The Hon Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit says the resurfacing of Kennedy Avenue, Independence Street and King George V St in Roseau just in time for the carnival parade is routine maintenance and critics should just say thanks.
Hon Skerrit responded to negative comments that he says he has heard about the project which was completed between February 15th and 18th.
“This is routine road maintenance that we do from time to time,” he said. “When you know that visitors are coming to your home, you do a little more cleaning and sprucing up. That’s what you do as a country. If you know you have a national activity, you would pay a little more attention to details.
“Instead of just patching the road this week and next week, I gave the direction to just resurface the streets to give us a few months reprieve.”
He affirms that this resurfacing is not part of the Roseau Enhancement Project for which consultation will take place beforehand.
The Hon Prime Minister says naysayers should appreciate the upgrade nonetheless.
“If the government fixes the roads, let us say thanks we are able to walk on the street and jump and chip with no fear of…falling anywhere. We can even jump carnival in 6-inch stiletto heels. Just say thanks,” the Finance Minister said in a post to his Facebook page on Wednesday.
“I don’t think we should be criticizing and saying Skerrit did this just for carnival. OK, I did it for carnival but the road is still there after carnival. So, when you see something positive happen, let’s say it’s good and let’s roll. Let us deal with the other issues confronting our country and city.”
He asked, “If every time we do something positive, there are people who criticize, then where are we taking our country?”