Kick up fuss over dust
Residents of Road View, St Peter are frustrated with the inconvenience caused by a new building being constructed in the area.
Some residents in the small community just on the outskirts of Speightstown, said since construction began on the opposite side of the road, they have been unable to open their homes and are forced to constantly wipe down their cars and houses.
When a Weekend Nation team visited early yesterday morning, workmen were busy but all of the houses were shut. So tight, it was hard to tell if anyone was home.
Pamela Iphill, an elderly resident, said the dust was a bother and stopped her from opening her home.
“Everyday, the dust killing we. We can’t open our windows or doors because there’s too much dust. It’s unbearable now,” she said.
Iphill said she was a bit disappointed that no one spoke to the residents about plans to build before they began.
“All they gave us was a letter. That’s not good enough,” she added.
Another resident, who requested anonymity, said the dust was becoming a great inconvenience.
“I had to get up and wipe down the side of the house because it’s always really dirty now. It makes no sense doing it every morning, so I do it when I’m off. My wife can’t hang out clothes in the day, she has to do it at night when nothing is going on,” he said.
The frustrated resident stressed that he had no problem with the construction but was fed up with the dust and the lack of communication from those in charge of the job.
“A gentleman from the construction firm gave me a letter telling me they were going to be doing some building in the area, but he gave me that well after the building started. I don’t mind the development but if it’s going to be affecting us so, they needed to say something from the very start to see how best we could work around it,” he stressed.
Efforts to reach project manager Orson Alleyne, of Steinbrook Management Services, for comment were unsuccessful.