Opposition Leader MP Jamale Pringle Expresses Concern Over Tourist Injury Due to Poor Infrastructure

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Source- REAL NEWS:MP Jamale Pringle, the leader of the Opposition, is expressingdismay that a tourist was injured as a result of this country’s poor road infrastructure.

He reports that the visitor, who had arrived here on board a cruise ship, was part of a tour group cycling around the island on Thursday, November 30. CLICK HERE FOR OUR WHATS APP

It was in the Fig Tree Drive area that the mishap occurred, Pringle says.

Reportedly, the bike became stuck in some asphalt that had been dislodged by the recent rainfall, and the tourist flew over the handlebars of the bicycle and landed on the road, damaging his shoulder.

Pringle says he received several calls about the incident on Thursday.

The Opposition leader, who is also the parliamentary representative for All Saints East and St. Luke, has been complaining for years about the condition of the roads in the constituency. CLICK HERE FOR OUR WHATS APP

However, he has been ignored – as Prime Minister Gaston Browne has declared that those constituencies not won by the Antigua Labour Party will not be a priority for his administration.

Therefore, the infrastructure in a number of communities remainsin a deplorable state.

Pringle notes that Fig Tree Drive is one of the most popular routes for tours in Antigua and Barbuda, and yet the road is in such a badcondition.

The Government needs to stop playing politics with people’s lives and become proactive – instead of being reactive all the time, the Opposition leader says.

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