On: Jun 30, 2012
|Road dev found.|
change this question now man.
|Posted By: Rick Swope|
Posted On: Jun 30, 2012
|Is it a Pothole or a Blackhole?|
I come to Jamaica very often as my wife is Jamaican, and still waiting for her Visa.
But, I dare say, roads there are about the worst I have ever seen! I have lived in about 10 states and driven in 40 of them over and over, but I have literally seen potholes in areas near Kingston for example, the size of the car I was in and just as deep, in a very nice residential area.
The asphalt mix just seems like it's being cut thin in order to make the $$$ go around? The same problem we have herein America.
Or is it plain arrogance on the Highway Design Engineers in their mix ratio designs, or does the $$$ go into deep pockets someplace?
Take the Warrens Roundabout in Barbados. I was there for over three months with my wife eairler this year. That is another "Engineering Blunder". There were 27 accidents in a 29 day period in December 2011.
But back to the point. With such high humidity and rains, you need to have a higher quailty roadbed to lay the asphalt on or it will just crumble. Don't patch, don't Scarify the old roads off.
Dig them out, and do it right. The money spent (with proper oversight) will save millions even in the short term to Jamaicans on repairs, to Jamaican insurance companies in claims, hospital costsand so on.
Once the word spreads that Jamaica has taken an honest and widespread effort to revitalize the national road syatem, tourist will take notice of this, and WANT to drive the roads of Beautiful Jamaica. Rent the cars buy the gas and spend their money in the interior of the island exploring.
Millions in tourist $$$$ just waiting and litteraly by fixing the roads. The #1 complaint in America is poor roads when we travel. There is a line in a movie, "Field of Dreams" that I will twist a little, " Fix them, and they will come."
I love Jamaica, and look forward to living there more than I do here in the States, so PLEASE fix the roads so my teeth won't shake, rattle and roll, out of my mouth!
Thank you for this opportunity to express my view not only as a tourist, but as a honorary Jamaican (by Marriage). I have a rare vantage point and hope I have not over stepped myself.
|Posted By: Delroy Lawrence|
Posted On: Jun 28, 2012
When one looks at the rehabilitation of roads is a typical waste of money. Contractors make millions of money on the already squeezed taxpayers. Patching of roads are not done properly, as contractors are repeatedly summons to do the work over again, and this goes on for years.
America is such a large country and their roads are excellently asphalted without the treasurous potholes. So, what is wrong in Jamaica? I leave the public to decide.
|Posted By: Outlaw|
Posted On: Jun 26, 2012
|Road Maintainance Fund|
Ques. Is the money really being used on the roads?
Instead of patching here amd there which leads to bigger holes when the rain sets......why not just resurface the roads and stop wasting time, money and resources.
|Posted By: H Nelson|
Posted On: Jun 22, 2012
To my Jamaica friends and the government:
I just returned to the US. I spent a week in JA. I was truly disappointed because of the roads and bad drivers. I was run off the road several times and received a flat tire once because of it. I have been driving in JA since 1973. This is the worst trip I ever had there.
My great grandfather is from 9 miles so I am Jamaican all the way. No I do not expect it to be like America but the streets need work; lots of work and soon. When tourists come to JA they want a nice place with good roads to drive on. I was in Negril and beggars were terrible with dog poop everywhere. It was not always that way. This was a tourist Mecca and it failed the test. Even the grass was not cut. Like I said I have been coming to JA for a long time and this is the worst I have seen it. Jamaicans are not begging people they work for a living. Welfare hurts the people give them work and education. I talked to one hotlier about having security guards and he told me it was a plan to do away with the small hotels and lose their land to the larger hotels in Negril.
Get Jamaica back on top please and make it soon!
|Posted By: Suayni Biggs|
Posted On: Jun 21, 2012
|Unsuitable road conditions|
I must agree with those who commented before me, from highways to by-roads in most communities, the standards are below par. I must also add that the money that is being wasted on this '4- lane' road on the Palisadoes is balderdash. The vehicular traffic on that road does not warrant 4 lane roads, excepting when major events are being held at Port Royal. The Government (and this includes the opposition) need to become more savvy with our money, I think its high time that we see results, other than a faulty Highway when it comes to the topic of 'roads'!
|Posted By: L. Brown|
Posted On: Jun 17, 2012
In January 2012 I was involved in an accident in St Andrews all because another driver was trying to avoid a pot hole and he came on my side of the road and hit me . The Goverment should be held responsible for this accident
|Posted By: Deighton Ford|
Posted On: Jun 14, 2012
I can only take it that this question does not relate to the highways,however its clearly apparent that any Jeep (no matter what colour it is) will always have front end problems maybe even crash due to poor management/workmanship in maintaining the roads on the Island, no matter which parish it may be. Its an embarrassing disgrace & with unscrupulous individuals/groups in charge Jamaica will always suffer under its charge-hand, that will not change.
|Posted By: Pauline Thompson|
Posted On: Jun 13, 2012
|road maintenance fund|
I have lived in Washington Gardens, kingston 20 for the past 24 years and the roads remain in the same disrepair for all these years. The member of parliament for that division Minister Anthony Hylton really don't see it fit to repair these roads that are in such deplorable conditions. Therefore, I really don't see where the road maintenance fund is working.