Major traffic jams in city

Dear Editor,

I have never seen such massive traffic jams in so many sections of the city before, and it’s not Christmas yet. The volume of traffic seems to fill the streets of Georgetown when Parliament is in session or when there is the ceremonial parade in front of the Magistrate‘s Court.

The latter was in session on the first day in October and it caused pandemonium in several streets of  leaving commuters stranded or stuck in minibuses and private vehicles  for as long as half an hour (in my case).

I was in Croal Street heading for the ‘park’ when the traffic became extremely slow and stopped intermittently just before Camp Street.

Some passengers disembarked and walked to their destinations.  Being saddled with a heavy bag, not realizing how serious the traffic jam was, and wanting to reach a friend at nine o’clock at Fogarty’s Store, I took a chance and remained in the bus.  It crawled into Camp Street and turned south past Brickdam.

Both Croal and Brickdam were blocked and the police presence was evident.  We headed west into Hadfield Street and we were all ejected prematurely at the junction of the Avenue of the Republic.  During this time of travel we were bombarded by traffic on all sides, and tempers flared occasionally.  I witnessed some of the most dexterous driving, some of the most reckless driving, some of the most inconsiderate driving, and some of the most careless driving.

In the end I walked to Fogarty’s with my heavy load, passing a police parade outside the court, which was the cause of the road blocks and the massive traffic jam in several streets of the unsightly, litter-strewn capital city of Guyana.

I wondered as I trudged along, ‘when will the authorities get it right?’  Some time ago I suggested that Parliament be removed mainly for two reasons – the traffic situation and the unsightly mess.  Now we must consider the Magistrate’s Court.

Yours faithfully,
Hilmon Henry 

Comments  

City Constabulary should be guided by police orders regarding when you may fire

Dear Editor, According to media reports the police are presently investigating the shooting to death of Marlon Fredericks by a City Constabulary lance corporal.

Fly Jamaica should be made to publicly apologise

Dear Editor, Passengers of Fly Jamaica OJ275 out of JFK airport last Saturday went through a nightmare none of them ever wish to experience again.

The government should tell the public why Guyana participated in Indian parliamentarians conference

Dear Editor, Director of Public Information, Mr Imran Khan, last week used his personal Facebook page to question why the Government of India invited 20 opposition PPP Indo-Guyanese Members of Parliament (MPs) and only 3 ruling coalition Indo-Guyanese MPs, to an all Indian parliamentarians’ conference in New Delhi, India. 

Security for President, Prime Minister is arranged by Head of Presidential Guard

Dear Editor, The Guyana Police Force is responding to a letter in the January 16 edition of the Stabroek News, under the caption ‘The PM has forgotten his former principles of frugality, – lean and clean government’ by Rohit Persaud.

Is Fyrish water safe for consumption?

Dear Editor, Since Dr Van West-Charles was appointed the CEO of Guyana Water Inc, I have observed that he has been a very proactive professional who is always on the ground looking at issues affecting the citizens of this country with regard to potable water, and trying his best to alleviate their problems.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

We built stabroeknews.com using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers.
Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.

Update my browser now

×