2013-10-23 Letter to Ministry of Transport and Works

October 23, 2013

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Transport and Works
Pine East-West Boulevard

Dear Sir

Re: Dangerous Rock Along Road in Gibbs Hill Saint James / Saint Peter

I write this letter bringing notice to your Ministry of a protruding rock formation at the side of the public road along Gibbs Hill, Saint James / Saint Peter below Rock Dundo Main Road.

The presence of this protruding rock is very dangerous to both motorists and pedestrians who respectively drive and walk along this section of the road. It indeed makes it quite difficult to see vehicles which are approaching in the opposite direction. I am aware that there have been many serious accidents at this location due to the presence of this rock.

Many of my constituents who reside in the vicinity have expressed grave concern on this issue. It will not cost much money to remove this danger. I can email you two pictures of this area in the event that you believe that such may be helpful in identifying the exact location.

I kindly request that your Ministry investigate this matter in the very near future.

Yours faithfully,

Edmund G. Hinkson, M.P.
Member of Parliament for Saint James North

CC. The Residents of Gibbs, Saint Peter

The Residents of Rock Dundo, Saint James

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Edmund "Eddie" Hinkson is an attorney-at-law residing in Waterhall Terrace, St. James. The husband of Beverly and father of Erica and Gregory, he has an outstanding record as a community leader. He has been a member of the Lions Club of Bridgetown for the past 24 years and has the honours of being named the Best President of the Lions Clubs in the Caribbean District 60B and of serving as the Lions Clubs Leader of Barbados. Eddie has been a member of the Advisory Board of Directors of the Salvation Army for the past 5 years. He has also served as a member of the Council of St. Johns Ambulance Association, the Association of the Blind and Deaf and of the Council for the Disabled. Eddie has been a sub-committee chairman of the Small Business Association and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. A member of the Lawn Tennis Association and the Paragon Tennis Club, he has sponsored cricket, football and netball tournaments, provided prizes at school speech days, assisted churches with outreach and mentorship programmes, provided food vouchers to needy persons and helped in finding solutions to constituency issues relating to land. In government, he served as Chairman of the National Conservation Commission and the Severance Payments Tribunal, Deputy Chairman of the National Housing Corporation, the National Advisory Committee on Disabilities and the Building Advisory Committee as well as a Director of the National Cultural Foundation, a Member of Consumer Claims Tribunal, Income Tax Appeal Board and the Harrison College Board of Management. Internationally, Edmund is an officer of the International Bar Association, a member of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association and a member of International Who’s Who of Professionals.