Wednesday April 3, 2013
The Director of Environmental Protection
Environmental Protection Department
Ministry of Environment and Drainage
NUPW Headquarters Complex
Dalkeith, ST. MICHAEL
Dear Sir / Madam
I write this letter on behalf of my constituents of Upper Mount Standfast, Saint James.
I attach hereto a copy of the letter dated 27th February this year which many of them have written to me drawing my attention, inter alia, to a health hazard existing in their neighbourhood.
They further inform that around three (3) years ago the Ministry of Health placed a notice on the property on which the mentioned derelict house is situate, calling on its owner to clean up the property and its environs. Nothing has been done to so clear the property or to demolish the house. The notice was removed, allegedly by the person responsible for the property.
I am also informed that the property may be owned by a Ms. Carmen Johnson-Hewitt (Barbados ID# 5705070083), who lives overseas. No one has resided on the property for the last ten (10) years.
I kindly request your Department, or any other relevant Government agency, to investigate this matter and to remedy this nuisance to my constituents in the near future.
Edmund G. Hinkson, M.P.
Member of Parliament – St. James North
CC. Principal Environmental Health Officer
Maurice Byer Polyclinic
Senior Environmental Health Officer
Vector Control Unit
Residents of Upper Mt. Standfast