Gov’t plans $100M clean-up for Le Repentir Cemetery

-Mayor sees ‘cosmetic’ operation

Over the course of the next six months more than $100 million is expected to be spent to clean up the Le Repentir Cemetery in what Georgetown Mayor Hamilton Green is calling a “mere cosmetic operation” by the government.

At a press conference on Monday, acting Local Government Minister Norman Whittaker had said that works at the cemetery will include desilting of drains, reactivating of kokers and the removal of garbage from illegal dumping sites, a release from Government Information Agency (GINA) said.

For years, Le Repentir cemetery has been in poor condition and there have been sporadic efforts by the government and city council to improve the situation.

In March, during the budget presentation, Fin-ance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh had said that $1 billion will be spent on a countrywide …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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