Reflecting on her victory over People's National Party (PNP) candidate Damion Crawford in a hotly contested by-election for the constituency of East Portland, Member of Parliament Ann-Marie Vaz has listed road rehabilitation and improved access to some basic amenities as her main success so far.
She argued that unless amenities, such as road, water, and electricity, are addressed quickly, then her tenure as MP would be deemed a failure.
"Roads were in a deplorable state and the people had very little access to potable water in some communities.
According to the first term MP, the cries from constituents were mainly for road, water, and access to electricity, which she noted are important to the growth and development of any community.
Among the roads she has listed as rehabilitating are: the road through the Anchovy Housing Scheme; the entrance to the Portland Parish Library; approximately 600 metres of road leading to Goblin Hill Villa; the roadway to the Drapers Fishing Beach; the roadway leading to Geejam studios and hotel, and parts of Spring Bank Road.