Over the years I have lived in several different jurisdictions and I have found it is not uncommon for an elected government to ignore an area or district that did not elect a member of the current government.
It is for this reason that I believe the residents of West Bay have a right to fear that their wishes and needs will be forgotten for the next four years.
If the PPM is truly a government for all of the people, members would go out of their way to make sure that the residents of West Bay do not feel left out of this government’s agenda.
The best way to do this would be to tackle one of the greatest irritants facing those that live in the north west of Grand Cayman and that is the constant traffic jam.
From 6.30 in the morning until 9.30 the traffic barely moves, and then from noon until 2.30 it doesn’t move again.
Then in the evening from 5 to 7 no one can get back up the Seven Mile Beach Road.
Add to that the many times the workers at the Ritz walk out into the road with their little stop signs, and no one moves north or south without a very long delay.
I have heard the reason for the delay in building the West Bay bypass is lack of funding.
Let’s face it, in any government budget there is money for the chosen projects; all it takes it the political will.
The PPM government should immediately direct the Roads Authority to begin construction of this bypass from both the Hyatt and the Botabano ends, meeting somewhere around Raleigh Quay some time next year.
If the government were to reach out to the people of West Bay in this manner and show they are truly a government of all of the people, I am willing to wager they might even elect a member or two from this area in the next election.
So Mr. Tibbitts show us what your government is all about and start building the by-pass tomorrow!
Name withheld by request