Sixth District Representative, Hon. Alvera Maduro-Caines in a radio interview moments after being declared the winner in the 2015 general elections announced that one of her first tasks would be to move forward with the project to remedy the Stone Haven flooding situation.
The area of Stone Haven and the front of One Mart has been known for constant flooding and water accumulation. Business owners operating in the Stone Haven location over the years have sustained much damage as a result of the flooding specifically during the rainy season which will soon be here.
Hon. Maduro-Caines reiterated her plans to fix the problem during the campaign rallies. In fact, the Representative’s plan to remedy the issue was previously mentioned at a 2012 public meeting with her constituents. At that meeting on June 21, 2012 residents were given assurance that Government will be giving the Stone Haven flooding problem priority attention.
At a meeting that Hon. Maduro-Caines told the residents that the flooding at the two locations are being caused by Ghut issues , she re-iterated that Government has a plan to do something about it.
Minister Health and Social Development, Hon. Ronnie Skelton was also at the meeting and told residents: “We have to get the Free Bottom Ghut to the ocean, that is the big problem.”
Hon. Skelton stated that there is currently a drainage situation as the Free Bottom Ghut is being connected to the Purcell Ghut: “So when Purcell Ghut is flowing the water can’t get out. The water can’t get to the ocean, the pressure to force it out is being blocked,” Hon Skelton explained.
He said that Government has to find a way of getting the water from Stone Haven to the ocean as it was noted that at present the water is not getting to its destination.